A level one teacher who has been teaching and has been evaluated locally must move to level two licensure by the date of the expiration of your level one license. Those licenses are issued for a five year period. A teacher may attempt to move to level two after three full years of teaching under a standard level one license. A full school year is defined in PED rules as at least 160 days in a single year or 480 days over multiple years while serving as the teacher of record. Substitute teaching does not count toward meeting the experience requirement.
Teaching in summer school may be counted. If, at the end of the five year effective period of a level one license a teacher has not actually used the license to teach for five school years and still has not advanced to level two, s/he may apply for a one time extension of the level one license equal to the number of years s/he did not teach under the level one license.