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Steps to Become a Teacher

Congratulations!  You've chosen to become an educator.  Whether your journey to Shippensburg University has been long or short, traditional or non-traditional, know that the faculty and staff in the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) are excited to help you navigate through the process.  

What's next? 

The journey to licensure can be confusing, and you may find yourself asking "what's next?".  Please know you're not alone!  Your advisor will be the best point of contact for any/all questions; however, any faculty or staff member would be happy to help as best they can.  Or, at the very least, point you in the right direction.  

Talk to your Advisor!

Your Advisor is there to help you make the most of your college experience.  Talk to them frequently and honestly about any questions or concerns you have with your academic progression.  Your advisors name and contact information can be found in the myShip portal (Student Tab, My Academics, My Profile).  As a final resort you can also obtain this information from any department secretary.  

Where do I begin?

You've chosen teaching as your career path.  So, what's next?  We've created a step-by-step guide through the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP).  Feel free to bookmark this page and refer to it often as you progress through the gates. 

So, let's start at the beginning.... 

Contact the College of Education and Human Services Shippen Hall (352-360) 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1373 Fax: (717) 477-4012