This listing of important forms and links will help you keep track of items required of you and provide you with valuable information and updates.

Teacher Education Program: Early, Elementary

Teacher Education program: K-12, Secondary

Student Teaching

Field Experience Placement

Field Experience
Use these forms to record and report your required field experience.

2-Year Early Childhood Education Field Experience Forms: Record, Evaluation, Journal

K-12, Secondary Education Field Experience Record

Early Childhood Education Student Evaluation Form

Background Clearances

Background Clearance & TB Instructions
Instructions for maintaining required background clearances and verification of the absence of tuberculosis.

Child Abuse History Clearance and Criminal Record Check

FBI Fingerprinting Procedures


Testing and Certification

In order to become certified to teach in Pennsylvania public schools and Christian schools, students must meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA)
Beginning April 2, 2012, the PAPA is required for all undergraduate Teacher Candidates.

PA Testing Requirements
An overview of PA testing requirements, qualifying for certification, and other important information.

Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT)
Information for the new PreK-4th grade Early Childhood and Elementary Education program. Preparation materials, including study guides and full-length practice tests can be accessed on the PECT website.

PECT: PK-4 test

Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS)
This is a resource that lists the PA standards for each subject area and grade level, sample lessons to implement the standards, and assessment strategies.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Learn about certification, when and where you can test, and preparation.

Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate Application Process - Upon the successful completion of a Teacher Education program and the passing of all required Praxis tests, students must apply to receive the Instructional I Certificate.

Applicants prepared at BBC and in Pennsylvania must receive certification in Pennsylvania initially. Certification can then be transferred to another state by contacting that state's Department of Education and meeting any additional requirements.

Recent graduates: Apply for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate here:

BBC graduates receive Christian school certification with the Association of Christian Schools International upon completion of the Teacher Education program. See procedures for renewing certification, teacher conventions, and job opportunities.