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EIU History-Teacher Licensure

Do you have a BA and are now seeking to become a teacher? Our postbac licensure program can help!

Post-baccalaureate students may seek a teaching license through any of EIU’s state approved programs. All of your previous course work, either graduate or undergraduate, will count towards your licensure and will be evaluated in terms of current requirements. Post-baccalaureate students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours at EIU prior to student teaching.  Departments may require additional course work within their major and may also require previous work to be repeated if it is outdated. Post-baccalaureate students are subject to all Admission to Teacher Education requirements.

Individuals who enter the University as post-baccalaureate students must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher education and graduated with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.65 or higher on a 4.0 scale. A post-baccalaureate student’s undergraduate GPA will be used for the purpose of selection.

If the student’s undergraduate GPA in the area of the approved program he/she wishes to follow was below a 2.65 (on a four point scale), 12 semester hours must be taken in the major to establish a grade-point average in the major of at least 2.65 or better. (Higher GPAs may be required by some departments.)

All post-baccalaureate teacher licensure candidates completing a teacher licensure program must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses, regardless where they are taken, used toward completion of the program.

Post-baccalaureate licensure generally requires a commitment of a minimum of three or more semesters. Professional education course work and student teaching for some programs are sequenced over four semesters. For most students, the program takes about two years to complete. Not all courses are offered every semester and summer offerings may be limited. In order to be ready to register for classes, a student must have a completed transcript evaluation specifying all courses needed to earn licensure. To initiate the transcript evaluation process, contact Bonnie Wilson in the College of Education and Professional Studies.
Bonnie Wilson
Phone: 217-581-2524


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Sace E Elder, Chair

2542 Coleman Hall

Brian Mann, Undergraduate Advisor

3721 - Coleman Hall

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Social Science Teaching Program Coordinator

2556 Coleman Hall

History Department

2744 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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