Winther Hall Information Desk
Have you already completed a Bachelor's degree, and are interested in earning an initial teaching license? If so, we have options to help you achieve this. Most students pursue additional coursework at the undergraduate level in order to complete a second Bachelor's degree in education and/or teacher licensure. Please understand that you may not earn multiple Bachelor's degrees with the same major. For example, if you previously earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish, then you may not earn a second Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) in Spanish. However, you may complete the necessary requirements in order to be endorsed for a teaching license in Spanish.
There may also be an option to pursue initial teacher licensure at the graduate level. For more information, please reference our graduate program information. Please note that if you have a Bachelor's degree and are seeking an initial teaching license in Special Education, you must pursue the Master's program.
The Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators test (which replaced the PPST/ Praxis I test September 1, 2014) consists of three high school content areas: Reading, Writing, and Math. To learn more about the test, register, and prepare, please reference the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.
*If students took and passed the PPST (Praxis I) prior to September 1, 2014, those scores do not expire, and a combination of PPST (Praxis I) and Praxis CORE subtests (i.e. Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) with passing scores may be used.