Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Hood College offers multiple programs to help students who have already completed a bachelor's degree to earn their Maryland teaching certification.


Post-baccalaureate students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree can earn their initial teaching certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary/Special Education, Secondary Education, or Art Education. 

Application requirements:
  • Interview - please contact the transfer admission counselor ( to arrange your interview with an education professor to review your educational plan
  • Application - after you have completed the interview, submit your application
    • Official transcripts - submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Official Praxis Core scores - Per the Maryland State Department of Education, Teacher Candidates applying for certification programs must demonstrate mastery of basic reading, writing, and math skills. Those teacher candidates who submit a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on their most recently earned degree are not required to submit a basic skills assessment.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Students can apply to begin the post-baccalaureate program in the fall or spring semester by the deadlines listed below.

  • Fall Deadline - July 1
  • Spring Deadline- December 1

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Becca Reitmeyer

Assistant Director of Admission



Click below to begin your application!