Post-Bachelor's in teaching and curriculum

This program offers teacher certification to holders of baccalaureate degrees with suitable teaching majors and minors, who choose not to pursue the master’s degree. The program integrates classroom theory and practice and is available at both the elementary and secondary levels. 

Upon admission to the Post Bachelor Certification Program, students take the professional sequence classes in post‐bachelor (undergraduate) status. The Post Bachelor program may be completed as a full‐time or part‐time student. Credit in this program is undergraduate credit and can never be applied toward a graduate degree. This program does not offer a second bachelor’s degree. 

Important dates

  • August 15: Application for Fall

  • December 15: Application for Winter

  • April 15: Application for Spring/Summer

  • For exceptions email Dr. Waker:

Application Process for the Post-Bachelor's Program

Elementary Education

Due to the Michigan Department of Education changing the certification bands at the elementary level, we are currently reviewing and revising our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Post Bachelor (PB) Elementary program. 

Therefore, there is hold on accepting Requests for Transcript Evaluations for the MAT/PB Elementary program.  Once the new MAT/PB Elementary program is revised, we look forward to receiving your application.  Updates will be posted on the College of Education website. If you would like to be sent information about the Elementary program, when available, please complete the Elementary Certification Program Information Request to submit your name and email address. We look forward to the opportunity to conferring and meeting with you.

Secondary Education

Students are required to have a transcript evaluation by an advisor before applying to the post-bachelor program. The Request for a Transcript Evaluation is for students who have earned at least a bachelor's (or have a degree pending) and are interested in the post-bachelor program. Students need to know which program they are interested in. Students who are unsure of which program may be best suited for them, should either attend one of the Teacher Certification Meetings or schedule an appointment with Beverly Schneider ( The following information is required along with the transcript evaluation:

  • Contact Information
  • WSU Banner ID and Access ID (current and/or past WSU students)
  • Date of your undergraduate degree (awarded or pending)
  • Name of university/college where the degree was granted
  • Degree Major
  • Respond to legal  history questions
  • List of any community colleges, colleges or universities you attended
  • Identify certification program major
  • Copy of your degree-posted undergraduate transcript (unofficial copy works, but must be legible and PDF format only)
  • Legible copies of any additional transcripts (unofficial copies work for review purposes, but PDF format only)

Program Requirements

Post Bachelor students complete courses identified on their Transcript Evaluation, which serves as the Plan of Work prior to admission to the Teacher Certification Program. To request a Transcript Evaluation, review the information regarding Initial Teacher Certification and complete the Request for a Transcript Evaluation form.  Indicate your teaching major/minor based on the information found on the following curriculum guides:


Students in this program complete an individualized Plan of Work with their advisor and the area of study that fits their teaching major and minor concentration when they start their course work.


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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  


Beverly Schneider
Academic advisor II 

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902