Master of Education Initial Licensure Program: Post-Baccalaureate Pathways


The M.Ed. Post Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Licensure Program is designed for adults who have earned a bachelor’s degree, have some professional work experience, and want to obtain teaching credentials.

The Initial Licensure program has three components:

  • subject matter endorsement requirements*,
  • professional studies requirements, including field based experiences, and
  • M.Ed. completion requirements.

Subject matter endorsement requirements are typically met prior to enrollment in the program. For example, someone who wishes to teach mathematics should have the equivalent of mathematics major in course work or experience, or be prepared to make up the course work deficiencies. The two exceptions to this model are English as a Second Language and Special Education. Graduate-level course work is available as a part of the program to fulfill those endorsement requirements.

Post-baccalaureate pathways within the M.Ed. Initial Licensure Program:

  • Elementary Education, P-6
  • Middle Grades Education, 6-8
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Secondary Education, 6-12
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • English
    • History and Social Sciences
    • Math
    • Physics
  • P-12 Education
    • Visual Arts
    • Modern Foreign Language (Spanish, French, or German)
    • Latin
    • Music Education, Instrumental
    • Music Education, Vocal/Choral
    • English as a Second Language, P-12
    • Special Education, General Curriculum, K-12
    • Special Education, Adapted Curriculum, K-12

Please view the program checksheets for more information concerning program requirements.

How to Apply:

To apply to the graduate education program you must go through the Graduate Admissions Office