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Licensure

For licensure only, you apply through Undergraduate Admissions for entry as a “non-degree seeking initial licensure” student.  Once you get your admissions letter from Undergraduate Admissions, you should contact your advisor, Dr. Holly Robbins who will assist you in registration.  Under this label, you are still eligible for financial aid by filling out a non-degree seeking student certification for teacher certification form once you are admitted and submitting to the Financial Aid Office.

Advantage of taking the licensure only route?

There are really only two advantages to the undergraduate route:

  1. You will pay the less expensive undergraduate tuition rates because you will be taking all undergraduate level courses.
  2. If you have an incoming GPA of less than 3.0 (which would prevent you from coming in the graduate route).  If you come in undergraduate with a GPA lower than 3.0, you could always switch over to the graduate route once you get your GPA raised.

Disadvantages?

Disadvantages are that you close off possibility of licensure courses also counting for the Masters now and in the future, you are ineligible to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship (worth up to $10,000 in an academic year) and most undergraduate courses are offered primarily during the day, rather than in evening hours.

Find out what courses are needed for just licensure in the following areas:

The transcript review form is on the last page of each of the documents.  Looking at your transcripts of past coursework, you can determine what content area courses you might still need to take to get licensure, in addition to the needed education coursework.