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Admission to STEM Education for Post-baccalaureate students


Students wishing to pursue a post-baccalaureate certificate and secondary teacher licensure in mathematics or science through the STEM Education program must:                  

  1. Have an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major, or equivalent, in one of the following content areas: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science.                     
  2. Be formally admitted to UTC.
  3. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall and in the major courses. All undergraduate and graduate course work is considered when determining the GPA's.                     
  4. Submit a Post-Baccalaureate Curriculum Review Request (available on the STEM Education website, Education) and have an official copy of his/her undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed to: 


STEM Education

Dept. 7156

110 Collins Street Annex

Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598


  1. Have an ACT composite score of 22 or better or a score of 1020 or better on the SAT.  If the undergraduate applicant's ACT or SAT score is below 22 or 1020 respectively, the applicant must take the Praxis 1 exam. Post-baccalaureate students who are enrolled with the Graduate School MUST take the MAT (minimum score of 372) or the GRE (minimum 900/4.0 (writing)) instead.                     
  2. Complete the background check authorization form.                     
  3. Complete the background check through L-1 Identity Solutions.                     
  4. Formally apply to STEM Education (undergraduates do not apply until after completing Step Two, graduate students must formally apply BEFORE starting Step One).                     
  5. Successfully complete an essay entrance requirement.
  6. Perform satisfactorily in an interview with STEM Education Co-Directors.
  7. Provide an accurate email address for two people selected from Academic Advisors, Professor in Major Field, or Internship Supervisor (internship related to major field) to complete a Disposition Assessment online.