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Secondary or K-12 Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensures – Eligibility

Admission Requirements

  • Possess (or be in the process of finishing) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 point scale) for the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress.
    • If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.
    • If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.
  • You must prove proficiency in English by having an English Composition course or Writing Proficiency Exam in your transcripts (or complete this requirement by the time you student teach). If you would like to take the CLEP test (Writing Proficiency with English Essay) for this requirement, you may contact Career Services at 970-351-2127.
  • Proof of content proficiency – your transcripts will be reviewed for content proficiency in your licensure area during the formal application process. You may request a transcript review prior to your application by submitting your complete (can be unofficial) transcripts to the Off-Campus Program Coordinator.

International Students

Though international students can attend many UNC Extended Campus programs, this delivery of this program is not well-suited for international students due to U.S. immigration requirements concerning the ratio of credit hours that international students must take in the classroom setting compared to how many credits are taken in online courses (immigration counts partially online courses as online).

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Master's and post-master's specialist degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a degree program must be completed within five years for a master's degree and six years for a specialist degree. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. See the full Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

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Credits Required:
Secondary Education: 27 + any content area coursework
K-12 Education: 21 + any content area coursework
Time to Completion:
1 year
$400/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

John W. Haefeli


Program & Enrollment Manager:

Jon Shaw


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