Post-Baccalaureate Law and Legal Definition

According to title 20 USCS § 1070g [Title 20. Education; Chapter 28; Higher education resources and Student assistance; Student Assistance Grants to Students in Attendance At Institutions of Higher Education Teach Grants] the term post-baccalaureate means "a program of instruction for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree, that does not lead to a graduate degree, and that consists of courses required by a State in order for a teacher candidate to receive a professional certification or licensing credential that is required for employment as a teacher in an elementary school or secondary school in that State, except that such term shall not include any program of instruction offered by an eligible institution that offers a baccalaureate degree in education."

According to 34 CFR 686.2 _d_ [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter VI -- Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; Part 686 -- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education _TEACH_ Grant Program; Subpart A -- Scope, Purpose, and General Definitions], the term post-baccalaureate program means “a program of instruction for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree, that--

1 Does not lead to a graduate degree;

2 Consists of courses required by a State in order for a student to receive a professional certification or licensing credential that is required for employment as a teacher in an elementary school or secondary school in that State, except that it does not include any program of instruction offered by a TEACH Grant-eligible institution that offers a baccalaureate degree in education; and

3 Is treated as an undergraduate program of study for the purposes of title IV of the HEA.”