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Graduate Certificate in Teaching (Teacher Licensing) Admission

How to Apply

 

 

Step 1: Application Process Information

Schedule to attend at least one of the information sessions prior to completing your application form. If you still have questions after the session you can set up an appointment by emailing your administative assistant Melinda Bowers at melindabowers@weber.edu.
 

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Program Timeline

There are three application deadline dates: January 15 for summer semester, May 15 for fall semester, and September 15 for spring semester.

If you would like to be accepted a certain semester, please plan for at least three months processing for requirements, application, and interview.
Information sessions will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Ed238  Please click on the following link to fill out a google form to schedule an information session.

No sessions will be offered in July.

Action Steps

Recommended Timeline

Information session with pre-advisor

3 months before semester starts

Complete Praxis

At least 6 weeks before application is due

Online application due dates

January 15, May 15, and September 15

Candidate interviews

1-4 weeks after the application date

*Secondary candidates review required coursework for endorsement area on USBE website

 

 

Step 2: Send Transcripts

You must request official transcripts from every institution you have attended to verify degree(s) and coursework. At least one transcript should verify an obtained bachelor's degree. Your transcripts must show that you have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher from all institutions attended. (This GPA is a USBE licensing requirement. Students with GPAs below 2.75 will not be considered for the program.)

Each institution should mail the transcript directly to the Master of Education office:

Master of Education Program
Weber State University
1351 Edvalson St., Dept. 1306
Ogden Utah 84408-1306

Alternately, you may deliver an official transcript bearing a registrar’s unbroken seal to our office. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not official. If an institution was attended under a different name, please note the name change on the transcript request form and application.

If you graduated from WSU, you must send the WSU Records Office a written request that your official transcript be sent to the Master of Education office.

**Submit transcripts two weeks prior to the deadline date to allow time for processing.

 

Step 3: Application, References, and Background Check

If at this point you have not attended an information session , please schedule at least one information session using the link in step 1. 

Application

You must submit the online application by the following deadlines:

  • Jan. 15 for summer semester
  • May 15 for fall semester
  • Sept. 15 for spring semester

The $60 application fee is non-refundable and subject to change.

Graduate Certificate Program Application

References

When completing the online application, you must provide email addresses of 3 people who have had the opportunity to observe your teaching and would be willing to fill out recommendation forms for you.

If a hard copy of the recommendation form is necessary please note that recommendation forms need to be sent directly from your references to the M.Ed. office.  We cannot accept recommendation forms that are sent from the student. Recommendations may not be from relatives.

Please verify all email addresses are accurate.

Background Check

You must pass a Utah State Board of Education background check as part of the admission requirements (no other background check will be allowed).

Background Check Application

Admission to the licensing program will be immediately revoked if you have a criminal record or gain one during the program, which has not been cleared by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission.

**Submit recommendations and background clearance two weeks prior to the deadline date to allow time for processing.

 

 

Step 4: Interview, Praxis II, and Secondary Endorsement Courses

Interview

A group interview will be set up for those who have completed all the above application requirements.  If you miss the group interview day for any reason, you must wait until the next semester.

Interviews will be scheduled between 4-8 weeks after the application deadline.  

The purpose of the group interview is to demonstrate your communication and interpersonal skills. In a group of 6-8 potential licensing candidates, you will answer questions and solve problems with two professors observing. This interview will take approximately 2 hours.

Contact our administrative assistant Melinda Bowers at melindabowers@weber.edu if you have not been contacted within a week of completing the online application process.

Praxis II 

You must take and pass all sections of the Praxis II, as required by the Utah State Board of Education.

Go to ets.org/praxis to find and register for the correct Utah test. If you are applying for a special education license, you must take the test for elementary education.

  • Elementary and Special Education:  Complete all sections of the 5001 Praxis II exam.
  • Secondary:  Review endorsement application for exam code if praxis is required at the following link. Educator Endorsements

The Praxis II exam is not part of the application process, but must be submitted before registration for student teaching.

Secondary Endorsement Courses

*Secondary endorsement courses must also be submitteed before registration for student teaching, as required by the Utah State Board of Education.

Educator Endorsements