I graduated 10 years or so ago. I was an in-house substitute
at a pittsburgh public school for one year and a regular sub
for the pittsburgh public schools the next year. After that,
i left teaching.
Seeing as i never took more credits towards my Act 48, I had
always assumed that my certification had lapsed. I may have
got something in the mail. I don't know. I wasn't concerned
as i never thought i'd be looking to get back into teaching
so, if i got something in the mail, it was probabaly thrown
out. Well, i am interested in getting back into it.
Anyway, i had assumed that my certification had lapsed, but
i just read this on a website,
"Level I certificates are valid for years of service, not
chronological years. If you stopped working or never worked
on your Level I and therefore never used the six years
designated service years, your certificate is still valid."
Since i only taught for two years, does that mean that i'm
Am i confusing being certified teacher and Act 48? I should
know more about this, but i'm assuming they are the same
If everything has lapsed and i am officially inactive, what
would i have to do to get re-certified?
Any and all comments are welcome. Thank you
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