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Post-Bacc Students

def.: Students who
  • have earned a bachelor's degree and
  • are seeking Pennsylvania Level I teacher certification

Messiah College offers seventeen programs leading to Pennsylvania teacher certification. See the Certification link above for a complete list of certification programs available through Messiah College.

If you already have earned a Bachelor’s Degree through an accredited college or university, you will not need to complete another degree to pursue teacher certification at Messiah College. As a “post-baccalaureate" certification student, you will complete courses that are necessary to meet Pennsylvania certification requirements. Upon successful completion of all required courses, field experiences, and Teacher Education Program requirements, Messiah College will recommend you to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Harrisburg for certification.

The links on the left of the page can help you work through the process of learning more about post-baccalaureate certification.  If you think you might like to be certified through Messiah College, you can begin the process on the Post-Bacc Admission link.

Potential Post-Bacc students should be aware that our courses are geared to the traditional, residential student.  Post-Bacc students who are hoping to maintain a day job while attending classes might find it challenging to find courses they need that fit their schedules.  If, however, you have some flexibility with classes, Messiah College might be the perfect fit for you.

Please direct your questions for Post-Bacc admission to the Certification Office.

Information on Post-Bacc Students