The Delaware Valley College Post-baccalaureate Accelerated Certification for Teachers 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 College offers certification in the following areas: agriculture, biology, business/computers/information technology, chemistry, general science, English, mathematics and social studies.
Criteria for admission to the PACT program are as follows:
• Baccalaureate degree in the content area with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• 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
• A current résumé
• A writing sample
• An interview
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 College 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. Student teaching will be offered once all courses and field experience requirements are successfully completed.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits||Class Start Date|
|ED-1010-291||American Education||3||October 29–December 17, 2013|
|ED-2030-291||Educational Psychology||3||January 7–February 20, 2014|
|ED-2142-291||Instructional Methods and Assessment||3||March 11–April 24, 2014|
|LA-4040-291||Developmental Disabilities||3||May 13–June 26, 2014|
|ED-2210-291||Literacy in the Content Area Classroom||3||July 8–August 21, 2014|
|ED-3230-291||ELL and the Multicultural Classroom||3||September 2–October 16, 2014|
|ED-3327-291||Differentiated Instruction||3||October 28–December 18, 2014|
|ED-4025/ED-4030||Student Teaching Practicum/Seminar||6||Spring 2015|
The program has rolling admissions and students can enter the seven course sequence once they have received notification of admittance. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our main campus in Doylestown.
For more information, contact the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at 215.489.2933 or Linda.Lefevre@delval.edu