The Post Baccalaureate programs are undergraduate programs that require a bachelor's degree for admittance.  These programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree that prepare students for teacher certification in the State of Connecticut, though they do not lead to a degree.

The College of Education, alone and in partnership with other Colleges on campus, offer the following State approved Post Baccalaureate teacher preparation programs:

  • Comprehensive Special Edu (K-12)
  • Elementary Edu. (1-6)
  • Elementary Edu./Bilingual
  • Early Childhood (N-3)
  • Biology (7-12)
  • Physics (7-12)
  • Chemistry (7-12)
  • Earth Science (7-12)
  • English (7-12)
  • Mathematics (7-12)
  • Spanish (7-12)
  • French (7-12)
  • Italian (7-12)
  • Art
  • History & Social Studies (7-12)


Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program in order to qualify for our recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education.


For more information regarding the admissions to these programs, please contact the College of Education.

College of Education
(203) 392-5900