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Indiana University
Northwest 2005-2008
Graduate Studies Bulletin

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Administrative Officers
Faculty
General Information
Services
Education Degrees and Licensing Programs
Graduate Program
Graduate Study—General Information
Graduate Licensure Programs
Certification Only/Undergraduate Programs
Urban Teacher Education Program—Option II
Transition to Teaching
Initial License in Exceptional Needs—Mild Interventions (K-12)
Endorsements for Rules 46/47 Licenses
Building-Level Administrator License
Conversion of a Standard Teaching License
  to a Professional Teaching License

Administrative Officers

Stanley Wigle, Ph.D., Dean of Education

Kenneth J. Schoon, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Education

Jane Nelson, M.S., Director of Education Student Services

Tim Mitchell, M.S., Director of Student Teaching and Field Experiences

Kelly Zieba, B. S., Assistant Director of Education Student Services and Academic Advisor

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Faculty

Paul J. Blohm, Ph.D., Professor of Education

Rochelle Brock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education and Executive Director, Urban Teacher Education Program

Dana Dodson, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Judy Donovan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Janice Grskovic, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Special Education

Judith Longfield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Saleem Rasheed, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Charlotte Reed, Ed.D., Professor of Education and Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Kenneth J. Schoon, Ph.D., Professor of Education

Vernon G. Smith, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education

Yonghee Suh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Sheila Marie Trzcinka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Debbie Thomas. Ph.D, Associate Professor of Education, Executive Director, Center for Regional Excellence

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General Information

Mission
Accreditation
The Student's Responsibility

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Mission

The School of Education (SOE) supports and facilitates the Shared Vision of Indiana University Northwest by collaborating and cooperating with other educational institutions, external partners, and surrounding communities to further excellence in educational processes and enhance the overall quality of life in those communities.

In light of these commitments, the mission of the School of Education at Indiana University Northwest is to prepare professional educators who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for becoming reflective professionals and master educators.

Reflective professionals are those who, in the light of current research and best practice, exercise reasoned judgment to:

  • critically examine their professional practices
  • make informed decisions
  • effectively facilitate the learning of their students

Master educators are those who incorporate a rich understanding of content knowledge and best professional practices to renew themselves and their professional practice through inquiry and professional development.

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Accreditation

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education fully accredits the School of Education at Indiana University Northwest. The Indiana Division of Professional Standards has approved all IUN School of Education programs for teacher and administrative licensing through the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

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The Student's Responsibility

Advisors and directors assist students in planning a program of study to satisfy requirements, but each student assumes final responsibility for meeting all deadlines and completing all requirements.

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Services

Academic Advisement
  This service helps students plan a complete program of studies leading to a degree and/or teacher licensing. Students must consult their advisors before registering for classes each semester.

Ombudsperson  
Each academic year one faculty member is designated to be the ombudsperson for the students in the School of Education. The function of the ombudsperson is to meet with students to resolve their problems and to use their suggestions as input into the operation of the school. There are no restrictions placed on students concerning any problems and/or ideas discussed. The discussions will be handled strictly on a confidential basis. The name of the current ombudsperson is available in the Office of Education Student Services.

Licensure  
The School of Education provides services for obtaining teaching licenses. Additional information is available in the Office of Education Student Services.

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Education Degrees and Licensing Programs

The following graduate degrees and licensing programs are offered at IUN through the School of Education (SOE).

Degrees
Licensing Programs
Credit Transfers Policies
Urban Teacher Education Program
Application for Degree

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Degrees

Master's degree in elementary education
Master's degree in secondary education

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Licensing Programs

Rules 2002 Licenses
Elementary Education (Transition to Teaching)
Elementary and Special Education (Teaching All Learners undergraduate program)
All grades: Mild Interventions, Visual Arts
Secondary Education (Urban Teacher Education Program and Transition to Teaching)
       Language Arts (English and Speech)
       Mathematics
       Science (Earth Science, Chemistry, and/or Life Science)
       Social Studies (Economics, Government, Historical Perspectives,
       Psychology, and/or Sociology)
Building Level Administration

License Additions for teachers already holding Rules 46/47 licenses

Elementary:
Kindergarten Endorsement
Junior High/Middle School in Language Arts Endorsement
Junior High/Middle School in Mathematics Endorsement
Junior High/Middle School in Science Endorsement
Junior High/Middle School in Social Studies Endorsement
Reading Minor
Special Education Learning Disabled Minor
Special Education Mild Mentally Handicapped Minor

Senior High/Junior High/Middle School:
English: Major, Minor
French: Major, Minor
Spanish: Major, Minor
Mathematics: Major, Minor
Reading Minor

Science
Biology: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
Chemistry: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
Earth Space Science: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
General Science: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
Physical Science; Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor

Social Studies
Economics: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
Government: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
Psychology: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
Sociology: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
United States History: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor
World Civilization: Primary Area, Supporting Area, Minor

Special Education
Special Education Learning Disabled Minor
Special Education Mild Mentally Handicapped Minor

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Credit Transfers Policies

Credit transfer is administered by the graduate advisor with the advice of appropriate faculty, including the student’s faculty advisor. Formal appeals of decisions and the consideration of requests for exceptions to existing policy are provided for by a standing committee of the faculty of the SOE.

Credit transfers for a course must not be confused with performance criteria for a degree, certificate, license or endorsement. Most programs of the SOE require performance criteria that are evidenced by a portfolio. Course completion or credit transfer does not, by itself, constitute meeting performance criteria. Performance criteria (portfolio artifacts) required for certificates, licenses or endorsements must be demonstrated after acceptance into the school.

Academic work from a regionally accredited college or university for which a student grade is at or above the level of C may be transferred for credit but will be transferred for program requirements subject to the following conditions.

  1. Undergraduate or graduate students who have successfully completed any course at any other Indiana University campus that is part of a program at IUN will receive full credit for that course. Products or performances that are required for any academic objective at IUN must however still be demonstrated.
    Assistance toward meeting performance criteria at IUN is provided, in part, through enrolling and completing credit courses. A student who has transferred such course credit will be given assistance as may be needed toward meeting performance criteria by being allowed to attend the course at IUN without having to re-enroll or pay tuition for it. Similar arrangements may be possible for other transfer students. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Except as noted below, two-thirds of the credits for any graduate degree, license or certificate program but including all related student teaching or other required practicums must be completed after being formally admitted to that program within the SOE at IUN. Graduate students in good standing from another IU campus who have been formally admitted to a degree, license or certificate program that is also available at IUN may transfer in all but one-fourth of the same or similar program credit requirements at IUN before being awarded the degree, license or certificate. However, the transferred credit may not include student teaching or other required practicum, and performance criteria required at IUN must still be demonstrated.
  3. Acceptance into a degree, certificate, license, or endorsement program must be accompanied with an approved program of studies that has been validated by appropriate faculty and certification advisors within the SOE at IUN.
  4. Guest students, or students who are seeking personal, short-term objectives such as license renewal or self-development, are not normally affected by transfer of credit issues at IUN. The Student Admission and Reinstatement Committee of the SOE will consider any such cases on a case-by-case basis. However, the transferability of any IUN course or other experience to a program at another institution, within or outside of the Indiana University School of Education, is entirely the responsibility of the guest or short-term student.

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Urban Teacher Education Program

The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) leads toward teacher licensing in selected areas. It functions at two academic levels: the undergraduate and graduate levels, through Option I and Option II, respectively.

The principal mission of UTEP is to partner with local urban education agencies in the effective preparation of urban teachers. The program is committed to the development of “star” urban teachers as supported by the research on effective teaching in urban schools. Graduates of this program are given first consideration in hiring by the Gary, Hammond, and East Chicago Schools.

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Application for Degree

When students register at Indiana University Northwest the last time before completing the requirements for a degree in the School of Education, they should file an application for the degree with the Office of Education Student Services. Students completing work for degrees in the School of Education in absentia must notify the same office at least two months prior to the time when the degree is to be granted.

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Graduate Program

Master of Science in Elementary Education
Master of Science in Secondary Education
Administration and Supervision
Certification Only Programs
  UTEP-Option II
  Special Education
  Transition to Teaching
Professionalizing Licenses
Adding Endorsements

A student with a bachelor’s degree is considered to be a graduate student. Graduate students who are working toward a master’s degree must maintain at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average. Students who are working toward an initial teaching license must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

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Graduate Study—General Information

Professional Leader Model
Admission to Graduate Study
Master of Science in Education
Master of Science in Education with Major in Elementary Education
Master of Science in Education with Major in Secondary Education
Master of Science in Education with a Major in Secondary Education: Urban Option
Master of Science in Education: Transition to Teaching Option
Master of Science in Education in Elementary or Secondary Education: Special Education Option
Master of Science in Education in Elementary or Secondary Education: K-12 Administrator Option

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Professional Leader Model

The advanced programs at the School of Education are built on two models: The Master Educator and the Professional Leader. The School’s master’s degree programs, except for the master’s with the administrative focus, are built on the Master Educator model while the master’s degree with the administrative focus and the licensure program for administrators are built on the Professional Leader model. Both models have research-based conceptual frameworks.

The Master Educator model has seven program outcomes: Learning and Development, Knowledge and Instruction, Classroom Management and Assessment, Reflection, Collaboration and Professional Development, Education Equity, and Formal Inquiry. The Professional Leader model has six program outcomes: A Vision of Learning; School Culture and Program; Management; Collaboration with Families and Community; Integrity, Fairness, and Ethical Behavior; and Political, Social, Economic, Legal, Cultural, and Context Knowledge Base. Before completing either program, each student shall complete a portfolio demonstrating mastery of the program outcomes in his/her program.

Portfolios consist of required artifacts each of which is scored on a scale of 1 to 4. In order to successfully complete portfolio requirements, each artifact must have received a score of 3 or higher.

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Admission to Graduate Study

Students interested in graduate study should obtain the application materials from the Office of Education Student Services. All official transcripts required for application purposes must be sent directly from the originating institution to the Office of Education Student Services. Indiana University students need not provide a transcript. Admission to all graduate licensure programs also require the passing of specific Praxis I and/or Praxis II exams. See the Office of Education Student Services for the names and code numbers of the required exams in specific areas of study.

Foreign students and students with non-U.S. institutional degrees must contact the Office of Admissions at Indiana University Northwest.

Students may be able to transfer some courses taken at other campuses or universities. The school transfer policy appears earlier in this bulletin.

Admission to the School of Education expires upon receipt of a degree, the completion of special admission work, or when no work has been completed on this campus in a period of seven calendar years. Students must then reapply for admission.

Admission to graduate study does not necessarily imply admission to a degree program. If a student is admitted to a degree program, this will be specifically indicated.

Good Standing: 
Graduate students not accepted into graduate-level programs must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, while those who are working toward a license or master’s degree must maintain at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average in those graduate courses leading to the license or degree. No course with a grade of C- or lower may be used for meeting the requirements of a new license, license addition, or a master’s degree.

Probation  
Students who do not maintain good standing are placed on academic probation and remain on probation until their grade point average returns to the good standing level. Students on probation when they complete program or degree requirements will not be recommended for that program or degree.

If students fail to make progress in the removal of academic deficiencies during the following semester, their eligibility to enroll in any additional course work through the School of Education shall be terminated. If terminated, the students are placed on the all-university checklist. They are then not eligible to enroll in courses through the School of Education.

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Master of Science in Education

Scope of the Master’s Program  The Master of Science degree in education provides additional breadth and depth in the competencies of the classroom teacher and/or those required to be competent school administrators. At Indiana University Northwest, the Master of Science degree in education is designed for practicing teachers, and it may also provide a foundation for advanced graduate study in education.

Admission Requirements  
To be admitted into the program for the Master of Science degree in elementary or secondary education at Indiana University Northwest, the candidate must successfully meet multiple criteria for demonstrating preparedness for study. While graduates may enroll in graduate-level education courses before being formally admitted into the master’s program, no more than 12 such credit hours of appropriate graduate course work may be applied to the master’s degree program except in the special programs outlined later in this bulletin.
Candidates for admission to the master’s degrees in education must have graduated from an accredited institution of higher education with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must have met three of the following five admissions criteria:

  1. Hold a valid teacher’s license.
  2. Have passed the National Teacher’s Examination or Praxis I and II.
  3. Have had two years of successful teaching experience.
  4. Have attained an appropriate score on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  5. Have on file two letters of reference from K-12 school officials.

Semester Load  
Full-time work generally consists of 12 credit hours each semester. The maximum load for either summer session is 6 credit hours. It is recommended that a person who is employed full time take no more than 6 credit hours of academic work during any regular semester.

Application for Degree  
An application for a graduate degree should be completed and filed in the Office of Education Student Services one semester before the degree is to be granted. Application forms are available from that office.

  1. The student must have been admitted unconditionally to the master’s degree program or, if allowed to enter conditionally, must have removed the conditions satisfactorily.
  2. The student must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours (33 credit hours for the master’s with the administration option) of graduate courses that are appropriate to the particular master’s degree program. All work to be applied toward the degree must be completed within six calendar years from the date when the grade is received in the first course that is to be used toward the degree.
  3. Credit acquired in courses taken by correspondence will not apply toward degree requirements unless approved by the director of Education Student Services and the student’s graduate advisor.
  4. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.000 in those courses required for the degree.

Exit Requirements  
Candidates for the Master of Science degree in elementary or secondary education must satisfactorily complete a portfolio consisting of at least one artifact for each of the program outcomes and one of the following program exit options:

  1. Master’s thesis
  2. Master’s project
  3. Master’s practicum (for students in the master’s program with an administrative focus)

Licensing
  Completion of requirements for master’s degrees does not necessarily imply that students have met requirements for state licensing. If students want both the degree and licensing, they should contact the graduate advisor to have an appropriate program of study prepared.

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Master of Science in Education with Major in Elementary Education

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):

EDUC E535 Elementary School Curriculum
EDUC P514 Life Span Development
EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

One course from the following
EDUC H520 Education and Social Issues
EDUC H637 Race, Class, and Gender Issues in Education

One course from the following
EDUC E543 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in Elementary     Schools
EDUC E548 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in the Elementary     Schools

One course from the following
EDUC E545 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in Elementary Schools
EDUC E547 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in Elementary     Schools
EDUC E549 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in Elementary     Schools
EDUC K536 Assessment and Remediation of Mildly Handicapped II

One course from the following
EDUC P507 Testing in the Classroom
EDUC P508 Practicum in Measurement

One course from the following
EDUC A510 School/Community Relations
EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students or another     approved special education course.

One course from the following
EDUC E518 Teachers and Classroom Discipline
EDUC A670 Supervision of School Instruction
EDUC K525 Introduction to Mild Disabilities
EDUC K520 Survey of Behavior Disorders
EDUC E518 Portfolio Seminar (taken after completion of 30 credit hours in the     program)

Exit Courses (3 credits)
One course from the following
EDUC E591 Research Project in Elementary
Education (3 cr.)
EDUC X599 Master’s Thesis in Education (3 cr.)

The prerequisite for the exit courses is the successful completion of all other courses.

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Master of Science in Education with Major in Secondary Education

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):

EDUC S503 Secondary School Curriculum
EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

One course from the following
EDUC A510 School/Community Relations
EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students or another     approved special education course.

One course from the following
EDUC S512 Teachers and Classroom Discipline
EDUC A670 Supervision of School Instruction
EDUC K525 Introduction to Mild Disabilities
EDUC K520 Survey of Behavior Disorders

One course from the following
EDUC L517 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and     Secondary Schools (3 cr.)
EDUC S516 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School English
EDUC S517 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
EDUC S518 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science
EDUC S519 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Social     Studies
Or a similar course for art, business, music, physical education, or health teachers.

One course from the following
EDUC P510 General Educational Psychology

(This course can be used only if the student has had no undergraduate educational psychology course)
EDUC P514 Life Span Development

One course from the following
EDUC H520 Education and Social Issues
EDUC H637 Race, Class, and Gender Issues in Education

One course from the following
EDUC P507 Testing in the Classroom
EDUC P508 Practicum in Measurement

Electives:
Two graduate courses approved by the faculty advisor                             6
E518 Portfolio Seminar (3 cr. and taken after completion of 30 credit hours in the     program)

Exit Course
One course from the following                                                                3
EDUC S591 Research Project in Secondary Education
EDUC X599 Master’s Thesis in Education

The prerequisite for the exit courses is the successful completion of all other courses.

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Master of Science in Education with a Major in Secondary Education: Urban Option

Completers of Option II of the Urban Teacher Education Program (described later in this bulletin), when accepted into this program, may apply 21 credits of graduate courses from that program towards their degree requirements. In addition, the students must then take:

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):

EDUC S503 Secondary School Curriculum
EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

One course from the following
EDUC H520 Education and Social Issues
EDUC H637 Race, Class, and Gender Issues in Education
E518 Portfolio Seminar (taken after completion of 30 hours in the program)

Exit Course
One course from the following
EDUC S591 Research Project in Secondary Education
EDUC X599 Master’s Thesis in Education

The prerequisite for the exit courses is the successful completion of all other courses.

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Master of Science in Education: Transition to Teaching Option

Completers of the Transition to Teaching Program (described later in this bulletin), when accepted into this program, may apply their graduate courses from that program towards this degree’s requirements. In addition, the students must then take:

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):

EDUC S503 Secondary School Curriculum
EDUC P507 Testing in the Classroom
EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

One course from the following
EDUC H520 Education and Social Issues
EDUC H637 Race, Class, and Gender Issues in Education

One course from the following (taken after completion of 30 hours in the program)
EDUC E518 Portfolio Seminar for elementary majors
EDUC S512 Portfolio Seminar for secondary majors

Exit Course
One course from the following
EDUC E591 Research Project in Elementary Education
EDUC S591 Research Project in Secondary Education
EDUC X599 Master’s Thesis in Education

The prerequisite for the exit courses is the successful completion of all other courses.

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Master of Science in Education in Elementary or Secondary Education: Special Education Option

This option is not limited to completers of the graduate Special Education Program (described later in this bulletin), but those students, when accepted into this program, may apply graduate courses taken in that program toward degree requirements in this program.

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):

Five of the following foundation and issues courses, at least two of which must be “K” courses
EDUC K501 Adaptive Computers for Special Education
EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education
EDUC K520 Introduction to Emotional Disabilities
EDUC K525 Introduction to Mild Disabilities
EDUC K555 Diagnostic Reading
EDUC H520 Education and Social Issues
EDUC H637 Race, Class, and Gender Issues in Education
EDUC P510 Psychology in Teaching
EDUC T550 Cultural/Community Forces and the School
Either EDUC E535 Elementary School Curriculum
    or EDUC S503 Secondary School Curriculum

Four of the following methods courses, at least two of which must be “K”or “P” courses
EDUC K535 Assessment and Remediation of Mild Disabilities I
EDUC K536 Assessment and Remediation of Mild Disabilities II
EDUC K543 Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed
EDUC P519 Psychological Assessment of Exceptional Children
EDUC E543 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in Elementary     Schools
EDUC E548 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in the Elementary     Schools
EDUC E545 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in Elementary Schools
EDUC E547 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in Elementary     Schools
EDUC E549 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in Elementary     Schools
EDUC L517 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and     Secondary Schools
EDUC K536 Assessment and Remediation of Mildly Handicapped II
EDUC S516 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School English
EDUC S517 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
EDUC S518 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science
EDUC S519 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Social     Studies

Reflection and Inquiry Courses
EDUC K500 Portfolio Seminar (3 cr. and taken after completion of 30 hours in     the program)
EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry

Exit Course
One course from the following
EDUC E591 Research Project in Secondary Education
EDUC S591 Research Project in Secondary Education
EDUC X599 Master’s Thesis in Education

The prerequisite for the exit courses is the successful completion of all other courses.

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Master of Science in Education in Elementary or Secondary Education: K-12 Administrator Option

This master’s degree option is recommended for classroom teachers who wish to earn a building-level administrator’s license. All required courses are 3 credits and must be completed with a grade of B or higher.

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):

EDUC A500 School Administration
EDUC A510 School / Community Relations
EDUC A512 Curriculum for K-12 Educational Leaders
EDUC A530 Statistical Data for Educational Leaders
EDUC A540 Elementary and Secondary School Administration
EDUC A608 Legal Perspectives in Education
EDUC A670 Supervision of School Instruction
EDUC A675 Elementary and Secondary School Administration
EDUC P514 Life Span Development

Capstone Experience:
EDUC A695 Practicum in School Administration—Fall Semester
EDUC A695 Practicum in School Administration—Spring Semester

The School Leaders Licensure Assessment must be taken and passed before students may begin the second semester of A695.

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Graduate Licensure Programs

To be admitted to a graduate licensure program, students must have a bachelor’s degree. The Transition to Teaching program requires a 3.000 undergraduate grade point average. All other licensure programs require a 2.5 grade point average. Admission to all programs also requires the passing of specific Praxis I and Praxis II exams. Students are advised to visit the Office of Education Student Services to see which exams are required in their specific areas. All programs leading to a new license have portfolio requirements based on the Conceptual Framework for Initial Programs.

These programs focus on helping students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a reflective professional teacher. This program is based upon the School of Education’s Reflective Professional model. The research-based conceptual framework for this model contains nine program outcome areas. They are:

  • Communications Skills
  • Higher-Order Thinking Skills
  • Instructional Media and Technology
  • Learning and Development
  • School Culture and Diversity
  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Classroom Management
  • Assessment and Evaluation

A valid Indiana limited criminal background check is required of all students in these programs. Student portfolios must contain at least one artifact for each of the outcomes listed above. Each artifact must be scored at a 3 or better on a 4 point scale.

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Certification Only/Undergraduate Programs

Indiana University Northwest welcomes students with bachelor’s degrees who wish to obtain teacher certification but do not qualify for or wish to enroll in any of the graduate programs. Requirements for these programs are the same as for undergraduates, do not carry graduate credit, and can be found in the IU Northwest Undergraduate Bulletin. In some circumstances a student may earn a second bachelor’s degree.

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Urban Teacher Education Program—Option II

The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) is a program leading toward licensing in selected areas. UTEP functions at two academic levels: Option I (undergraduate) and Option II (graduate).

Option II

Option II is designed to attract the best and brightest non-education majors who desire to be urban teachers. Successful completion of the program (licensure) will be obtained by demonstrating successful functioning in an urban classroom; receiving a satisfactory evaluation of performance by a mentor, university supervisor, and building administrator; passing Praxis I and Praxis II exams, and completing required course and portfolio requirements.

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):

EDUC S508: Content Area Methods in the Urban Classroom. Separate sections     for English/Speech/Mathematics/Science/Social Studies
EDUC S510 Methods of Teaching in Secondary Urban Schools
EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education
EDUC P510 Psychology in Teaching
EDUC T550 Cultural/Community Forces and the School
EDUC M501 Field Experience in Urban Classrooms
EDUC S508 Content Area Methods in the Urban Classroom. Separate sections     for English/Speech/Mathematics/Science/Social Studies
EDUC P507 Testing in the Classroom
EDUC M550 Student Teaching (12 weeks)

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Transition to Teaching

The Transition to Teaching Programs are for persons with a bachelor’s degree who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher, or have a cumulative grade point average of 2.500 or higher and five years professional experience in an education-related field. Secondary majors may apply who have a master’s degree in the area of the desired teaching license. Applicants must pass the required Praxis I and Praxis II exams and must meet all the content-area (e.g., biology, history, English) standards required by the Indiana Division of Professional Standards.

Elementary Transition to Teaching Program

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):
EDUC M501 Qualifying Fall Seminar (0 credits)
EDUC E541 Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics
EDUC E545 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Elementary     School
EDUC E547 Elementary Social Studies Curriculum
EDUC M500 Integrated Professional Seminar I/Field Experience including art     and music (1 credit)
EDUC P510 Psychology of Teaching
EDUC E549 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts
EDUC E516 Instruction in Elementary School Science
EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education
EDUC M500 Integrated Professional Seminar II/Field Experience including     health and physical education (1 credit)
EDUC M500 Integrated Professional Seminar III/Student Teaching (1 credit)

Secondary Transition to Teaching Program

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):
EDUC M501 Qualifying Fall Seminar (0 credits)
EDUC S508 Reading in the Content Area
EDUC S508 Content Area Methods I: Separate sections for     English/Speech/Mathematics/Science/Social Studies
EDUC M500 Integrated Professional Seminar I—middle school field experience     (1 credit)
EDUC P510 Psychology of Teaching
EDUC M500 Integrated Professional Seminar II (1 credit)
EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education
EDUC S508 Content Area Methods II: Separate sections for     English/Speech/Mathematics/Science/Social Studies
EDUC M500 Integrated Professional Seminar III—high school field experience (1 credit)

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Initial License in Exceptional Needs—Mild Interventions (K-12)

Only EDUC K505, K555, and one approved elective may be taken by students before passing the Praxis I exams.

Course Requirements (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise marked):
EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education
EDUC K555 Reading Assessment and Instruction for Special Education
EDUC K501 Adapting Computers for the Handicapped
EDUC K520 Introduction to Emotional Disabilities
EDUC K525 Introduction to Mild Disabilities
EDUC K535 Assessment and Remediation of Mild Disabilities I
EDUC K536 Assessment and Remediation of Mild Disabilities II
EDUC K543 Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed
EDUC M501 Field Experience in Special Education (1 credit.)
EDUC P519 Psychological Assessment of Exceptional Children
Two approved electives
One of the following two 15-week practicum experiences
EDUC K588 Student Teaching in Special Education—for students not on a limited license or long-term substitute assignment
EDUC K595 Practicum in Special Education—for students who are either on a limited license or on a long-term substitute assignment

Prerequisites to Student Teaching or the Practicum in Special Education are completion of all other courses required for this program with a C or better, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for these program courses, and passing scores on the Praxis II exams.

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Endorsements for Rules 46/47 Licenses

Teachers may still add endorsements on their Indiana Rules 46/47 teacher’s license. Requirements can be obtained at the Office of Education Student Services.

Endorsements are available for kindergarten, reading, middle school English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Mild Disabilities.

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Building-Level Administrator License

Teachers who already have master’s degrees may earn a building-level administrator’s license through this certification-only program. Course and portfolio requirements are the same as for the master’s degrees with the K-12 administrator option.

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Conversion of a Standard Teaching License to a Professional Teaching License

If a teacher has a Rules 46/47 standard Indiana teacher’s license, it can be converted into a professional license by completing an appropriate master’s degree, completing graduate content courses (secondary only), filing an official form, verifying five years of teaching experience after the establishment of the standard license, and submitting an appropriate result from the limited criminal background check. At the time of completion of these requirements, the teacher will be issued a professional license for a 10-year period. After this period, the individual must renew the professional license, by taking 6 credit hours for each five-year renewal. Each successive five-year renewal needs 6 additional credit hours of academic work.

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