Teacher Licensure Only Programs
Students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree may pursue teacher licensure by completing one of the following programs.
- Alternative Certification / Transition to Teaching Program
- Traditional Teacher Licensure Only Program
The Alternate/Transition to Teaching Program is a shorter but more intensive licensure program. Admission to an Alternate/Transition to Teaching Program requires an undergraduate degree. Additionally, admission to the Transition to Teaching Program Grades 5-12 requires a degree in the content area in which the applicant wishes to be licensed (For example, an applicant who wishes to teach mathematics must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree in mathematics.)
Review the admission criteria to see if you qualify:
- 3.0 undergraduate G.P.A., or 2.5 G.P.A. with five years of applicable full-time professional experience, or a master’s degree
- Excellent writing skills
- Basic Competence evidence through one of the following:
- Praxis I: Reading (176), Writing (172) Math (175) OR
- Praxis I (Reading, Writing, Math) Composite Score = 527 OR
- ACT (Math, Reading, Grammar, Science) Composite Score = 24 OR
- SAT (Critical Reading + Math) Score = 1100 OR
- GRE (Verbal + Quantitative) Score = 1100 OR
- Master’s Degree
- Professional recommendations (3)
- Criminal history check - http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/isp-lch/
Additional admission requirement for Transition to Teaching Grades 5-12 only:
- Indiana passing scores on PRAXIS II subject area tests. The required test for each subject area can be found at http://www.ets.org/praxis/in/requirements
Alternate Certification Course Requirements / Program Sheets
All Alternate/Transition to Teaching Programs require completion of the following:
The Traditional Teacher Licensure Program prepares teacher candidates to obtain an Indiana Initial Practitioner Educator License. Candidates must already have a bachelor's degree. Candidates may choose from two Indiana teacher licensing structures: REPA (Revisions for Educator Preparation and Accountability) or Rules 2002. Coursework and clinical experiences for Rules 2002 must be completed by August 31, 2013, and license applications must be approved by December 31, 2013.
Follow each program’s link for specific coursework requirements. These links are PDF documents showing the license’s curriculum requirements.
|Teaching Focus||Delivery Format||REPA||RULES 2002|
|Preschool-Grade 3 Education / Mild Intervention (P3/MI)||Campus / Online|
|Kindergarten-Grade 6 Education
(requires an approved minor)
|Campus & Online|
|Kindergarten-Grade 6 / Mild Intervention||Campus / Online||---|
|Art Education: Preschool-Grade 12||Campus|
|English Education: Grades 5-12||Campus / Online|
|Life Science Education: Grades 5-12||Campus|
|Mathematics Education: Grades 5-12||Campus / Online|
|Social Studies Education: Grades 5-12||Campus / Online|
|Special Education (Mild Intervention): Grades 5-12||Campus / Online|
Please note the Woods External Degree (WED) program was recently renamed Online@SMWC.
Some course sheets may still reference the WED program.
All baccalaureate degree programs and license areas require completion of the following:
- Education Core Courses
- Development Level and Content Courses
See specific degree program above for course requirements
If you are interested in our Traditional Teacher Licensure program please start an application for admission. Apply Online FREE.