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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" licensure program 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.

Participants can choose to add four additional courses to complete a master's degree.

Required Courses

The licensure program "Advance to Teaching" is a 24-credit program.

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

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA with no grade less than a B in all 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.

Students are admitted to A2T in January (spring semester) and/or April (summer semester). The program includes the following courses.

For students starting in January (Spring semester):

Spring (4 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-P 510 / P 313 Psychology in Teaching (hybrid format) 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar 1
Summer (3 credit hours — optional)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
Fall (10 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-S 512 / M 301 Workshop in Secondary Education 0*
EDUC-S 503 / M 314 Secondary School Curriculum (Mathematics licensure Science licensures, and similar licenses) 3
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar 1
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools (English Language Arts licensure only) 3
or
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools (All other licensures) 3

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

Spring (10 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
Choose ONE of the following four listings. Choose the course that is the best match for your anticipated teaching license.
EDUC-M 514 / M 441 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Social Studies 3
or
EDUC-Q 514 / M 446 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Science 3
or
EDUC-S 516 / M 452 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School English Language Arts 3
or
EDUC-N 517 / M 457 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Mathematics 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar (hybrid format) 1
EDUC-M 550 Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) 6

For students starting in May (Summer I semester):

Summer (4 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-P 510 / P 313 Psychology in Teaching 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar 1
Fall (10 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-S 512 / M 301 Workshop in Secondary Education 0*
EDUC-S 503 / M 314 Secondary School Curriculum (Mathematics licensure Science licensures, and similar licenses) 3
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar 1
EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Curriculum (English/LA licensure, Social Science licensure, and similar licenses) 3
EDUC-S 514 / M 464 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools (English Language Arts licensure only) 3
or
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

*All students in Secondary Education take S 512 with zero credit hours as professional development. There is no tuition for this course.

Spring (10 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
Choose ONE of the following four listings. Choose the course that is the best match for your anticipated teaching license.
EDUC-M 514 / M 441 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Social Studies 3
or
EDUC-Q 514 / M 446 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Science 3
EDUC-S 516 / M 452 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School English Language Arts 3
or
EDUC-N 517 / M 457 Methods of Teaching Senior, Junior, Middle School Mathematics 3
EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar (hybrid format) 1
EDUC-M 550 Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) 6

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; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area that the individual intends to teach. This refers to passing the following based on the subject area or major you intend to teach.

Note: The A2T program currently offers the four secondary majors:

  1. Language Arts – Test Code 021 English Language Arts
  2. Mathematics – Test Code 035 Mathematics
  3. Science
  4. Social Studies

The following areas may be added with additional coursework.

Candidates may add other teaching areas to one of the four secondary majors:

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 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.
  6. Please mail copies of the test scores for state approved content area examination(s) to the address listed below.

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.

DATE TIME LOCATION
7/16/2019 4 - 5 p.m. University Center, Room 121
9/12/2019 4 - 5 p.m. University Center, Room 121
10/1/2019 4 - 5 p.m. University Center, Room 121
11/4/2019 4 - 5 p.m. University Center, Room 121

Please contact Dr. Gloria Murray, Advance to Teaching Coordinator for the School of Education Secondary team, at glomurra@ius.edu or (812) 941-2448 or Jane Riehl at jriehl@ius.edu or (812) 941-2593.

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