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Graduate Certificate in Elementary Teaching

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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. This change will affect all candidates who are seeking admittance for summer semester, 2016. 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.

  • Program Code: 5042GC
  • CIPC: 131202

Requirements for Licensure Candidates

  1. Admission to Weber State University and application for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching either in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.

  2. Payment of the Graduate Certificate program application fee.

  3. Verification of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

    • For Secondary Licensure Candidates: the degree must be in a recognized content major (or equivalent coursework) in a discipline taught in Utah secondary schools and for which WSU can recommend you for a secondary teaching license. If you do not have the required coursework completed, it is recommended that you complete that coursework prior to admission into the Graduate Certificate program.

    • For Elementary and Special Education Licensure Candidates:  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.

  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.

    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from all institutions attended.

  5. Completed Graduate Certificate recommendation forms (3).

  6. Take and pass the Praxis II [subject-area test(s)] as required by the Utah State Office of Education [USOE].

  7. Take and pass a background check through USOE and obtain a CACTUS number [it acts like a teacher social security number in the state].

  8. Participate in and pass the group interview process conducted by the Teacher Education Dept.

  9. Schedule at least one advisement session with either the program director or the administrative assistant prior to completing the application form.


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