College of Professional Studies

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).  This option is a non-degree undergraduate program that leads to an Indiana teaching license.  It follows the same set of EDUC courses that degree seekers take without requiring general education or content specific courses.

Admission to the Program Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. Pass a basic skills assessment exam or approved alternative measure.
  3. Take one or more content specific exams relevant to the subject of the license.  NOTE:  All content exams must be passed prior to Student Teaching
Elementary Certification
Secondary Certification
Middle School Only (grades 5 -9)
Secondary (grades 5 - 12)
Number of credit hours 61 credits 36 credits
Minimum number of semesters 5 semesters 3 semesters if started in Spring term       4 semesters if started in Fall term
Student teaching Yes, one semester Yes, one semester
Course Requirements Elementary Certification

Secondary Education Certification 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 either Jim Beard at 260-481-4100 or Meg Underwood at 260-481-6448 for further information!

If you would like to apply now, please click on this link 


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