Elementary Education 1-6, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

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The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree to prepare candidates for Connecticut teacher certification, though they do not lead to a degree. These programs require a bachelor's degree for admittance. However, since these programs are composed of undergraduate coursework, they are offered as undergraduate programs. These programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program and meet all State requirements for certification (state licensure exam, online modules, etc.) in order to be recommended for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education

41.5 Credits Required
GPA of 2.7 Required


EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society
EDU 305 - Emerging Literacies
EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 317 - Science Education in the Elementary School
EDU 330 - Social Studies in Elementary Schools 
EDU 407 - Developing Literacies
EDU 424 - Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School
EDU 471 - Supporting English Language Learners for School Success
EDU 475 - Supervised Fieldwork
EDU 480 - Student Teaching
EDU 485 - Student Teaching Seminar
SED 225 - Introduction to Exceptionalities  OR
  SED 481 - Teaching Exceptional Students in Elementary Education
SHE 203 - School Health