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Admissions/Deadlines

The deadlines for submitting completed applications are July 1st for Fall admission and November 1st for Spring admission. Please allow adequate time for personnel in the appropriate program departments to evaluate and review your application and to design your program of study. Although the deadlines are July 1st and November 1st for admission, you are encouraged to submit your materials early.

Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification Program

Thank you for your interest in Kutztown University Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification program. This non-degree program allows students, already holding a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Sciences degree from an accredited institution, to obtain an initial teacher certificate or an extension of certification. The program is daytime only and generally takes two years full-time to complete in the following areas:

  • Library Science
  • Special Education

    Special Education MPH Pre K-8 & Elementary Education Pre K-4

    Elementary Education 4-8 (Math & Eng./Lang. Arts & Reading)

    Special Education MPH Pre K-8 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Math & Science)

    Special Education MPH Pre K-8 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Math & Social Studies)

    Special Education MPH Pre K-8 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Science & Eng./Lang. Arts & Reading)

    Special Education MPH Pre K-8 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Science & Social Studies)

    Special Education VI Birth to 21 & Elementary Education Pre K-4

    Special Education VI Birth to 21 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Math & Eng./Lang. Arts & Reading)

    Special Education VI Birth to 21 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Math & Science)

    Special Education VI Birth to 21 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Math & Social Studies)

    Special Education VI Birth to 21 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Science & Eng./Lang. Arts & Reading)

    Special Education VI Birth to 21 & Elementary Education 4-8 (Science & Social Studies)

 

ADMISSION/DEADLINES

Application needs to be made through the College of Education Dean’s office. For admission into the Post Baccalaureate Initial Certification program you will need ALL of the following:

  • 3.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A.) at the undergraduate level.
  • Passed Praxis I (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) and have official scores enroute or on file at Kutztown University. www.ets.org
  • Clearances: Act 34 Criminal History, Act 151 Child Abuse and Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal history reports.

Effective Spring 2011 Instructional 1 certification student needs to be registered for all required Praxis II test prior to entrance into a Clinical Experience class. The teacher candidate will have to show the registration test ticket to the department secretary in order to be cleared for the Clinical Experience.

Option 1:
Download and complete the application along with a check or money order for $35.00 payable to Kutztown University. If you attended or are an alumni of Kutztown University the application fee is waived. Please include copies of your Praxis I testing, if not already on file at Kutztown University, official and sealed copies of all previously attended college/universities with your application. (If you attended Kutztown University you do not have to send an official transcript). When application is completed please mail it to Kutztown University, College of Education, Beekey 231, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown PA 19530.

Option 2:
If you have NOT completed ALL of the above your next option includes:

Download and complete the application along with a check or money order for $35.00 payable to Kutztown University. If you attended or are an alumni of Kutztown University the application fee is waived.

  • *Take 9 program specific credits with a "B" or better assigned by the department chair or designee. Please see the department contact list below. Once the courses are completed your application will be reviewed. (Approved by the Council of Teacher Education, October 15, 2009)

    If you do not have any of the following they must be completed by the deadline stated by the department chair or designee.

  • Praxis I testing (if not already completed and on file at Kutztown University).
  • Clearances: Act 34 Criminal History, Act 151 Child Abuse and Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal history reports.

*NOTE: You need to have a 3.00 G.P.A. in all of the course work above if not done so at the baccalaureate degree level.

TUITION and FEES

For current tuition, fee and payment information click on the Bursars website.

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS

Secondary Education 610-683-4259
Library Science & Instructional Technology 610-683-4300

Additional Resources



Dean
Phone: 610-683-4253
 

Associate Dean
Phone: 610-683-4332
 
Brenda Snyder
Admin Assistant
Phone: 610-683-4253
 

Secretary
Phone: 610-683-4332