Please be advised: All people seeking a post-baccalaureate teaching license will be admitted into the appropriate graduate certificate program for a teaching license and NOT directly into the Master of Education program. Upon successful completion of the licensing requirements, a candidate may request admittance into the MED program. He or she will need to complete the writing sample and an interview with the MED program director. All coursework must be completed within the six (6) year requirement that is in place for the M.Ed. degree.
Admission Requirements for Licensure Candidates
Admission to Weber State University and application for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching either in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.
Payment of the Graduate Certificate program application fee.
Verification of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
A Content Course Eligibility Checklist must be completed by the director or administrative assistant of the MED program, and all deficient undergraduate coursework must be completed prior to admission into the Graduate Certificate program.
Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from all institutions attended. (This GPA is a USOE [Utah State Office of Education] licensing requirement.)
Completed Graduate Certificate recommendation forms (3).
Passing score (all sections) Praxis II test - Elementary subjects
Take and pass a background check through USOE and obtain a CACTUS number [it acts like a teacher social security number in the state].
Participate in and pass the group interview process conducted by the Teacher Education Dept.
Schedule at least one advisement session with either the program director or the administrative assistant prior to completing the application form.
*MED 6860 is a variable, repeatable credit course and is to be taken twice: once with MED 6565 and once with MED 6575.
** MED 6890 Successfully complete 60 days of student teaching with an assigned cooperating teacher (6 credits); however, if you have been hired in a full-time teaching position prior to completing student teaching please meet with the MED director for alternative credits.