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Human Development and Family Science

Post Baccalaureate Certification for Family & Consumer Sciences Education

(Certification information is quoted from the Messiah College, Department of Education, Teacher's Education Handbook)


"Opportunities to obtain teacher certification only, without completing a Messiah College degree, are available for those who already possess at least the bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Such students must first apply for admission to the College (contact the Admissions Office for details) and then, if admitted, an individualized certification program will be developed by the Teacher Certification Officer and the Chair of the Department which houses the major in which certification will occur.


Admission to the College does not guarantee that students will be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Certification-only students must follow the same policies, procedures, application, and retention expectations as all other students. Once admitted to the College, such students must be continuously enrolled in Messiah College courses and must complete, at minimum, 12 credits of course work at the College before being considered for admission to the Teacher Education Program and/or Professional Semester."


To learn more about the certification only process, visit the Messiah College, Department of Education's Certification Only webpage.

If you have specific questions regarding the Family and Consumer Sciences program or curriculum, contact Dr. Raeann Hamon, the Department Chair.
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