Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate
Dr. Tina Allen
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 12 different areas. See the Post Bac website for specific areas: http://www.marshall.edu/coepd/student-services/graduate-programs/elementary-secondary-education/m-a-t/.
- 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).
Standard Time to Completion: 3-4 semester (18 months – 2 years)
Tuition and Fees
See Office of Bursar: http://www.marshall.edu/wpmu/bursar
Admission requirements include:
- An official transcript verifying an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university,
- A completed “Application for Admission” with the appropriate application fee,
- A minimum 2.80 overall undergraduate grade point average,
- Passing scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators tests in reading, writing and math. (Reading, 156; Writing, 162; and Math, 150). The Praxis CORE may be waived with an enhanced ACT score of 26 or higher, a re-centered SAT score of 1125 (April 1995), a revised SAT of 1170 (March 2005) or higher, or a previously earned master’s degree or higher,
- Completion of a minimum of 90% of content requirements (verified by a transcript analysis), and
- A minimum 2.80 grade point average in the content field with a grade of “C” or better for each course.
For a transcript analysis, please send copies of your transcripts (may be unofficial) with a memo indicating the specific content area(s) to either:
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. Follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website at www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission. All admissions documents must be submitted to Graduate Admissions before an applicant will be considered for admission.
Deadline for Application:
Spring Semester: December 1
Fall Semester: August 1
Summer Semester: May 1