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. 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.
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.
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. Please review the Teacher Education admission requirements here.
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