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Graduate Certificate in Teaching (GCT)

Start your career in elementary education, secondary education or special education.

If you already have your teaching license, see our Master of Education.



What You Can Do

Most graduates go on to teach in public, charter or private schools across Utah.

Once you receive your teaching license, it is relatively easy to transfer to other states.


What You’ll Learn

How to be a teacher

Housed within the Master of Education program, the GCT is a post-baccalaureate pathway for people who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university to obtain a Utah state teaching license in either elementary (grades 1-8), secondary (grades 6-12) or special education (mild/moderate in grades K-12).

How pedagogy informs K-12 student learning

The GCT program is a nationally accredited teacher education program designed to give pre-service teachers the foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions to be effective classroom teachers.