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Do you hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than teacher education but wish to teach in secondary schools?

The "Advance to Teaching" licensure program leads to teaching licensure for grades 5-12 in one of the following content areas: Journalism, Language Arts/English (including Speech), Mathematics, Science (Chemistry, Earth/Space, Life Science, Physical Science, and Physics), Social Studies (Economics, Geographical Perspectives, Government and Citizenship, Historical Perspectives, Psychology, and Sociology), Instrumental and General Music, Theater Arts, Vocal and General Music. Other content areas can be added as additional licenses concurrently but will only be awarded after receiving the initial license in the main content area, completing the required coursework, and passing the state-required exam: English as a New Language.

*Individuals interested in teaching Instrumental and General Music, Theater Arts, Vocal and General Music require approval from the School of Arts and Letters Music Program or Theatre Program.

Completing the "A2T" program and passing all required Indiana Department of Education exams will earn candidates an Indiana teaching license.

Participants can choose to add four additional courses to complete a master's degree. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Donna Albrecht at dalbrec@iu.edu for information about the master’s degree courses.

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours and require a grade of B or better unless otherwise noted.

Summer

  • EDUC-M 500 - Integrated Professional Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC-P 510 - Psychology in Teaching
  • EDUC-K 505 - Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students
  • EDUC-S 514 - Teaching Reading in Secondary (Non-English Majors Only)

Fall

  • EDUC-M 500 - Integrated Professional Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC-S 503 - Secondary School Curriculum
  • EDUC-S 514 - Methods of Teaching Reading in Secondary School (English Majors Only)

Methods
Choose one course

  • EDUC-M 514 - Teaching Social Studies or
  • EDUC-Q 514 - Teaching Science or
  • EDUC-N 517 - Teaching Mathematics or
  • EDUC-S 516 - Teaching Language Arts

*Instrumental and General Music Majors, Theater Arts Majors, and Vocal & General Music Majors Methods courses are offered through the School of Arts and Letters.

Spring

  • EDUC-M 500 - Integrated Professional Seminae (1 credit hour)
  • EDUC-M 550 - Clinical Practice - Student Teaching (6 credit hours)

Admission Process

Applicants to the Advance to Teaching post-baccalaureate certificate must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in the subject area or a related field that the individual intends to teach; or
  • A Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of professional experience in the subject or a related area that the individual intends to teach

Application Process

  1. Attend a program advising session held each semester with the Coordinator of Secondary Advance to Teaching (A2T) or designee.
  2. Complete the online application to Graduate Studies at IU Southeast. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact Ms. Tracy Stracener, our Records Specialist at tstracen@iu.edu or (812) 941-2388.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required. If you are a recent graduate you have the option of submitting the two letters from your instructors. Recent graduates and other applicants can submit letters from colleagues who are able to describe your work with youth. The letters can come from employers or anyone who can speak to your work ethic, teamwork, and experiences working with youth.
  4. On the Uploads tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program.
  5. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school.

Please send all completed materials to:

Ms. Tracy Stracener, Student Records Officer
IU Southeast School of Education
Hillside Hall 108A
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

For information, please contact Ms. Tracy Stracener, our Records Specialist at tstracen@iu.edu or (812) 941-2388.

Advising

Applicants interested in pursuing the Advance to Teaching program must attend an advising session.

Please contact Dr. Bradford Griggs at (812) 941-2951 or email at cbgriggs@ius.edu any time with questions or to set up a time for phone advising.

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C. Bradford Griggs Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 10
Phone: (812) 941-2951
cbgriggs@ius.edu

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