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Post Baccalaureate

Department of Education

Post Baccalaureate Program

The Post Baccalaureate Program is intended for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are now interested in seeking a teacher licensure program. 

To be qualified for this program a student must fall into one of the below categories:

  • Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a non teaching major seeking initial licensure.
  • Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a teaching major seeking an endorsement.
  • Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a teaching major and are now seeking an additional licensure area.

Students are required to provide transcripts for their baccalaureate degree(s) and submit a request for evaluation.  A formal assessment of previously completed coursework is completed and a post baccalaureate contract is created that informs the student of the requirements for Minnesota Teacher licensure in the desired area of teaching.  Upon completion of the requirements identified on the post baccalaureate contract, students are recommended for Minnesota licensure.  Post baccalaureate contract students must apply for admission or readmission to UMD and meet all admission requirements for the appropriate teacher licensure program.

Program Delivery

The Post Baccalaureate Program has delivery options at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Depending on the program that you are interested in pursuing, you may have an option for program delivery. All of the undergraduate and graduate programs at UMD are delivered during the day in a predominately face-to-face format.

Undergraduate Delivery:  The below programs are available for undergraduate credit while seeking licensure.

Graduate Delivery:  The below programs are available for graduate credit while seeking licensure.  Note:  these programs do not link to a master's degree at UMD.

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