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Are you inspired to become a teacher, but possess a bachelor's degree in a field other than teacher education?

Our "Transition to Teaching" post-baccalaureate certificate prepares students to take the examination for a teaching license, with a combination of evening course work, professional seminars and in-school teaching experiences. And once the certificate is complete, students need only four courses to move forward to a master’s program.

Required Courses

The post-baccalaureate certificate "Transition to Teaching" is a 24-credit program that includes the following sequence of courses.

Spring 2016 (extended to Summer 1 2016)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-M 500 Professional Seminar* 1

*Sessions

  • Foundations of American Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Children's Literature
  • Child Development
Summer I 2016
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-E 535 Elementary School Curriculum 3
EDUC-E 513 Elementary Social Studies 2
EDUC-E 514 Elementary Language Arts 3
EDUC-N 523 Elementary Mathematics Methods 3
Summer II 2016
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-E 518 Elementary Education: Literacy Framework 3
Fall 2016
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-E 516 Elementary Science Methods 3
EDUC-E 515 Elementary Reading: Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading 1
EDUC-M 500 Professional Seminar 1
Spring 2017
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-M 500 Professional Seminar 1

Notes

M500 courses are one (1) credit hour courses that include both school teaching experiences and professional seminars. These courses provide additional instruction and information in specialized areas such as early childhood, classroom management, diagnostic reading, and special areas. Elementary Education Transition to Teaching candidates will be assessed an additional $1000 fee over and above the regular tuition for each of the three M500 courses. The additional fee supports paying for teacher mentors, cooperating teachers and program administration. This fee is set by the IU Board of Trustees and is subject to change. Candidates are advised to consult with the Elementary Transition to Teaching Coordinator and the Office of the Bursar for the updated fee.

Admission Process

Application Requirements

Applicants to the Transition 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 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale); OR
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale), and five (5) years of professional experience; OR
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s).

Application Process

  1. Attend a program advising session held each semester.
  2. Complete the online application. 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 mwild@ius.edu or (812) 941-2388.
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required from educators who know your capacity to engage in graduate coursework. 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. Also on the Uploads Tab, upload a copy of current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.)
  6. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. A required overall 3.0 GPA must be reflected on all transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  7. Submit a personal statement addressing the SOE dispositions.

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

Advising

Please choose one of the informational meetings reviewing the requirements needed to apply for Spring 2018 Elementary Transition to Teaching program. We will also have time for discussions and questions regarding our program.

DATE TIME LOCATION
5/11/2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. University Center, Room 122
6/1/2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. University Center, Room 122
7/18/2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. University Center, Room 122
8/3/2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. University Center, Room 122

Please RSVP to Terri Beard – Transition to Teaching Coordinator by emailing to: tbeard@ius.edu.

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