May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Teaching, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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36 hours

The post-baccalaureate certificate in teaching program is designed to prepare a candidate to teach in a field that is the equivalent to the major in their baccalaureate degree. Teaching fields for which this certificate program is available include:

  • Language Arts Licensure (grades 5-12)
  • Fine Arts-Visual Arts Licensure (grades P-12)
  • Mathematics Licensure (grades 5-12)
  • Science (Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics) Licensure (grades 5-12)
  • Social Studies-Historical Perspectives Licensure (grades 5-12)
  • World Languages (French, German, Spanish) Licensure (grades P-12)

Admission Requirements

  • An appropriate baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Content coursework equivalent to a major in the licensure area being sought
  • Evidence of academic proficiency by passing the departmental required reading, writing, mathematics tests

Program Requirements

  • Maintain a 2.75 or higher cumulative grade-point average at USI
  • Earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program
  • Demonstrate content knowledge in the teaching area by passing the appropriate Indiana required content test
  • Meet all requirements for formal admission to Teacher Education

Note: At the conclusion of the program, an appropriate pedagogy test is required prior to applying for licensure.

Certificate Requirements

  • A minimum of 6 credit hours toward the certificate must be completed at the University.
  • Credit hours earned for a certificate may be applied toward another degree program. However, a student cannot earn a certificate that is fully embedded (or subsumed) with the requirements of his/her majors or minor, but must include at least three (3) unique credit hours.
  • Coursework taken more than 4 years before the certificate is awarded may not be applied toward certificate requirements.

Licensure Areas (12 hours)

Candidates must choose one licensure area:

Science Licensure (Grades 5-12)

Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics

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