Graduate Certificate in Teaching (Teacher Licensing) Admission
Steps To Apply
Step 1: Application Process Information
Prior to completing your application form view the information session videos below.
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Program Timeline
If you would like to be accepted a certain semester, please plan for at least three months processing for requirements, application, and interview.
|Action Steps||Recommended Timeline|
|View the information session videos||3 months before semester starts|
|Online application due date||September 15, January 15, and May 15**|
|Candidate interviews||4-8 weeks after the application date|
|*Secondary candidates review required coursework for endorsement area on USBE website|
** For students wishing to apply for the Post Baccalaureate Program in Special Education Teacher Licensure for the 2020/2021 academic year, the deadline for applications will be June 15 2020
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
You may also 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.
**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 viewed an information session, please do so using the links in step 1.
You must submit the online application by the following deadlines:
September 15 for Spring semester
January 15 for Summer semester
May 15 for Fall semester
The $60 application fee is non-refundable and subject to change.
When completing the online application, you must provide 3 email addresses of people who have observed your teaching, and would be willing to fill out a recommendation form.
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.
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
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.
Go to www.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 submitted before registration for student teaching, as required by the Utah State Board of Education.