Who qualifies for post-baccalaureate programs?

Post-graduate students who have already completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree or a Bachelor of Science Degree at an accredited institution have two options if they wish to obtain teaching licenses:

  1. Transition to Teaching Licensure Program
  2. Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program.

Both programs are offered through the Department of Educational Studies in collaboration with the Office of Teacher Education Services. Students must also meet statutory GPA and other eligibility requirements.

Admission Procedures to all post-baccalaureate licensure programs:

  • Students must apply to the Graduate School (the application is available on-line). Please select Licensure, Instructional license, and then indicate the content area.
  • Students should request an evaluation of their undergraduate transcripts through Mrs. Mary Hess in the Office ofTeacher Education Services.

Transition to Teaching Program

The Transition to Teaching program (TTT) provides mid-career professionals the professional preparation for teaching in secondary schools. Students will apply directly to the Department of Educational Studies as well as to the Graduate School.

After successfully completing the prescribed 18 credit hours of graduate courses, students may apply, through the Office of Teacher Education Services, for their license to teach in Indiana.

  • Licenses can be obtained in the area of the undergraduate degree when this corresponds to a licensure area. If the undergraduate degree does not correspond to a licensure area, additional coursework may be necessary in order to meet licensing standards.

Post-Baccalaureate Licensing Program

Students who wish to obtain a teaching license in the field of their undergraduate program may be required to take additional courses in the area to ensure that they meet federal and state licensing standards.

Students who wish to obtain a teaching license in an area different from their undergraduate program will, most likely, be required to take courses in that content area to ensure they meet federal and state licensing standards.

Content area advisors collaborate with Teachers College faculty to determine additional coursework requirements. After students receive the evaluation of transcripts, content area advisors will assist in developing programs of study.

  • In addition to completing the content area requirements, students will also successfully complete the Professional Education Sequence (PES) (PDF) of 39 credit hours. The PES is a combination of academic course work, classroom observations, clinical experiences in schools, and a semester of student teaching.
  • After successfully completing the requirements of their program of study, students may apply, through the Office of Teacher Education Services, for their license to teach in Indiana.
  • Students, after completing requirements for licensure, are encouraged to complete the requirements of the Master of Arts in Secondary Education.