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What is a Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate

A main goal of this program is to get students access to live classroom experiences that help translate and bridge course theory into practice. A secondary goal of this program is to highlight alignment of Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) assessments and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards into the course discussion to engage students in the type of intellectual conversations that will enable them to hit the ground running and be productive and contributing educators in the field.

Please note - the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate program is not currently accepting applications, the next cohort start date will be announced soon! 

Accelerated 5- to 6-week courses
1 course at a time
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Certificate Completion Journey

Learn tested and proven approaches in education and gain valuable classroom experience in your post-baccalaureate certificate program. Your courses will cover topics like behavior management, reading and writing strategies, as well as assessing and serving the diverse needs of students and families. Complete the certificate journey by focusing your coursework on your desired career path in either elementary or secondary education.

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Program Specific Requirements

Core Requirements (12 Credits)
  • This course provides a sufficiently broad yet detailed exposure to the realities of teaching English language learners. The course is designed to prepare students to deliver content area instruction to English language learners with diverse abilities using the sheltered instruction approach. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • Students will learn research-based strategies and best practices for developing effective instructional programs and managing safe, supportive, learning environments in elementary and secondary classrooms. The course will introduce participants to practical, field-tested approaches through required school observation related to classroom discipline, behavior management, and strategies for classroom teachers, with methods that apply to a wide range of classrooms, including low-income and multicultural environments.

  • This course prepares students to work collaboratively with families and school personnel to have a positive impact on the educational, social and behavioral development of all students, including those with a full range of disabilities, in a diverse society. The course focuses on knowledge of legislative mandates for serving exceptional students, characteristics of exceptionality, best practice in facilitating teaching and learning, and accountability through assessment of outcomes. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.
  • This course is designed to familiarize students with current state and local classroom assessment data. Students will learn how to select appropriate reading and math assessment instruments, observe and record data, analyze test scores and performance, interpret data, and outline accommodations and plans for remediation. Students will practice making educational decisions based upon data provided by local and/or state assessments and communicate assessment results. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.
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Certificate-Level Requirements

Elementary Education (15 credits)
  • Designed to provide teacher candidates with models of instruction consistent with basic principles and new trends of instruction and curriculum development in teaching elementary school social sciences. This course implements current understanding of learning strategies, and opportunities to develop related process skills, use of technology in the teaching and learning of social science, and skills in implementing instructional models. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This course focuses on the development of science teaching competencies, basic principles and new trends of instruction and curriculum development in elementary school science. The course content is designed to help students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to implement inquiry-based, developmentally appropriate science lessons. Unit planning, laboratory activities, evaluation strategies and science learning centers are emphasized. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This course is intended to help elementary school teachers understand the relationship between literacy instruction and content across all areas of study. Particular emphasis is given to the reading and study of expository materials at all levels of the curriculum. The major areas of study include levels of thinking and questioning, textbooks, assessments, factors in learning, reader strategies, and teacher strategies. The instructional strategies discussed are appropriate for elementary grade levels and all content areas. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This is the first course of a three part practice teaching and seminar series designed to prepare students to teach in elementary schools. At a qualified school site under the supervision of a mentor teacher and university supervisor, students will develop an understanding of instructional planning and delivery to make content comprehensible, assess learning, support the needs of diverse learners, maintain a safe learning environment and incorporate reflective practices for their own professional development. This course contains a synchronous component each week. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This is the second course of a three part practice teaching and seminar series designed to prepare students to teach in elementary schools. At a qualified school site under the supervision of a mentor teacher and university supervisor, students will develop an understanding of instructional planning and delivery to make content comprehensible, assess learning, support the needs of diverse learners, maintain a safe learning environment and incorporate reflective practices for their own professional development. This course contains a synchronous component each week. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

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Certificate-Level Requirements

Secondary Education (12 credits)
  • This course will learn, practice and reflect on the specific pedagogical knowledge needed to teach English to secondary students. Students will explore a variety of teaching strategies for organizing a secondary English curriculum using the Common Core Standards. Teacher candidates will discuss, plan, implement and assess appropriate instruction using current best practices for the effective teaching of English in secondary classes. The course addresses various curricular areas of English arts, including the teaching of writing, reading comprehension and literature, language applications, grammar, speaking applications and visual media and how they can be effectively integrated into daily lesson planning while meeting Common Core Standards. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This course is intended to prepare students to be effective History-Social Science teachers in secondary classrooms and is designed to develop the capacities models of instruction consistent with basic principles and new trends of instruction and curriculum development in teaching secondary school social sciences. Emphasis is placed on curriculum, materials, and instructional methods and strategies specific to teaching social sciences to diverse student populations. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This course focuses on the development of teaching competencies, basic principles and new trends of instruction and curriculum development in secondary school Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). The course content is designed to help students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to implement inquiry-based, developmentally appropriate STEM lessons. Unit planning, laboratory activities, evaluation strategies and math and science learning centers are emphasized. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and ability to deliver comprehensive instruction to English learners. Students will learn how to implement instructional programs that facilitate English language acquisition and development, including receptive and productive language skills, and that logically progress to the grade level reading/language arts program for English speakers. Students will acquire and demonstrate the ability to utilize assessment information to diagnose students’ language abilities and to develop lessons that promote students’ access and achievement in relation to state-adopted academic content standards. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This is the first course of a three part practice teaching and seminar series designed to prepare students to teach in secondary schools. At a qualified school site under the supervision of a mentor teacher and university supervisor, students will develop an understanding of instructional planning and delivery to make content comprehensible, assess learning, support the needs of diverse learners, maintain a safe learning environment and incorporate reflective practices for their own professional development. This course contains a synchronous component each week. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

  • This is the second course of a three part practice teaching and seminar series designed to prepare students to teach in secondary schools. At a qualified school site under the supervision of a mentor teacher and university supervisor, students will develop an understanding of instructional planning and delivery to make content comprehensible, assess learning, support the needs of diverse learners, maintain a safe learning environment and incorporate reflective practices for their own professional development. This course contains a synchronous component each week. This course is only available for students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate.

Program Requirements

Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate, students must:

  • Complete all required coursework (27 credits for Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education or 24 credits for the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate - Secondary Education).
  • Pass the Subject Area Examination, General Knowledge Test and Professional Education Test.
  • Complete all Student Teaching requirements.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in all coursework attempted at the University.

The program of study will be noted on the transcript as a Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate – Elementary Education or as a Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate – Secondary Education.

Note: The date of conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and certificate will reflect the date the student completes all academic degree requirements. However, release of certificates, and verifications for program completion awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

Admissions Requirements

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

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Special Terms and Conditions

Special Terms and Conditions: Students who successfully complete all Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate program requirements and are US citizens can earn Florida Professional Teacher Certification in one of forty-two subject areas (valid for five (5) years, with a full Florida Reading Endorsement Certificate).The Department of Education Studies (DES) team in the University of Arizona Global Campus Department of Education & Liberal Arts can work with students to complete and submit all necessary forms to the Florida Bureau of Educator Certification. The Florida Department of Education’s process is to notify program completers to submit fingerprints for background clearance. Following clearance, the Florida Department of Education’s process is to award program completers the Florida Professional Teacher Certification in the subject area for which it was earned and send a hard copy of that certificate to the program completers as proof that professional teaching credentials have been obtained.

Reciprocity: Transferring a Florida teacher certification to a student’s home state: Program completers must research reciprocity requirements according to the NASDTEC interstate agreements. The Department of Education Studies (DES) will support in this process. DES will assist in providing any information on the necessary paperwork required by the receiving jurisdiction to assist program completers in obtaining reciprocity to their home state. Program completers must know that certificate completion alone will not lead to immediate teacher licensure. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the program completer to complete the reciprocity licensure process.

Careers

Your teaching career is within reach when you complete your Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate. Whether you are seeking a career in elementary or secondary education, you may choose to pursue one of the following career paths upon completion of your program:

 

Elementary Education

 

  • Art Teacher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Educator
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Teacher

 

Secondary Education

 

  • Art Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • Science Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Teacher
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