Post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate Teaching (admissions in shortage areas only)
The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching program is designed for students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in fields other than education, who wish to become teachers in secondary schools in one or more subjects and for whom a master’s degree is not a priority (applicants already may have earned a master’s degree or wish to earn a master’s degree in a specialized area of education later). Applicants must have a major or its equivalent in the subject they wish to teach.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours beyond the bachelor’s level, including the courses listed below. Equivalent courses taken within the past five years may transfer; however, a minimum of 27 credit hours, including clinical experiences, must be taken at VCU after admission to the program.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education