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Graduate Certificate in Teaching (GCT)

Start your career in elementary education, secondary education, or special education.

If you already have your teaching license, see our Master of Education.




Patty Coan
Teacher Education
Administrative Specialist II
Phone: 801-626-6279
Office:  Portable Unit M7, 702
Dr. Penee Stewart
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Director
Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education
Program Director
Phone:  801-626-7410
Office:  Portable Unit M7

What You’ll Learn

How to be a teacher

Housed within the Master of Education program, the GCT is a pathway for people who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better. Our graduates will earn a Utah state teaching license in either elementary, secondary (grades 6-12) or special education (mild/moderate in grades K-12+).

The GCT program is a nationally accredited teacher education program designed to give pre-service teachers the foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions to be effective classroom teachers.