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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure applicants may choose from the following licensure areas:

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Foreign Language (K-12) Spanish or French
  • Secondary Education (9-12) Biology, Chemistry, English, General Social Studies, History, or Mathematics 
To be considered for admission to the Post-baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program (PBTL), a candidate must:
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution:
    • Secondary/Language-should hold a degree in the subject area for which licensure is sought
    • Elementary-must hold a baccalaureate degree
  • Submit a completed graduate application
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended (Minimum 2.7 GPA required)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from current or previous supervisors
  • Submit satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS I, Core Academic Skills for Educators Test or comparable SAT or ACT scores
International students must also submit the following documents:
  • Test scores of 550 or higher on the written exam or 213 or higher on the computer based exam on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) Examination.
  • Certified English translation of all prior academic records for work that corresponds to the bachelor's degree in the United States.
  • Bank statements stating that funds,in US currency,are available for the student's education. Students and their families should be prepared to bear all expenses involved in obtaining an education in the United States since there are no federal or state financial aid resources for foreign students.
For more information on the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure program or an application, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at (704) 337-2313.
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