Take the next step in your education and career. If you’ve already completed your bachelor’s degree and wish to earn your certification for teaching, we offer postbaccalaureate certificates in elementary education, secondary education, K-12 art education and special education.
You can earn your teaching license face-to-face or via distance education and online classes, on a schedule that works for you. When you complete the postbaccalaureate program, you’ll be eligible to apply for a teaching certificate or add an endorsement to an existing teaching certificate. You may also add your postbaccalaureate credits toward a Master of Education degree.
What does postbaccalaureate mean?
A postbaccalaureate certificate is a non-degree program you can pursue after earning your bachelor’s degree to take your undergraduate studies to the next level. Many students take postbaccalaureate programs to prepare for graduate school or enhance their professional knowledge and marketability. Our postbaccalaureate program classes are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level and feature extensive field-based learning experiences.
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Explore Postbaccalaureate Options at UAF
If you’re interested in gaining certification for teaching or earning a master’s degree, we offer a number of flexible postbaccalaureate program options to get you on track. Read on to learn more about postbaccalaureate certificates and what kinds of opportunities are available to you at UAF.
Postbaccalaureate certification programs at UAF
Postbaccalaureate in elementary education
This hands-on, yearlong elementary licensure program gives you the opportunity to connect theory and practice in a real-life elementary classroom environment. You can apply 15 hours of your graduate-level coursework toward a 30-hour Master of Education degree.Learn more
Postbaccalaureate in secondary education
This intensive 31 credit hour program is offered at both the undergraduate (licensure only) and graduate level. Courses taken at the graduate level will lead to 25 credits toward the Master of Education in Secondary Education. The program offers a fast-track option and can be completed in 1 or 2 years.Learn more
Postbaccalaureate in K-12 art education
Gain the skills to effectively teach and promote art to K-12 students. This postbaccalaureate certificate program also gives you the option to pursue licensure only or the graduate licensure and master’s degree track.Learn more
Postbaccalaureate in special education
Help students with special needs to achieve their fullest potential. Designed for both practicing teachers and students new to the field, this flexible program provides practical training in the field and has received the Quality Matters Online Program designation.Learn more
Why Earn Your Postbaccalaureate Certificate at UAF?
We provide accredited, hands-on teaching certificate programs at an exceptional value to students in Alaska and around the world. These are some of the reasons to choose the University of Alaska Fairbanks for your postbaccalaureate certificate program.
I believe that the School of Education staff and faculty at UAF are all about relationships. Many have extended the level of care well past the basic requirements of their positions. They are excellent examples of helping professionals! Debra Vance, School of Education postbaccalaureate/graduate student
What Can You Do With a Postbaccalaureate Certificate?
Skilled teachers are in high demand, and our program provides specialized training for teaching in Alaska that employers value. As a result, our graduates have an exceptional job placement rate in both rural and urban areas of the state. Some also go on to teaching careers in other parts of the United States and in international schools.
Graduates of the postbaccalaureate program will be eligible to apply for a teaching certificate or add an additional endorsement to an existing teaching certificate.
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Take the next step toward earning your teacher certification. We have the resources to help you get started.
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Transferring to UAF? We can walk you through the process and help make sure you get the most out of the credits you’ve earned.