Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Post-baccalaureate certification programs are designed for individuals who already hold bachelors' degrees and who wish to earn teacher certification. The courses taken for the Post-baccalaureate program do not lead to a degree. Instead, completion of the program qualifies students to take the required state certification examinations.

If you have already earned a baccalaureate degree from a college or university in the United States** and are seeking teacher certification:

  1. Apply for admission to The University of Texas at Austin as a transfer student. For an application or information about the process and the major code for which you would apply, contact the Office of Admissions at UT Austin. Admission deadlines for former UT Austin students are May 1 for summer, July 1 for fall, and December 1 for spring. For students who have never attended UT Austin, admission deadlines are March 1 for summer or fall, and October 1 for spring.
  2. The Professional Development Sequence (deadlines are March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission) is a separate application from the application for admission to The University and should be completed during the first semester of the program. However, some certification programs have a Professional Development Sequence that start in fall only, and one has a Professional Development Sequence that starts in the spring only.  PDS Admission Deadlines: October 1 for Spring applicants, March 1 for Summer and Fall applicants.

** Students who have earned their baccalaureate degree from a college or university in a country other than the United States will be required to complete about 30 additional semester hours of general education coursework. The TOEFL exam may also be required.

Post-baccalaureate certification programs offered through the College of Education:

The College of Education also offers graduate degrees in Education that include certification in English language and reading arts or social studies at the Secondary level, which are available through the UTeach Urban Teachers program.

A graduate degree in Education that includes certification in all-level physical education is available through the Physical Education Teacher Education program

For Post-Baccalaureate programs in other fields, please review Other Teacher Certification programs at UT-Austin