Academic Programs

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).

Requirements

An education major in all baccalaureate degree programs and license areas are required to complete the following:

Application Instructions

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Approved Concentrations

Teacher candidates wishing to obtain a license for elementary education, Kindergarten - Grade 6 must complete a “concentration” in a REPA content area along with a “major” that includes general education, professional education and student teaching. The purpose of a “concentration” as a curriculum requirement for the elementary generalist is to ensure that every elementary teacher will have the opportunity to specialize in a specific content area. The Education Department along with other College departments provides the following minors:

REPA Concentrations

SMWC Minors

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.)

Alternate Programs

Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention Grades K-6

Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention Grades 5-12

Transition to Teaching

Grades K-6 Education

Grades 5-12 Education

 

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:

Traditional Teacher Licensure Only Program

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 must follow the Indiana teacher licensing structure of REPA (Revisions for Educator Preparation and Accountability).

Curriculum Requirements

Follow each program’s link for specific coursework requirements. These links are PDF documents showing the license’s curriculum requirements.

Teaching FocusDelivery FormatREPA
Preschool-Grade 3 Education / Mild Intervention (P3/MI) Campus / Online PDF
Kindergarten-Grade 6 Education
(requires an approved concentration) 
Campus & Online PDF
Kindergarten-Grade 6 / Mild Intervention Campus / Online PDF
Art Education: Preschool-Grade 12 Campus PDF
English Education: Grades 5-12 Campus / Online PDF
Life Science Education: Grades 5-12 Campus PDF
Mathematics Education: Grades 5-12 Campus / Online PDF
Social Studies Education: Grades 5-12 Campus / Online PDF
Special Education (Mild Intervention): Grades P-12 Campus / Online PDF

All baccalaureate degree programs and license areas require completion of the following:

Educators who are pursuing or who already hold a valid Indiana Professional Educator License  may add additional content areas to their license.

Mild Intervention

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).

Elementary Generalist

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.

Bachelor's

Kindergarten-Grade 6 (non-licensure)

Kindergarten-Grade 6 Course Requirements

Kindergarten-Grade 6/Mild Intervention (non-licensure)

Kindergarten-Grade 6/Mild Intervention Course Requirements

Special Education Preschool-Grade12 (non-licensure)

Preschool-Grade 12 Special Education Course Requirements

Early Childhood/Mild Intervention

Early Childhood/Mild Intervention