Post Baccalaureate Certification

You should use this application process if you:

  • have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • are seeking a post-baccalaureate certification or graduate certificate, only
Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certifications
Graduate Certificates

Instructional I (initial or additional teaching certification)

  • Art (K-12)
  • Biology (7-12)
  • Chemistry (7-12)
  • Early Childhood - (PreK-4)
  • Earth & Space Science (7-12)
  • English (7-12)
  • French (K-12)
  • German (K-12)
  • Home School Visitor
  • Mathematics (7-12)
  • Music (K-12)
  • Program Specialist - English as a Second Language (ESL)
    (requires an existing Instructional I certificate)
  • Physics (7-12)
  • Reading Specialist (K-12)
    (requires an existing Instructional I certificate)
  • Social Studies/Citizenship (7-12)
  • Spanish (K-12)
  • Special Education - PreK-8
    (requires an existing Instructional I certificate in Early Childhood; Elementary Education; Middle-Level Education or Reading Specialist)
  • Technology Education (K-12)
  • Educational Specialist - School Nurse
  • Graduate Certificate - Gifted Education
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Emergency and Disaster Management Certificate (online program)
  • Writing Certificate
  • Expressive Arts Certificate
  • School Social Work Certificate
  • Space Weather and Environment Curriculum (online program)

Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are provided for certification programs for the designated semesters listed:

  • Spring semester applicants: December 1
  • Summer semester applicants: April 1
  • Fall semester applicants: July 1

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Complete the online application.  The online application includes a document upload feature for the submission of your required goal statement, an optional electronic letter of recommendation request system, and secure application fee ($40) payment processing.

  2. Upload the academic and professional goals statement required for admission. Your statement should include experiences which have influenced your decision to graduate studies and a self-assessment of your potential for advanced study and service in your chosen field (approximately 300-500 words).  Please refer to document listed below for essay instructions: 

    Academic and Professional Goals Statement (PDF)

  3. Submit one (1) official transcript of baccalaureate and graduate work completed at ALL colleges or universities you have attended, including undergraduate and graduate transfer institutions. Transcripts must bear the official institutional seal and be contained in a sealed institutional envelope. Millersville University graduates need not request a transcript.

    College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning
    Attn: Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 1002
    Millersville University
    Millersville, PA 17551-0302

  4. Use the electronic recommendation request system included with the online application to request the completion and submission of recommendation forms on your behalf, or forward paper copies of the appropriate Recommendation Forms to your recommenders. Applicants who opt to use the electronic recommendation request system should note that recommendation requests are transmitted to recommenders after the online application form has been submitted and the application fee has been paid.  Recommendations from professional supervisors or faculty members familiar with your work and academic background are highly preferred.  Please do not submit recommendations from family members or friends. Please be sure to check the requirements chart below for appropriate number of recommendations per program.

    Recommendation for Admission (PDF)

  5. Additional application materials (copies of teaching certificate, portfolios) are required by some programs. See Timelines and Requirements Chart.