Stand apart in secondary education with the Online Accelerated Teaching Certification (OATCERT). You’ll gain the skills and the initial credential to lead secondary education (grades 7-12) within one of the traditional content areas: math, science, English, or social studies.
Offered completely online, the OATCERT program is an efficient, cost-effective way to advance your classroom instruction, leadership skills, and career options. Graduates also qualify for secondary education certification in Pennsylvania, a credential recognized by more than 30 other states.
There is no entrance exam for this 30 credit Certification which consists of 4 semesters of coursework plus 1 semester of supervised student teaching at your choice of public, private or international institution.
Note that by completing just two additional courses, OATCERT graduates can also earn a MS in Education – Secondary Education. The program is competitively priced and financial aid may be available to those who qualify.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Saint Joseph’s University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV
- This program requires an internship experience.