Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Licensure

Empower Learning as a Licensed Educator.

Are you ready to explore a new career path? Can you see yourself at the front of a classroom? If so, MBU’s post-baccalaureate teaching licensure (PBTL) program might be the perfect fit for you. Bring your passion for teaching and your willingness to learn, and we’ll get you everything you need to add a teaching license to your undergraduate degree. 

Time to finish
18 months
Teaching Licensure

Why PBTL at Mary Baldwin?

Teachers are one of the most in-demand employees in the country. The PBTL program is ideal for career-switchers who already hold an undergraduate degree and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Our program can make you eligible for your Virginia teaching license in just 18 months, a license that is reciprocal for teaching in most states in the U.S. 

That means before you know it, you’ll have brought together your passion and knowledge with our exceptional teacher education program, featuring inquiry-based practices and a student-centered approach to education. With seven potential areas of endorsement offered, you can study in some of the most in-demand areas of educational need in the country. And, our online classes give you the flexibility to earn your teaching license while balancing work and home.


At Mary Baldwin, we offer the following endorsements for the PBTL program:

  • Elementary Education (PK-6)
  • Special Education (General Curriculum, K-12)
  • Middle Education (6-8): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History & Social Science, 
  • Secondary Education (6-12): History & Social Science, English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry  
  • ​​Visual Arts (PK-12)
  • Music/Choral (PK-12)
  • English as a Second Language (K-12)

Everyone involved in the PBTL program at MBU goes above and beyond to make this program a complete success. Advisors and faculty are friendly, communicative, and at the end of the day want you to be successful, so they do everything in their power to help you out as a student.

Nick Corbin, U.S. history teacher whoearned his PBTL at MBU

Student-Centered Teaching

Our student-centered teaching philosophy and collaborative, experiential, and reflective techniques focus on inquiry-based practices, setting you on the best path to success. Our faculty come from teaching backgrounds, combining real-world experience with knowledge of the most current thinking in the field.

Outstanding Outcomes 

100% of our graduates are employed in their concentration area. You read that right: 100%. That’s because MBU concentrates on filling the most needed areas in education, with 77% of our students studying in the highest-demand subjects. MBU’s reputation for producing exceptionally qualified teachers means that the PBTL at MBU translates into a career.

Cost & Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

The PBTL can be completed in just 18 months, and current employees of Virginia schools get a 14% discount on tuition. That means a highly marketable credential in less time at a lower cost.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!