Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate
Dr. Sandra S. Bailey
Dr. George Watson
Jenkins Hall 241
Ms. Tammy Aliff, Certification Specialist
Jenkins Hall 230
SOUTH CHARLESTON Campus
Ms. Gabriella Williamson, Certification Specialist
Graduate College 202
The Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate program requires 24 hours of course credit. The program’s professional education courses and clinical experiences combine with the content area courses the student earned at the undergraduate or graduate levels to lead to teacher certification.
- Provides an accelerated avenue for college graduates to attain teacher certification.
- Certification options are available in 16 different areas. See brochure:Post Baccalaureate Information Packet
- Students must complete all required courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA and the Praxis II content exam before enrolling in the required supervised student teaching (3 credits).
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:
- Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.
|Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders||Standard Occupation Code|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education||25-2022|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education||25-2031|
Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $250
Approximate Time to Completion: 3-4 semesters (18 months to 2 years)
Certificate Application Essentials
- Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate on the application form.
- Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
Admission requirements include a minimum 2.70 GPA, undergraduate; completion of at least 90 percent of the content course requirements; a minimum 2.7 GPA in the content area with a minimum grade of C in each course; passing scores on the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test in reading, writing, and math (waived if candidate has an earned Master’s degree or higher, an enhanced ACT score of 26 or higher, or a re-centered SAT score of 1125).
- For a transcript analysis send a copy of your undergraduate transcript (may be unofficial), with a memo indicating the specific content area(s) to:
Ms. Tammy Aliff | 227 Jenkins Hall | Marshall University | One John Marshall Drive | Huntington WV 25755 | Fax: 304.696.6221
Dr. Sue Hollandsworth | Marshall University | 100 Angus E. Peyton Dr. | S. Charleston, WV 25303 | Fax: 304.746.8974 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester); May 1 (Summer)