Program overview

Graduate level secondary education certification programs are 21 credit hours and consist of four initial courses, followed by a seminar and internship. The programs are organized in a developmental sequence with initial courses providing a foundation for later courses.

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Earn your certification in a specific subject area

Follow your heart and teach in the subject of your passion.

Your choice of subject areas includes:

  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Science
  • World Language & Bilingual
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Music
  • Business and Marketing Education
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Certificates and endorsements explained

Initial teaching certification is the first step while additional certifications, endorsements and degrees add qualifications to an existing license.


Kathleen Pierce, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs

Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

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Academic Focus: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education

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