To be eligible for consideration for one of the approved certification programs you must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
- Hold an overall grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4 point scale.
- For a single field certification, e.g. History, you need at least 24 hours of the teaching field coursework with at least a 2.5 grade point average in the 24 hours. 12 of the 24 Hours must be 300 or 400 level courses.
- For a composite. For the Science Composite, you need coursework from Biology, Chemistry, Phusics, and Geology. At least 16 hours of the 52 hours must be from one of the sciences, and 12 hours of the 16 hours must be 300 or 400 level courses. You need at least a 2.5 grade point average in the 52 hours. For a composite certification, a transcript evaluation is very important.
To learn more about the steps to take to seek admission to the Post Baccalaureate Alternative Route to Certification, see this page.