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College of Education and Public Policy

If you have a non-education baccalaureate degree, you have the choice of completing a certification-only option that leads to an Indiana teaching license. This option is for either Elementary Generalist (K-6), Middle School Only (5-9), or Secondary (5-12).

Admission to the Program Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. Pass a basic skills assessment exam or approved alternative measure
  3. Pass one or more content specific exams relevant to the subject of the license
Elementary Certification
Secondary Certification
Middle School Only (grades 5 -9)
Secondary (grades 5 - 12)
Number of credit hours 64 credits 39 credits
Minimum number of semesters 5 semesters 4 semesters if started in fall term
Student teaching Yes, one semester Yes, one semester
Course Requirements Elementary Certification
Middle School Only (Grades 5-9)

Secondary Education Major Areas:

Middle School Only
Language Arts
ScienceSocial Studies
World Languages
Language Arts Literature Math Biology
(Life Science)
Economics French
Math Writing Chemistry Government German
Science Language   Earth Space Science Historical Perspectives Spanish
Social Studies Communication   Physics Psychology

Contact us for an appointment to create a plan for you to become a teacher!

Jim BeardJim Beard, M.A.
Director of Educational Planning and Information Center



Photo of an IPFW student teaching science to second grade students.IPFW student teaching science to second grade students.