News & Events
:: TIMS How to Apply for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate for PA Graduates (4/3/2013)
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has scheduled a number of webinars instructing students how to apply for their certification using TIMS.
Description: This training session is designed for those who will complete a teacher, supervisory or administrator preparation program at a Pennsylvania college or university next month. The training session provides information about applying for your level I certificate using the online Teacher Information Management...
Target Audience: Students completing a teacher, supervisor or administrator preparation program within the next 60 days at a Pennsylvania institution who wish to apply for Pennsylvania certification. To Register go to http://www.pdewebinars.org/index.php
The webinar, TIMS How to Apply for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate for PA Graduates, is scheduled as follows:
The link to the webinar registration information is:http://www.pdewebinars.org/index.php
For helpful hints to apply for TIMS press here.
:: Clearance Requirements Summary for the School of Education (2/18/2013)
:: Five Faculty Members Win Ray Taylor Award (2/4/2013)
:: Doctor of Education Information Sessions (1/23/2013)
:: Festival of Learning Conference at Settlement Music School, February 18. Special Registration fee of $25 for Holy Family Students.
:: School of Ed Symposium Focuses on "The Ethical Role of Educators" (11/3/2012)
:: New Intern Certificate Programs Approved by PDE (9/24/2012)
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved The School of Education at Holy Family University to offer new programs for Teacher Intern Certification in the following areas. Pre K-4 Intern Certification, 4-8 Intern certification (all concentration Areas), and Special Education PK-8 and 7-12 Certificates.
:: Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Applications are Now Available (9/24/12)
:: New Autism Coursework Offered for Certified Teachers (9/21/2012)
:: Fingerprinting sites near Holy Family University (9/17/2012)
:: Ed Connections Club Meeting Dates and Times (9/12/2012)
:: Apply for PA Teacher Certification using TIMS (8/24/2012)
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will no longer accept paper applications for teacher certification. The new on-line application system is called TIMS -Teacher Information Management System. To apply for a teaching certificate or administrative certificate you must start at the PDE TIMS web page. To connect to this site press HERE.
:: Post Master's Certificate in Higher Education Assessment (4/24/2012)
:: New Pennsylvania Educator Certification
Tests and Policy Changes
:: Graduate Program Director Appointed to Board
Dr. Elizabeth Jones, director of the Doctoral Program within the School of Education has been appointed to the Editorial Board for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice(JSARP) for the 2012 – 2015 term.
:: More Than 200 Students Inducted Into Honor Societies (4/15/11)
:: Changes in Praxis II Qualifying Scores Related to GPA (3/7/11)
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved a new policy regarding the qualifying scores for Praxis II content area tests. This policy does not apply to the Praxis I (PPST) tests. This policy is based on the overall GPA defined as the GPA earned at the completion of an initial teacher preparation program. It does not apply to Instructional add-on certificates. It only applies to candidates who have completed an initial preparation program and have an overall GPA at the completion of that program. Additional information is available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education web site at here. Contact your advisor for additional Information.
:: Nine Faculty Members Win Ray Taylor Award (1/26/11)
:: University Donates Toys for Tots (12/20/10)
:: Author Visits Alpha House (11/5/10)
:: Education Professor Publishes Text; Featured on National Web Site (10/15/10)
:: Selected Computer Delivered Praxis II Tests Available after Oct. 12, 2010
Selected Computer Delivered Praxis II Tests will be available after Oct. 12, 2010 for Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge, World Languages_Spanish & French. Available at Prometric Testing 800-853-6773 after Oct 12, 2010 or see www.ets.org/praxis/register
:: Teenage Author Visits Graduate Class (8/3/10)
:: English Program Attracts International Students (6/29/10)
:: University Launches First Doctoral Program (6/22/10)
:: Graduate Student Research Internship Position
:: School of Education develops site for new teachers called GRAD HAT- GRADuate Help and Assistance for Teachers.
Holy Family University faculty has developed a website called GRAD HAT. This website is designed as an outreach program to serve new graduates and teachers who have completed their initial teacher certification requirements. During your first years as a teacher, challenges will arise which often involve planning for instruction, managing the classroom, motivating students, dealing with individual differences, assessing student work, and working with parents. Navigating the path to continued professional development and additional credentials also presents a challenge. We have assembled information on GRAD HAT as a starting place for you to find answers and to obtain assistance. This site can be accessed through the School of Education website under GRAD HAT - Graduate Help and Assistance for Teachers.
:: Troops to Teachers Program at Holy Family University