Graduate Teacher Education

Initial Teacher Certification Options (Graduate)

For applicants who already hold a bachelor’s degree in any field but would like to explore the possibility of becoming a certified classroom teacher, we offer two paths: Graduate Teacher Certification + Master’s and the Graduate Teacher Certification-ONLY.

Option 1Master's Program (Certification + Master’s)
Students who complete the Teacher Certification Master's program earn a teaching certificate in Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, or Career & Technical Education while also earning a Master’s of Education degree.

Option 2Certification-only Program

Applicants are initially admitted to our Graduate Teacher Certification Master's Program.  After successfully completing the minimum requirements for Certification, students may choose to leave the program with certification-only or may elect to continue in the program and complete the additional credit hours and requirements to receive certification and a Master's degree.  Students who wish to gain only PA Certification in Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, or Career & Technical Education without earning a Master's degree will take decreased coursework.

Applicants who want their first teaching certificate, but do not currently hold a bachelor’s degree should explore our Undergraduate Initial Teacher Certification Options
 

 

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