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2013-2014 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Teaching Majors and Minors


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Majors

  • Business
  • English (Language Arts)
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education (all grades or secondary)
  • Science 1
  • Social Science (Social Studies) 2
  • Spanish Studies
  • Visual Arts (all grades or secondary)
  1. Science: single- and dual-area licensure are available in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences (biology), and physics. Mathematics is available as a dual-area license when paired with another science area.
  2. Social Studies: candidates are licensed in historical perspectives and government/citizenship, along with a third area—economics, psychology, or sociology.

Minors

  • Chemistry
  • Coaching
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Space Science
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Government
  • Health and Safety Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Journalism
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Reading
  • Science (Elementary)
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
  • Special Education
  • Theatre Education
  • Visual Arts

For lists of course requirements for majors and minors, see either the appropriate sections in the Bulletin or personnel in the respective departments. Program course checklists also are available in the Department of Teacher Education.

Initial Licensure Alternate Route Program

Candidates who hold a non-teaching bachelor’s degree and wish to get a teaching license may be eligible for the Initial Licensure Alternative Route Program. Licensure is available in the following content areas and grade levels:

Early Childhood Generalist P-3
Elementary Generalist K-6
Biology, Chemistry, Language Arts, Mathematics, History, Government, Psychology,
Sociology, French, German, Spanish, and other secondary content areas

5-12 or 9-12
Physical Education and Visual Art P-12

Requirements for Admission

  • A bachelor’s degree (in the subject to be taught, for secondary licensure);
  • documentation of proficiency in reading, mathematics, and writing (ACT of 24 or more; SAT verbal and math of 1100 or more; SAT of verbal, math, and writing of 1500 or more; PRAXIS I scores that meet Indiana minimums);
  • GPA of 2.75 (or 2.5 with documentation of five years of professional experience);
  • for secondary Initial Licensure Alternative Route candidates, passing score(s) on content test(s) required for Indiana licensure.

Program Requirements


All candidates in the Initial Licensure Alternative Route Program will complete a three-semester sequence, culminating in a semester of student teaching. Candidates must have credit for EDUC 221 - Diversity and Equity in Education .

Candidates may select from the following program options:

(1) Secondary (5-12)


(2) Physical Education and Visual Art (P-12)


Semester 3


Note(s):


*The prerequisites for the Block Two – Methods (Analysis Phase) are meant to assure students have an experience in both the elementary setting and the secondary setting during the first two blocks of the P-12 licensure minor program.

Student Teaching


Upon matriculation into the Initial Licensure Alternative Route Program, candidates must apply for a student teaching placement. Passing scores on content exams required for state licensure must be submitted prior to commencing a student teaching placement.

For further information about the program, possible candidates should contact the Department of Teacher Education at 812/465-7024.

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