Secondary Education Post-Baccalaureate Certification
Eligible students must have a regionally accredited bachelor's degree with at least a 2.5 GPA overall in their bachelor´s degree. Students enroll as "education undergraduate non-degree" students for this program and receive undergraduate certification only. This program results in eligibility for an Indiana teaching license, it does not result in an undergraduate degree. Students are currently eligible for limited financial aid and student loans during their course of study if they have not maxed out their aid during their first bachelor´s degree.
The Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Certification program at IUPUI currently offers licensure in the areas of English, French, German, Spanish, or Social Studies (Social Studies licensure is available in the areas of History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology). Secondary students are required to have an undergraduate major in the area that they intend to teach. Prospective students submit a request for evaluation to the School of Education. The academic advising staff then determines which content area courses should be taken to earn a major in their chosen area. Equivalent courses with a grade of C or better that students took during their bachelor´s degree are used toward the major requirements.
Students can begin the content area work in any semester. Many of the courses are offered during the day and evening and some are available in the summer sessions. Once the content coursework is half done, students apply to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). These method classes are a part of our traditional undergraduate program and last two years for full time students.