Steps to Licensure

To become a licensed teacher, the following requirements must be met through the decision points.

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For admission to teacher candidacy and to register in designated 300-level and above professional education courses, students must have:

  • earned grades of C or better in designated 100- and 200-level professional education courses,
    including an introductory professional education course, and COMM 210 or equivalent
  • earned a minimum of 45 credits with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0
  • passed the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA; SAT, GRE, or ACT scores may substitute
    for CASA under some circumstances
  • satisfied course and assessment requirements specified by the student’s licensure area. For
    specific requirements, students should see their DegreeWorks and Tk-20 profiles

Mathematics Content Requirements

  • Complete and achieve grades of C- or better in at least three of the following: MATH 165, 166, 215, and 217. 

  • Earn a GPA ≥ 2.5 in mathematics courses applied to the teaching major. 

  • Prepare and successfully deliver a Calculus Presentation – a 10-15 minute presentation on a calculus topic selected from an approved list – to two faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

To register for student-teaching courses, students must have:

  • earned grades of C or better in all required professional education courses
  • earned a minimum of 93 credits with overall grade-point average of at least 3.0
  • maintained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in professional education courses and 2.5 in the major and in all content area courses
  • satisfied course and assessment requirements specified by the student’s licensure area. For specific requirements, students should see their DegreeWorks and Tk20 profiles
  • an approved application for student teaching

Mathematics Content Requirements

  • Be within 9 credits of completing all required mathematics content courses with a grade of C- or better in each course.
  • Earn a GPA ≥ 2.5 in mathematics courses applied to the teaching major.

To be recommended for graduation, candidates must have:

  • earned credit in student teaching;
  • completed all requirements for graduation with an overall grade-point average of 3.0;
  • maintained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in all professional education courses and 2.5 in the major and in all content area courses;

In addition, to be recommended for licensure, candidates must have:

  • passed the Indiana Academic Core Assessments in the appropriate Developmental (Pedagogy) Area and Content Area;
  • provided evidence of current CPR/AED certification (through state approved agencies) prior to license recommendation;
  • provided evidence of completion of suicide prevention training (through state approved agencies) prior to license recommendation.

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