The College of Education offers a nontraditional route to certification through the Alternative Certification Program (ACP). The program, which may be completed within 18-24 months, offers training in more than 25 certification areas and various levels. The ACP is an attractive option for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than Education or students who are interested in teaching while completing certification requirements. Additionally, ACP students complete graduate-level coursework, which may be applied towards a master’s degree.
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, all new ACP applicants must take and pass the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) prior to applying to the program.
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