The Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate program is currently open only to employees of the University of Arizona Global Campus, and Florida residents. It is not eligible for Title IV, VA or Tuition Assistance funding. Applicants seeking admission to any Post Baccalaureate program are required to meet the following requirements prior to enrollment:
Additional requirements for students seeking admission based on credentials earned outside of the United States are outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Academic Catalog at https://www.uagc.edu/catalog
Evaluation of Admission Requirements for Post Baccalaureate Students
Admission Requirements for Post Baccalaureate students will be evaluated by a faculty committee and recommendations will be made to the Program Lead of the Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate programs in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts (DEL) using the following criteria:
- Have a Bachelor's or graduate-level degree from an approved accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in the content courses applicable to the certificate being sought.
- Submit the Statement of Eligibility (SOE) from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).
- Provide a two- to three-page professionally formatted letter of intent which explains why they aspire to enter the teaching profession and which includes their philosophy of education.
- Demonstrate a “good fit” disposition toward the teaching profession by earning a passing score on the Candidate Disposition Self-Assessment, which measures the following:
- Professional and Ethical Conduct
- Communication and Collaboration
- Individual and Cultural Sensitivity
- Work Habits and Emotional Management
- Self-Reflection and Professional Development
- Effective Learning Environment
- Submit to and pass a Criminal Background Check.
- Candidates who have criminal history will meet with the certificate analyst to determine whether they have committed a disqualifying offense.
- Candidates may be referred to the Office of Professional Practices for a more detailed review and determination.
- Sign an agreement that expresses the understanding of the guidelines and demands for the required field experience hours.
- Have the ability to study in English indicated by one of the following:
- Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; o Received a GED that was taken in English;
- A minimum of 30 credits have been earned from approved accredited colleges/universities in the United States or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination taken within the past two (2) years. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 550 paper-based or 79 Internet-based is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 is required. Official scores must be submitted for full admission.
- Have access to a computer with an Internet connection for the Web-based programs and meet the minimum technology and minimum computer skills, abilities, features, system configurations, hardware, and software outlined in the Catalog.
- The University of Arizona Global Campus reserves the right to deny admission or re-admission to any applicant. The University of Arizona Global Campus does not admit students based on “ability-to-benefit” test. The University of Arizona Global Campus recognizes the importance of protecting student privacy and reserves the right to request documentation to establish or verify any student’s identity at any time, for administrative or compliance purposes. Students are expected to provide such documentation, and failure to do so may be considered a violation of the Student Community Standards. The University may deny or rescind admission to any student for failure to authenticate his or her identity.
- A verified and eligible SOE from the FLDOE
- Official transcripts from the candidates’ previous coursework will be evaluated and GPA checked to ensure that the cumulative 3.0 and completion of a baccalaureate or advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution requirement is met.
- Writing samples will be analyzed to ensure grammar, syntax, and content comprehension are consistent with those comparable to a successful undergraduate student.
- Results from disposition assessments will be analyzed according to a rubric to ensure the candidates’ attitudes are consistent to those necessary for educators in diverse, inclusive classrooms.
- The quality of the references provided to highlight the candidates’ viability to become future educators.
- Successful submission of other required paperwork (tuberculosis skin test, code of conduct, Florida Teaching Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test).
- The Program Lead of the Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate programs will review faculty committee recommendations, then provide recommendations for program admission to candidates to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who will make the final admissions approvals.