Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program

Teacher Licensure for Post Baccalaureate Students
Office of Teacher Education

About the Post Baccalaureate Licensure Program

The post-baccalaureate program is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in an area that did not lead to teacher licensure.

Amanda Roberts
Certification Analyst
Office of Teacher Education
College of Education
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5092
Cookeville TN 38505
Fax: 931-372-6286
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  • Each program includes the professional and teaching field requirements of the corresponding undergraduate initial endorsement area. 
  • Only when graduate courses adequately meet the required knowledge and skills specified by the Tennessee State Board of Education are substitutions allowed. Graduate courses taken for licensure  may be counted for advanced degree purposes, but only when submitted on a program of study and approved by the student's advisory committee, Department Chair, and Dean of the Graduate School. Students should refer to the TTU Graduate School Catalog for advanced degree requirements.
  • An individual interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate program should complete the Transcript Analysis Request Form and submit official copies of all previous course work to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , in the Office of Teacher Education, for an evaluation in terms of the program requirements identified in the program matrix.  
  • A suggested program of study is generated based upon the analysis of completed coursework and prior experiences. The program of study must be approved by the applicant's adviser, the chairperson of the department in which the licensure program is offered, and the Dean of the College of Education.

Please note that you must submit an official copy of all transcripts to the Office of Teacher Education for the analysis process, EVEN IF you have already submitted transcripts to the AdmissionsOffice or the Graduate Office at TTU. 

In order to register for classes, the Transcript Analysis Request Form MUST be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of registration time.
  • Applicants seeking admission to the post-baccalaureate teacher licensure programs are admitted provisionally upon admission to the University and must also be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. 
  • Recommendation by the institution is one of the requirements of the Tennessee regulations for licensure. Eligible candidates for licensure must: 
    • meet all requirements for admission to the TTU Teacher Education Program;
    • complete the approved program of study for the endorsement sought;
    • maintain a 2.50 overall quality point average and a 2.00 grade point average in the major teaching field;
    • and, successfully earn minimum scores on the designated PRAXIS II exams.

 Programs of Study

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