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Lock Haven University Office of teacher certification updated: 09/2012. TIMS. Welcome to TIMS. How to Register for TIMS. Open the PDE Website by typing the following URL into your browser: www.education.state.pa.us/
TIMS Welcome to TIMS
How to Register for TIMS • Open the PDE Website by typing the following URL into your browser: www.education.state.pa.us/ • Click on Register (This is found on the left hand side of the screen, just below Login.)
Register You create these
Once your username and password have been confirmed, the Home page will be launched again showing that you are logged in.
Click Access TIMS
Establish Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) Profile Fill out and hit continue
TIMS Dashboard (Anything PDE needs from you will be communicated through this e-mail) Check it frequently!!
Completing the Application Click Applications Select New Credential Application…
Select Credential Type and Subject Area to be Requested Requested Credential Type – Instructional I (61) • Requested Certification Subject Area(s) • “Click Here to select certification subject area to be requested” • Select your subject area • Include Selected Certification Subject Area(s) in My Application • ELML applicants will select Grades 4-8 with the corresponding subject area(s). • (You may add more than one area if necessary) • Continue
Select Credential Type and Subject Area to be Requested Cont. 1) Answer questions accordingly 2) Hit Continue
Step 1: Background Questions 1) Answer Questions 2) Agree to Affidavit 3) Go back to top and hit “NEXT”
Things to keep in mind • Make sure you fill out everything to avoid delays in the processing of your application • The area that causes the most confusion is the Education Information so be sure to include the : Institution Name, State, Country, Degree Conferred, Major subject area and if attended the Educator Prep Program • You will then have to look up the Ed. Prep Program and add it
Step 3: Education Details Select Add New
Education Details Cont. Step by Step instructions are next…
Education Details Cont. Type in Lock then hit Search Select : Lock Haven Univ. of PA/Main Contact Official Details : There is only one selection to be made. Once selected it will automatically fill in the information. Once you select that you received a degree and completed an approved program you will see the next screen… (Note you should NOT be applying for certification if you have not graduated!)
Education Details Cont. • Fill out degree information, Date Conferred and GPA • Click to add Major Subject Area • Answer YES to completing the PDE Approved Ed. Prep. Program • Click to add Ed Prep Program (see next slide)
Education Details Cont. Adding Educator Prep Program Instructional I + Major Area Undergraduate Traditional When you enrolled at LHU Month and Year you actually graduated If you do not know your program GPA please use overall Once Complete click “Add” then “Save” then “NEXT” (unless you have more education information to enter), then repeat
Education Details Cont. ELML should select Elementary Education and Teaching (13.1202) Answer Question & Save
Once you have selected your major subject area you will need to elect your Educator Prep Program. ELML students will be given a dropdown menu based on what you selected as your major subject area(s). Once complete select “Add”
Education Details Cont. This what completed credential information looks like….
Step 4: Certification Program Provider Survey You will need to answer all of the questions before you can proceed.
Step 5: Certification Details If you do not currently hold any certifications please hit “NEXT”
Step 5: Proof Item Details This will tell you what information still needs to be submitted.
Summary • Should simply be a summary of the information you provided. • Answer Code of Conduct questions • Print your information • Proceed to submit • You will be prompted for your payment information (CC or Money Order) • You will need to submit again (This will ensure your show up on my system) • Please be sure to check your TIMS inbox at least daily. If PDE needs anything from you they will usually communicate it through your TIMS account. If you need assistance please contact me: Phone: 570-484-2137 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org