Social Studies Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate
The Department of Education at Robert Morris University, with the assistance of the Department of Social Sciences, offers a non-degree post-baccalaureate program for individuals who have completed an undergraduate bachelors degree program from an accredited higher education institution and now wish to become a secondary social studies teacher. It can be easily combined with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Leadership by taking three additional classes.
Upon successful completion of this non-degree certification program, the teacher candidate applies to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for teacher certification in secondary social studies (grades 7-12).
To view the checksheet for the program, click here. To download the program of study for the Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Leadership with Teacher Certification in Social Studies, click here.
Teacher Certification Requirements
In addition to the course requirements, there are other program and certification requirements that each education student must fulfill. All requirements must be satisfied for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to grant you a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. The steps are outlined in the post-baccalaureate Teacher Education Progress Process (TEPP).
Click here to access an application for the program. Please note that all applications for post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs must have the following:
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university or college with a 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
- Two letters of recommendation
- 3.0 undergraduate GPA in the college coursework that will apply to your content certification
- Pennsylvania and FBI clearances
Click to visit the RMU Office of Graduate Admissions website to find out about tuition and fees, financial aid, and how to apply for the program; or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-762-0097.
To apply, go to rmu.edu/gradapply. You can complete the application online with no application fee. Alternatively, you can download the graduate application PDF form, and then mail in the completed form with required documentation and the $35 application fee.