The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts


Post-Baccalaureate Application Materials:

Complete the Penn State application and enter "CERT" in the Graduate Degree Sought box on the application and enter "A ED" in the Graduate Major (Program) Sought box. Two copies of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended should be sent to the Certification Office, 228 Chambers Building, University Park, P 16802-3205. Complete application instructions can be found online at the Graduate School Admissions and Program Information Portal.

In addition to the electronic application and two copies of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, Art Education requires the following supplementary materials for applications for those seeking Post-Baccalaureate Certification (submit to:

The Graduate School Application must be submitted in an on-line format as an Electronic Application. When you apply electronically (online), processing time is reduced and receipt of your application is assured. Please read the online directions carefully before you begin completing the application form. If you do not make an online payment, please download a copy of the Application Fee Form that can be accessed from the Electronic Application, and mail along with your payment of the non-refundable application fee to: Graduate Enrollment Services, The Pennsylvania State University, 114 Kern Building, University Park, PA  16802.

Contact Jeremy Fisher in the SoVA Office at or call 814-865-6570 to arrange a transcript review with the Post-baccalaureate Certification Officer in Art Education.

Transcript Reviews

Post-baccalaureate Certification candidates may do a preliminary review of their previous course work using the Art Education Post-baccalaureate Certification Advising Worksheet. Checking previous transcripts and transposing these to the course requirements in the certification option at Penn State will assist in the admission process. An official transcript review and a grade point average of 3.0 are essential for admission.

The Post-baccalaureate Certification Officer in art education reviews candidates’ transcripts. During this review any additional course requirements will be recommended. Reviews do not become official until the student is accepted into the Post-Baccalaureate Certification program. For further information contact the Post-baccalaureate Certification Officer.