The Department of Teacher Education includes undergraduate and graduate programs leading to licensure in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. It also includes Transition-to-Teaching programs at the Elementary and Secondary levels, stand-alone or embedded licensure programs for teaching English Language Learners, Early Childhood Education, Intense Intervention, Mild Intervention, and the Foundations of Education minor for students interested in exploring education as a discipline without pursuing a license to teach.
Department of Teacher Education
The Elementary Education degree program covers early childhood and middle childhood developmental levels. Graduates are licensed to teach in elementary, primary, and intermediate settings. Graduate candidates can also earn an initial license through the Transition-to-Teaching program. Additionally, candidates can earn a Master of Science in Education through the Unified Track program.
Candidates who complete the Secondary Education degree program can be licensed in one or more content areas to teach at both the middle school and high school settings. Candidates can select from mathematics, English language arts, world languages, social studies, and science. Graduate candidates can also earn an initial license through the Transition-to-Teaching program. Additionally, candidates can earn a Master of Science in Education through the Unified Track program.
Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Education in P-12 Mild Intervention or a developmental license in conjunction with a major in Elementary Education or Secondary Education. At the graduate level, students can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching in P-12 Mild Intervention or an advanced degree with a Master of Science in Education in either Mild Intervention or Intense Intervention. Certification in Intense Intervention is also available at the graduate level.
Core Academic Skills Assessment
A customized educator licensure assessment, CASA is designed to measure an individual’s knowledge and skills related to the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) Indiana Educator Standards.
One-to-One Laptop Initiative
The School of Education One-to-one Laptop Initiative requires all students to purchase a Mac laptop when they take EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in the Classroom. Students should not purchase a laptop before they attend the first session of this class. In the event that students have extenuating circumstances and desire to purchase a laptop before the first class of EDUC-W 200, they must review the list of required specifications before making any purchase.