Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Elementary Education

Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree may pursue teacher certification in Elementary Education through our post-baccalaureate program. This program prepares students for teacher certification and does not result in a master’s degree.

Admission to a post-baccalaureate teacher certification Professional Program depends upon and follows admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Post-baccalaureate students must meet all course and fieldwork requirements specified in particular teacher preparation programs and governed by State of Connecticut regulations. This includes satisfying certain general education and subject matter major requirements.

Post-Baccalaureate “Program of Study”

For students seeking certification in elementary education, a “Program of Study” is determined and filed with the School of Education post-baccalaureate advisor and then submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Post-baccalaureate students must meet the following general education requirements: at least 39 credits of liberal arts course work including a U.S. history survey course, and courses in each of the following areas: English, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences, and one course in foreign language or fine arts. Coursework in developmental or life span psychology is a prerequisite for the Professional Program. The advisor reviews prior transcripts to determine which courses must still be met.

Admission to the Professional Program is contingent on recommendation by the Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education in addition to completion of other requirements.