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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?

Our "Advance to Teaching" post-baccalaureate certificate leads to teaching licensure for grades 5-12 in one of 17 content areas: economics, French, journalism, language arts, mathematics, physics, psychology, reading, life science, earth/space science, physical science, chemistry, historical perspectives, government and citizenship, geographical perspectives, sociology and Spanish.

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

Required Courses

The post-baccalaureate certificate "Advance to Teaching" is a 24-credit program.

Candidates in the Advance to Teaching (A2T) Program are expected to:

  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA with no grade less than a C+ (2.5) in the required professional education courses;
  • Demonstrate the dispositions required by the School of Education;
  • Receive positive recommendations with no unsatisfactory ratings from instructors and cooperating teachers on final evaluations for all courses and field experiences;
  • Successfully complete Indiana CPR-AED certification requirements;
  • Successfully complete Indiana suicide prevention certification requirements;
  • Successfully complete Pearson certification examination in the initial content area before A2T semester two (Block Two);
  • Successfully complete the Pearson developmental pedagogy area assessment before licensure.

The program includes the following courses:

Summer I 2017 (4 credit hours—hybrid format)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar 1
Indiana Teacher Content Examination: Passing the ITCE by August 17 is required to continue to Bloc Two courses in the Advance to Teaching program.
Fall 2017 (10 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-S 512 Workshop in Secondary Education 0*
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Curriculum (Mathematics licensure Science licensures, and similar licenses) 3
EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Curriculum (English/LA licensure, Social Science licensure, and similar licenses) 3
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools (English Language Arts licensure only) 3
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools (All other licensures) 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar 1

*All students in Secondary Education take S512 with zero credit hours as professional development. There is no tuition for this course.

Spring 2018 (10 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-M 514 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Social Studies 3
EDUC-Q 514 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Science 3
EDUC-S 516 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School English Language Arts 3
EDUC-N 517 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Mathematics 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar (hybrid format) 1
EDUC-M 550 Practicum 6

Admission Process

Application Requirements

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

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale);
  • Successful completion of the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) exam; OR
  • Indiana approved alternatives: SAT score of 1100 based on Math and Critical Reading; ACT score of 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar and Science; GRE :1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative (prior to 8/1/11); GRE with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative on or after 8/11/11; Praxis 1 composite score of at least 527 based on Reading, Writing, and math if taken prior to 9/1/13; or Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Application Process

  1. Attend a program advising session held each semester with the Coordinator of Secondary Education (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 our Records Specialist, Mary Ann Wild at or (812) 941-2388.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required from instructors at the baccalaureate level; one faculty reference letter must be from the candidate's content/major/discipline area. Use the Recommendation tab on the online application to request electronically. If desired, letters may be mailed directly to Records Specialist.
  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. A required overall 2.5 GPA must be reflected on all transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Please send all completed materials to:

IU Southeast School of Education
Mary Ann Wild, Records Specialist
Hillside Hall 108A
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Once the applicant has been admitted to graduate studies, it is necessary to complete the application to the IU Southeast School of Education for Advance to Teaching.

For information on this final step, please contact Mary Ann Wild, records specialist at or 812-941-2388


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

Date Time Location
7/17/2017 6 - 7 p.m. Hillside Hall, Room 204

Please contact Dr. David Sullivan-Losey, Advance to Teaching faculty teacher/advisor for the School of Education secondary team, at or (812) 941-2310; or Nicole Owens Wilson, licensing advisor, at or (812) 941-2593.

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