The Post-Baccalaureate, Non-Degree License Program for Secondary Teachers is designed to provide an alternative graduate-level program for teacher licensure for individuals who have already achieved a baccalaureate degree in a related content area. Candidates completing this program will be eligible for an Indiana Initial Practitioner License to teach in middle school, junior high school, and senior high school settings in the content area or areas in which the individual meets program requirements.
In addition to the general criteria for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, the applicant for admission to this non-degree licensure program is expected to have already achieved a baccalaureate degree in a related content area with a grade point average of at least 3.0, both in the major content area and overall; or hold a graduate degree; or hold a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 2.5, both in the major and overall, and have five years of relevant professional experience.
Review and clearance by the relevant academic department must be completed as a condition of admission to the program. That department is the one which offers the undergraduate teaching major that corresponds to the baccalaureate or master’s degree of the applicant. See the specific academic department Catalog section for a general description of the content specialization requirements.
Additional requirements in the specialization that must be met prior to licensure will be reported to the student; the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology; and Education Student Services by the academic department.
PRAXIS I scores that meet the requirements of the Indiana Professional Standards Board must be presented prior to admission to the program and relevant PRAXIS II must be presented prior to student teaching.
Evidence of dispositions associated with effective teaching must be demonstrated. Contact the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology for means by which this can be accomplished.