The College of Education and Counseling requires separate admission for all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs.

Application process

The application below is for students pursuing certification at the undergraduate or post-baccalaureate level. If you are interested in applying to the STAR or Masters in Teaching program you will need to apply through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Once all documents listed below are received, the application will be submitted for review.

  • 1. Online program application

    The application requires dates of when you completed certain application items like when you completed your fingerprints or CPR/First Aid course. If are registered for a test or a class, but have not taken or attended yet, you can put the date you are registered to complete the item.

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  • 2. Essay

    Please upload an essay addressing the prompt provided using the following parameters:

    • 500 words
    • 1 inch margins
    • 12 point font
    • Times New Roman

    Answer the following questions:

    • What can I contribute as a professional educator?
    • What characteristics do I possess that lead me to believe that I would be successful in this profession?

    Submit your application essay

You may submit application materials individually or all at once. You will be notified regarding application acceptance once all application materials have received and reviewed.