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Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Courses taken for post-baccalaureate initial (entry) certification may be for graduate credit and funding only if the courses and students meet the following criteria:

  1. Courses taken for post-baccalaureate initial (entry) certification may be for graduate credit and funding if they have appropriate, specified undergraduate course prerequisites, and if they can also be shown to be significantly different in content, depth and breadth from these undergraduate counterparts. If prerequisite or "leveling" courses are required, they must be offered at the undergraduate level.
  2. The number of professional development graduate credit hours required for post-baccalaureate initial (entry) certification may not exceed the number required in the undergraduate degree programs which include certification opportunities.
  3. Enrollment in graduate courses required for post-baccalaureate initial (entry) certification must be restricted to qualified post-baccalaureate students eligible for admission to the post-baccalaureate teacher education program and to the institution as regular or special graduate students. Concurrent enrollment of post-baccalaureate and undergraduate students in these designated courses and classes is prohibited.

For students who have already completed initial (entry) certification requirements and a baccalaureate degree, institutions may offer additional certification programs. Courses required for additional certification programs may be offered for master's level formula funding if they have appropriate, specified undergraduate course prerequisites, and if they can also be shown to be significantly different in content, depth and breadth from their undergraduate counterparts.

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