Licensure Programs

Teacher Licensure Programs

All Grades (K-12) Programs
Communications Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) License

This program is offered at Bloomington. Students interested in becoming licensed as a school-based speech, language, hearing clinician in the state of Indiana must achieve the master's degree in speech and hearing sciences. Specific information about the requirements of this degree may be obtained by contacting the Academic Office, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405 or by calling (812) 855-4202.

In addition to the speech and hearing course work for the degree, students must also take M463 /M401 and M550 to be eligible for licensure by the Indiana Professional Standards Board.


M463 Methods in Speech and Hearing Therapy (3 cr.)

Emphasis on school organizational patterns and administrative policies; relevant federal and state legislation; caseload determination; and service delivery models. Offered during the first eight weeks of each semester.

(The course described above presents information, models, and organizational/administrative procedures for delivering services to communicatively disordered persons in public schools. It examines federal and state legislative prerequisites for school-based communication disorders programs. With emphasis on collaboration as a service delivery model, the course utilizes a case-based approach to discuss major aspects of program management.)

M401 Laboratory/Field Experience

Observation of a public school communication disorders program.

M550 Practicum

Eight-week, full-time practicum experience in a public school communication disorders program.

Teacher of Library Media (K-12)

This program is available on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campus. Individuals who hold a valid teaching license may add the certification for Teacher of Library Media with emphasis in school media information technology by successful completion of the following 52 credits. The student must meet the graduate admission requirements for the School of Library and Information Science at either Bloomington or Indianapolis. Contact Marilyn Irwin at IUPUI,, (317) 278-2375 or Norika Hara in Bloomington at (812) 855-2018; or toll-free (866) 758-6254.

Courses completed at a B or higher for the 27 credits for library media may also count toward the 36 credit hour Master of Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association.

An addition to another teacher's license is available and requires the 27 cr. of SLIS courses below.

SLIS required courses (18 cr.):

  • S501 Information Sources and Services (3 cr.)
  • S504 Bibliographic Access and Control (3 cr.)
  • S571 Library Materials for Children and Young Adults (3 cr.)
  • S574Information Inquiry for School Teachers (3 cr.)
  • S605 Internship in School Library Media Management (3 cr.)
  • S671 The School Media Specialist (3 cr.)

Instructional or Information Technology (9 cr.) Choose from:

  • S532 Information Architecture for the Web (3 cr.)
  • S533 Online Information Retrieval (3 cr.) S554 Library Automation (3 cr.)
  • S573 Education of Information Users (3 cr.)
  • S603 Workshops in Library and Information Science, such as Web Graphics; XML; LAAN; UNIX; Perl/CGI; Video Production; Grant Writing; or online courses through Indianapolis: Electronic Materials for Children, Collaboration for High Tech Learning (only 6 credits of S503 may count toward the M.L.S.).
  • S604 Special Topics in Library and Information Science such as Digital Collections; Media Resources; Advanced Internet and Web Design (3 cr.)
  • S620 Information Resources and Technologies for Patrons with Special Needs (3 cr.)
  • S621 Audio and Video Information Resources (3 cr.)
  • S652 Digital Libraries (3 cr.)
  • Other technology courses as approved by an advisor

For an initial license in Teacher of Library Media (K-12)

Educational methods and issues (15 cr.)

Educational Psychology (3 cr.) Choose one:

  • P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • P515 Child Development (3 cr.)
  • P515 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
  • P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.)
  • P525 Psychological Issues in Education (3 cr.)
  • P530 Instructional Psychology (3 cr.)
  • P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
  • P544 Applied Cognition and Learning Strategies (3 cr.)
  • P545 Educational Motivation (3 cr.)
  • P575 Developing Human Potential (3 cr.)

Philosophy of Education (3 cr.) Choose one:

  • H5O4 History of American Education (3 cr.)
  • H510 Foundations of Educational Inquiry (3 cr.)
  • H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.)
  • H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • H538 Critical Thinking and Education (3 cr.)
  • H540 Sociology of Education (3 cr.)
  • H560 Education and Change in Societies (3 cr.)

Curriculum and Technology (6 cr.) Choose two:

  • E535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • J530 Curriculum Development and Theory (3 cr.)
  • K505 Introduction to Special Education (3 cr.)
  • R503 Application of Instructional Media and Technology (3 cr.)
  • R505 Workshop in Instructional Systems Technology (3 cr.)
  • R547 Computer-Mediated Learning (3 cr.)
  • S503 Secondary School Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • W310 Computer-Based Teaching Methods (3 cr.)
  • W531 Computers in Education (3 cr.)
  • W540 Computers in the Curriculum (3 cr.)

Reading and Literacy (3 cr) Choose one:

  • L500 Instructional Issues in Language Learning (3 cr.)
  • L501 Critical Reading K-12 (3 cr.)
  • L504 Learner Literacy Difficulties (3 cr.)
  • L508 Teaching Adolescent Literature in a Diverse Society for Pre-Service English Teachers (3 cr.)
  • L511 Advanced Study in Teaching of Writing in Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
  • L512 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Writing in Secondary Schools (3 cr.)
  • L517 Advanced Study of Teaching Reading and Literacy (3 cr.)
  • L524 Language Education Issues in Bilingual and Multicultural Education (3 cr.)
  • L535 Teaching Adolescent Young Adult Literature (3 cr.)
  • L545 Advanced Study of Teaching Elementary Reading (3 cr.)
  • L559 Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom (3 cr.)
  • L567 Media in the Teaching of English (3 cr.)
  • L645 Organization and Administration of a School Reading Program (3 cr.)

Student Teaching (10 cr)

  • M550 Student Teaching: all grades Library Media: all grades (10 cr.)
World Language (K-12)

At this time, the license program at Bloomington is through the secondary education programs unless specific requirements are met.  Contact the graduate advisor, 812-856-8510 for information. 

Visual Arts (K-12)

This program features many conceptual as well as practical experiences at both the elementary and secondary level for teaching art, beginning with an introduction to the content of art teaching and continuing through two art methods courses. Student teaching is required to be completed at the secondary level, although under special arrangements students can do student teaching at both elementary and secondary levels.

This certification program prepares teachers to teach visual arts from kindergarten through high school levels in a variety of in-school and out-of-school settings. A bachelor's degree with a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and in the visual arts area is considered minimal for entrance into the certification program.

In addition, a student may seek a master's degree in art education while pursuing certification. Specific requirements for both the master's degree and certification must be met, and students are required to work with both a faculty advisor for art education and a certification advisor.

Graduate certification students should take most of their courses at the graduate level if they wish to receive graduate credit toward a master's degree.

Note: 15 credits is usually the maximum number of credits that can be earned as a certification- only student and still be used toward a master's degree. Students should apply for the master's degree before earning more than 15 credits in order to use further certification credits toward a master's degree.

The certification requires courses in two categories: Professional Education and Content.

Professional Education

Computer Literacy (3 cr.)

  • W200 or a graduate equivalent (3 cr.)

Educational Psychology (3 cr.) Choose one:

  • P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • P515 Child Development (3 cr.)
  • P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.)

Foundations (3 cr.) Choose one of the following:

  • H5O4 History of American Education (3 cr.)
  • H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.)
  • H525 Anthropology of Education (3 cr.)
  • H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • H540 Sociology of Education (3 cr.)

Exceptional Needs (3 cr.)

  • K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students (3 cr.)

Introduction to Art Education (4 cr.)

  • Z533 Arts and Crafts for Teachers (3 cr.) and M101 Field Experience (1 cr.), Fall

Art Methods I-II (9 cr.)

  • Z531 Advanced Methods/Materials for Artistically Talented Students (3 cr.) and M301 Field Experience (1 cr.) (P or C: Z533), Fall
  • Z532 Advanced Methods/Materials (3 cr.) (field experience) ( P: Z531) and M401 Field Experience (1 cr.), Spring
  • S508 Classroom Management (1 cr.)

Reading and Literacy (3 cr.)

  • L517 Advanced Study of Content Reading and Literacy (3 cr.)

Student Teaching (10 cr.)

  • M550 Student Teaching: All Grades (12 weeks/10 cr.)
  • M420 Student Teaching Seminar (1 cr.)


The visual arts content area is the same as the undergraduate program and includes 48 credits of art course work with 34 credits minimum of studio and 15 credits minimum of art history and theory, and 12 cr. above 200 level. In addition to art foundations courses, the following is recommended:

  • 9 cr. in 2-D media, selected from: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, digital technology art media
  • 9 cr. in 3-D media, selected from: ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts, sculpture (6 cr. should indicate an emphasis in one 2-D or 3-D media area)
  • 12 cr. at 300+ level of art studio
  • 3 cr. in non-Western art history, selected from African art, Asian art, art of Native America, art of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica
  • 3 cr. in Western art, selected from Art of ancient Mediterranean (Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia, North Africa); American art; art of any European country(e.g., French, Dutch, Italian, German), modern or contemporary art, history of a medium likely to be useful in teaching K-12 (sculpture or public art, photography, commercial design/technology); decorative arts
  • 3 cr. elective from above art history courses

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