SMWC offers baccalaureate degree programs that prepare teacher candidates to obtain an Indiana initial teaching license. Candidates must follow the Indiana teacher licensing structure REPA (Revisions for Educator Preparation and Accountability).
An education major in all baccalaureate degree programs and license areas are required to complete the following:
- Development Level and Content Courses
See specific degree program above for course requirements
- Gateway Process: Traditional Program
If you are interested in our degree plus licensure programs please start an application for admission. Apply Online FREE.
The number of credit hours for a minor varies and is determined by the College department offering the minor. The content minor that is imbedded in the curriculum for the elementary generalist will not appear on the face of the issued teaching license. The dual license, Kindergarten-Grade 6/Mild Intervention, does not require a minor.
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.)
Transition to Teaching
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
- Professional recommendations (3)
- Criminal history background check
Additional admission requirement for Transition to Teaching Grades 5-12 only:
- Indiana passing scores on CASA required tests by licensure content area. The required test for each subject area can be found at What Pearson test should I take.
All Alternate/Transition to Teaching Programs require completion of the following:
- Program Coursework
- Gateway Process: Alternate Route
Educators who are pursuing or who already hold a valid Indiana Professional Educator License may add additional content areas to their license.
For educators who are pursuing or already hold a Preschool/Primary Elementary license and want to add Mild Intervention at the same level.
Early Childhood Education/Mild Intervention
For educators who are pursuing or already hold a Kindergarten-Elementary license and want to add Birth-Preschool (with Mild Intervention).
For educators who are pursuing or already hold a Kindergarten - Grade 6/Mild Intervention license and want to add an Elementary Generalist license.
Elementary Generalist: Grades 4, 5, 6 (Intermediate)
For educators who are pursuing or already hold a Preschool-Grade 3/Mild Intervention license and want to add grades 4, 5, and 6.
Mild Intervention: Kindergarten-Grade 6
For educators who are pursuing or already hold a Kindergarten-Elementary license and want to add special education (mild intervention) at the same level.
Mild Intervention: Grades 4, 5, 6 (Intermediate)
For educators who are pursuing or already hold a Preschool-3rd grade/Mild Intervention license plus an Intermediate (grades 4, 5, and 6) license and want to add mild intervention at the intermediate level.
Mild Intervention: Grades 5-12 (Middle School/High School)
For educators who are pursuing or already hold a middle school/high school math, science, English/language arts, or social studies license at the middle school/high school level and want to add special education (mild intervention) at the same level.