Post Baccalaureate Certification Programs

The Center for Education at Widener University offers the following programs for teacher certification at the post baccalaureate level:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Comprehensive General Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Earth and Space Education
  • Educational Leadership/Principalship
  • Elementary Education: The Early Years (PreK - 4)
  • English and Language Arts Education
  • French
  • Home and School Visitor (School Social Work)
  • Instructional Technology
  • Letter of Eligibility for Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Supervision in Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, Pupil Personnel Services, and Reading

Students requesting admission to certificate programs at the graduate level must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have an overall 3.0 GPA in all prior undergraduate coursework and a 3.5 GPA for all prior graduate coursework.
  • Submit a completed application form.
  • Pay a nonrefundable application fee ($25.00).
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or professors.
  • Successfully complete the writing sample requirement.

(Note: if applying for the MEd as well, submit results of either the Graduation Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (Mat) ).

Student seeking approval from Education at Widener, for a certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education must:

  • Have completed an approved course of study with satisfactory grades in all required courses.
  • Have successfully completed the portfolio requirement.
  • Have earned a passing score on their subject matter test(s), as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Obtain a formal recommendation to be certified by the Certification Committee of the School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies.
  • Remit a nonrefundable fee of $15 in the form of a money order, payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Have achieved acceptable standards of written fluency in English (the equivalent of a score of 5 on a holistic scale of writing assessment; or written discourse that is relatively free of syntactical and mechanical errors in English).

Certain certificates have additional requirements for entry into and completion of the certificate program. Students should consult the graduate bulletin or make an appointment with an advisor.

A timeline for successful completion of specialist and advanced certifications at the graduate level can be reached with this link.