Post-Baccalaureate Certification Programs


Online Teacher PA Certification

LBC | Capital’s Post-Baccalaureate Certification Programs are designed for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree and would like to be certified to teach in the state of Pennsylvania. It is not necessary to complete a second degree in order to be certified.

  • The online delivery format of our programs will provide flexibility while allowing students to work at a pace that fits their life stage.
  • All students seeking teacher certification must complete a 16-week student teaching course in person within the state of Pennsylvania, in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements.

Certification in Early Childhood Education (46 credits)

The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Early Childhood Education program trains students from a philosophical base which reflects a biblical worldview, to serve the community as teachers in public and private schools.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, the student will do the following:

  • Integrate knowledge of content, pedagogy, resources and learners to design coherent learning experiences that are aligned with outcomes and that reach all learners
  • Implement safe, equitable, learning-focused environments developed through appropriate rapport between student and teacher, responsiveness to the needs and cultures of all learners, and effective classroom management techniques in an organized physical environment
  • Demonstrate effective instructional practices as characterized by a) clear verbal, nonverbal, and media communication b) reflective and responsive teaching using multiple instructional strategies, c) implementation of a variety of assessment measures, and d) engagement of students in higher level thinking and learning
  • Demonstrate professionalism by a) adhering to ethical, institutional and legal guidelines, b) maintaining accurate records, c) seeking opportunities to grow professionally, d) reflecting on his/her own practice, and e) collaborating with colleagues, parents, and the community to ensure learner-growth and advance the profession
  • Demonstrate a biblical worldview in his/her personal and professional life

Credits from this post-bacc. can be applied to the MEd in Early Childhood Education degree

Admission Requirements

The follow are the requirements for admissions to the Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Early Childhood Education: 

  • Official transcript of a completed Bachelor’s degree
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better as documented on an official transcript from the undergraduate accredited institution*
  • 6 undergraduate credits in mathematics
  • 3 undergraduate credits in English composition
  • 3 undergraduate credits in English literature
  • Recent (within 1 year of admission) Child Abuse, Criminal Record, and Fingerprinting Clearances
  • Completed application form and submission of required application credentials
  • Personal interview with the Program Coordinator

*Graduate students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted to the program under provisional status with Program Coordinator approval. In provisional admittance status, the student must maintain a 3.0 in the first 12 credits of the program in order to be fully admitted into the program. Students wishing to take courses solely for personal enrichment or Act 48 credits are classified as non-matriculating students. Permission for enrollment in courses is based on completion of the Non-matriculating Application and the adequacy of class space. If at a later time the student wishes to be admitted into the program, that student will need to go through the formal application process.  Granting credit for courses taken while a non-matriculating student is not automatic. The Program Coordinator will evaluate course work and grant or not grant credit on an individual basis.

Certification in Health & Physical Education (46 credits)

The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Health and Physical Education program is developed with the professional competencies required to meet certification guidelines for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. All coursework is offered in an online format which incorporates field placement opportunities within the student’s community. Upon completion of the certification requirements, candidates will become certified to teach in public and private schools in health and physical education class settings.

 

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, the student will do the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current trends and technology in health and physical education
  • Design appropriate health and physical education teaching and assessment materials for K-12 learners
  • Integrate a biblical worldview in designing and teaching content in health and physical education
  • Apply knowledge and competence in the delivery of content of health and physical education
  • Incorporate practices of safety and equity in meeting the diverse needs of students in the health and physical education setting
  • Analyze the needs of students and adapt instruction to meet specific needs
  • Demonstrate professionalism in school and community settings
  • Develop collaborative relationships with professionals in the field of health and physical education

Credits from this post-bacc. can be applied to the MEd in Health & Physical Education degree

Admission Requirements

Admissions to Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Health & Physical Education:

  • Official transcript of a completed bachelor’s degree
  • 6 undergraduate credits in mathematics
  • 3 undergraduate credits in English composition
  • 3 undergraduate credits in English literature
  • undergraduate course work in Anatomy and Physiology (Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology or Exercise Physiology) as well as aquatics as demonstrated on a transcript or plan to complete coursework approved by Program Coordinator. The transcript audit upon acceptance will identify missing PA Department of Education competencies and a plan for completion will be created by the Program Director. Completion of these requirements and successful submission of transcript documents must occur prior to the student being eligible for student teaching.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better as documented on an official transcript from the undergraduate accredited institution*
  • Recent (within 1 year of admission) Child Abuse, Criminal Record, and Fingerprinting Clearances
  • Completed application form and submission of required application credentials
  • Personal interview with the Program Coordinator

*Graduate students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted to the program under provisional status with Program Coordinator approval. In provisional admittance status, the student must maintain a 3.0 in the first 12 credits of the program to be fully admitted into the program.

Students wishing to take courses solely for personal enrichment or Act 48 credits are classified as non- matriculating students. Permission for enrollment in courses is based on completion of the Non- matriculating Application and the adequacy of class space. If later, the student wishes to be admitted into the program, that student will need to go through the formal application process. Granting credit for courses taken while a non-matriculating student is not automatic. The Program Coordinator will evaluate course work and grant or not grant credit on an individual basis.