The Delaware Valley University Post-baccalaureate Accelerated Certification for Teachers (PACT) is designed to provide students with the skills, competencies and experiences necessary to become a successful teacher. Upon completion of the PACT program, students will be eligible to apply for Instructional I certification, which is required to teach in public schools throughout the state. Delaware Valley University offers certification in the following areas: agriculture, biology, business/computers/information technology, chemistry, general science, English, mathematics and social studies.

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Admission to the PACT program

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in the content area you are applying for with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have achieved a passing score on the PA Praxis II test (content area).The following items are required for your admission file:

  • Official academic transcripts of all previously attended higher education institutions
  • Official Praxis II test report
  • Current résumé
  • Writing sample
  • Evidence of compliance with PA state health regulations for teachers
  • Valid PA Criminal Record Check
  • Valid PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • Valid FBI Clearance Report
  • Signed PA Department of Education Arrest/Conviction Report
  • An interview with admission personnel

PACT is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months from enrollment in the first course to the completion of student teaching. This time frame will vary according to availability of classes, student teaching assignments, as well as the work ethic and desire of the student.

Students enrolled in the PACT Program at Delaware Valley University must successfully complete 21 credit hours of required education courses, corresponding field experiences which meet the competencies required by the Department of Pennsylvania. Students must also successfully complete a semester of supervised full time student teaching.

The seven required courses are offered in an accelerated format and follow a rotating schedule. Student teaching occurs once all courses and field experience requirements are successfully completed. An Application for Student Teaching is required by the deadline date to be placed in a student teaching position.

PACT Schedule

Course Number Course Name Credits Term Format Notes
ED-1010-276 American Education 3 Fall Online Fall admission
ED-2210-291 Literacy in the Content
Area Classroom
3 Fall I T/Th  
ED-3230-291 ELL and the Multicultural
3 Fall II T/Th  
ED-4025/4030 Student Teaching
6 Fall T/Th Fall Student Teaching
Application due Feb 1
ED-1010-276 American Education 3 Spring Online Spring admission
ED-3327-291 Differentiated Instruction 3 Spring I T/Th  
ED-2030-291 Educational Psychology 3 Spring II T/Th  
ED-4025/4030 Student Teaching
3 Spring T/Th Spring Student Teaching
Application due July 1
ED-1010-276 American Education 3 Summer Online Summer admission
ED-2142-291 Instructional Methods
and Assessment
3 Summer I T/Th  
LA-4040-291 Developmental Disabilities 3 Summer II T/Th  

Prospective students can apply to enter the sequence with any of the American Education offerings. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays evening, unless otherwise noted, at our main campus in Doylestown.

For more information, contact the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at 215.489.2933 or