Posted by William Nunnelley on 2011-01-21

Testing deadlines for admission to Samford University’s new Fifth-Year Non Traditional Secondary Graduate Program (FYNT) are approaching.  The deadline for the Alabama Prospective Teacher Testing Program (APTTP) is Feb. 4.  Deadline for the APTTP Praxis II content test is Feb. 10.

            The new FYNT program is designed for graduates of an accredited university who already have a B.A. or B.S. degree with a certifiable major in a core teaching field and desire to earn a Class A teaching certificate to teach at the secondary level of education (grades 6-12).

            Samford is admitting students now for its first class this summer.  The program accommodates people working part-time or full-time or those currently teaching with provisional certificates.  Courses will be offered in late afternoon, evening or Saturdays.

            For more information, please contact recruitment coordinator Ashley Cacioppo at or (205) 726-2947.



Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.