Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program
UTSA is approved by the Texas Education Agency to offer teacher candidates various routes to teacher certification. The Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program is a track that allows students who have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher to obtain Texas teacher certification at the elementary and secondary level.
Requirements for Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program:
- Attend a Teacher Certification Information Meeting
- Be Admitted to UTSA
- Maintain your preferred email address
- Hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
- Meet minimum GPA requirements of 2.5 or better in the cumulative GPA or 2.75 in the last 60 hours.
- Pass the PACT test in the designated content area. Please see below post bac plans for further information.
- Complete 12-15 hours of content coursework. Math and Science certification will require 15 hours.
- Display oral communication skills and critical thinking skills. Evidence of these skills can be demonstrated by earning a C- or better in related coursework or work experience. Teacher Candidates who did not receive a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States will be required to take the TOEFL IBT in order to demonstrate proficiency. Required score for TOEFL IBT is a 26 on the oral language section.
- Read and Sign the Code of Ethics
- Submit an application to the UTSA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program. This is obtained at the Teacher Certification Information Meeting.
Areas of Post-Baccalaureate Certification:
Core Subjects EC-6
Core Subjects 4-8 with Bilingual Emphasis
Core Subjects 4-8 with ESL Emphasis
7-12 English Language Arts
7-12 Life Science
6-12 Physical Science
7-12 Science Composite
7-12 Social Studies
EC-12 Physical Education
EC-12 Special Education