TIMS Certification Resources

The Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) is Pennsylvania's online certification system. TIMS is used by educators to apply for PA teacher certification, access their personal TIMS dashboard, view and update personal information, print a copy of their PA teacher certificate, and perform additional functions as a current or future educator.

For help with TIMS or questions regarding certification, please contact COE's certification officer Tanya Faust at tfaust@kutztown.edu | 610-683-4332.

Useful TIMS Resources:


Out-of-state Licensure and Certification

Kutztown University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure/certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice.

If you are interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit State Contacts and Information (ed.gov) for more information.

If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance-based assessment in your first two years of teaching. It is strongly recommended that you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.