Home and School Visitor Certificate Program
The HSV program is on hiatus for AY 2023-2024.
Home and School Visitors (HSV) are professionals who provide a variety of services to students, families, schools, and the community. Working with other school staff and outside agencies, the HSV intervenes to identify and eliminate barriers to students’ academic achievement and their healthy social-emotional development. Home and school visitors provide both direct and indirect services to help students achieve maximum benefit from educational experiences.
Bryn Mawr's Home and School Visitor Certificate program is designed for the student who is interested in pursuing the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Home and School Visitor certification credential. The HSV program is approved by PDE and is compliant with current PDE standards, including accommodations and adaptations for students with disabilities and for English language learners. The program has been carefully developed to meet all requirements established by PDE for individuals seeking Home and School Visitor certification (PDE CSPG 77).
HSV intervenes to identify and eliminate barriers to students’ academic achievement and their healthy social-emotional development.
In order to receive official Home and School Visitor certification, candidates must successfully complete HSV curriculum, apply and be recommended to PDE by the academic institution through which HSV academic requirements are completed. Bryn Mawr assists HSV candidates to this end by providing all necessary courses/workshops, maintaining records of completion of academic requirements, informing candidates of their completion and readiness to apply to PDE for certification, and recommending candidates for certification.
Similar to other professional certificates or licenses, the Home and School Visitor certified professional is required to complete continuing education (Act 48 CE credit approved) programs in order to maintain/renew their certification. (See HSV Certificate Maintenance.)
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