Teacher & Administrator Certification

Undergraduate Teacher Certification Options

Elementary (grades K-8)

An intensive, sequenced, four-term bachelor’s degree program that prepares students for teacher certification in grades K-8 in self-contained, multi-subject classrooms or grades 6-8 in subject specific classrooms.  Students typically begin the program during their junior year, after demonstrating strong academic preparation in general studies as well as their teaching major and minor.

Secondary (grades 6-12)

An intensive, sequenced, three-term bachelor’s degree program that prepares students for teacher certification in grades 6-12 in their teaching major and/or minor. Students typically begin the program during their junior year, after demonstrating strong academic preparation.  Students may opt to transfer into the School of Education for their degree and certification or may remain in their home unit (LSA, for example) for their degree while obtaining certification through the School of Education.

Second Bachelor's Degree

You may pursue either elementary or secondary certification as a second bachelor's degree.  People who have already earned a bachelor's degree, whether it was earned recently or long ago, may earn a second bachelor's degree and recommendation for provisional teacher certification.  Up to 94 credits from the previous bachelor's degree may be eligible for transfer, enabling second-bachelor's degree students to complete the program in one year.