Post Baccalaureate Initial Licensure

Urbana’s post baccalaureate program is highly individualized. It is difficult to give a precise length of time it would take to finish due to the fact that each student brings different course work to the program and may not take a full course load each term. This program is a undergraduate level program; students pay undergraduate tuition rates.

The target population for this program consists of individuals who hold a four year degree, have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (see application for more details), and are motivated individuals.

Our students benefit and participate in a program consisting of blended courses that meet face-to-face one night per week, per course, for 8 weeks, and a 16-week full-time student teaching experience. Field experience is also a requirement for some courses.


Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills required in:

  • Pedagogy
  • Content
  • Methods, Curriculum
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Preparation for the Ohio Assessment for Education (OAE)
  • Clinical Experience (field experience and student teaching)

*Note: a mimimum of 100 hours of field experience are required prior to student teaching

After completing the program, students will be eligible to apply for licensure in the State of Ohio.

Funding Opportunities

TEACH Grant - The TEACH Grant provides grant funding for students with a GPA of 3.25 or better, have a teaching license, and are willing to teach in an economically challenged school.

Financial Aid For information on how to apply for financial aid, call (937) 772-9251. You may be required to complete a FAFSA to determine your eligibility for tuition assistance.

Career Connections

Graduates of the program will:

  • Expand knowledge base of educational best practices.
  • Increase ability to complete educational research.
  • Complete credits for renewal of licenses or obtain new licensure.
  • Increase salary opportunities and job security.
  • Advanced employment in the field of education.


The graduate faculty is comprised of professors whose experience and record of scholarships qualify them to offer graduate-level instruction. The faculty's purpose is to encourage and contribute to the advancement of knowledge through instruction and research of the highest quality. The faculty is responsible for student academic advising and, supervision of student research and professional responsibilities, as well as explicit scholarship criteria.

Admissions Requirements

To enter the University, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a state-approved, regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher as an undergraduate based on a four-point scale.
  • Request an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended and have it sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcripts are considered official only when they are sent directly from the institution and have a seal or signature of the institution's official.
  • Complete the application for admission and submit it to the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Policies

Transcripts will be evaluated to determine how many courses can be transferred toward completion of the chosen area of licensure. A preliminary review can be done by the coordinator prior to acceptance into the University. However, acceptance into the post baccalaureate program only occurs after acceptance into the University by the Office of Admissions.

What Happens After I Am Accepted?

Once you have received an acceptance letter from the University, your transcript will be evaluated to determine what previous coursework will transfer for your chosen area of licensure.

After you have been accepted into the post baccalaureate program, a Self-Service code will be emailed to you. This code will enable you to electronically register for classes. Once you register, contact Student Services to receive your parking pass, student ID, and library card.


From Our Alumni

"Urbana U is a special place for me. Enjoy every minute, Class of 2016!!!"

-Patrica Perry
Class of '73