School of Education

Change to Education (C2E) Secondary Education

Change to Education (C2E) is a 24-credit program leading to teaching licensure, grades 5-12, in one of the five content areas:  Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, and English/Language Arts.

Change to Education (C2E) program candidates:

  • An earned bachelor's degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution of higher education, 
  • Passing score on CASA ( Pearson exams 001, 002, 003) or the following exemptions (Master’s Degree, ACT score of 24, SAT 1100 in RDG/Math, GRE composite score 301 and Praxis I composite score 527 completed before Sept 1, 2013)

Application must include the following:

  • A cover letter of introduction addressing why you think you would be a good candidate for this program.
  • Original official transcripts of all work completed at an accredited college or university.

All Candidates completing Change to Education program will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of content and the use of best practices in delivering effective instruction to all students;
  • Knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to participate in school transformation, and   
  • Dispositions necessary to help all students learn.

Candidates in the Change to Education (C2E) Program must:

  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA with no grade less than a C+ in the required professional education courses. 
  • Demonstrate the dispositions required by the School of Education 
  • Receive positive recommendations with no unsatisfactory ratings from instructors and cooperating teachers on final evaluations for all courses and field experiences.
  • Successfully complete Indiana CPR-AED certification requirements.
  • Successfully complete Pearson certification exam in the initial content area before student teaching.
  • Successfully complete Indiana Suicide prevention certification requirements
  • Successfully complete the Pearson Developmental Pedagogy Area Assessment before licensure (006 for English, Math, Science and Social Studies; 007 for Fine Arts). 

Change to Education (C2E) Course Sequence

Fall Semester

  • EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Education (3)
  • One of the following, depending on teaching major:
    • Math: EDUC-M 457 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics (3)
    • Science: EDUC-M 446 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science (3)
    • English: EDUC-M 452 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary English/Language Arts (3)
    • Social Studies: EDUC-M 441 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies (3)
    • Fine Arts: EDUC-M 430 Advanced Art Education (3)

Spring Semester

  • EDUC-P 507 Testing in the Classroom (3)
  • EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching (3)

Summer Semester

  • EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues (3)
  • EDUC-X 501 Critical Reading in Content Areas (3)

Student Teaching

  • EDUC-M 550 Practicum (6) 

Prior to student teaching the student must:

  • apply for Student Teaching by stated deadline,
  • attempt required state mandated pedagogy
    • Secondary Education – Test Code-006
    • P-12 Education – Test Code-007 (Fine Arts-Visual Arts Only)
  • pass Content Area Assessment (see below),
  • attend mandatory Student Teaching Orientation,
  • and successfully complete CPR-AED training, Universal Precautions, and Suicide Prevention Training.

Content Area Assessments (Specific Test for Selected Teaching Major) (Passing score of 220 required prior to Student Teaching) 

  • English Language Arts – Test Code 021
  • Fine Arts-Visual Arts – Test Code 030
  • Mathematics – Test Code 035
  • Science-Chemistry – Test Code 043
  • Science-Earth/Space Science – Test Code 044
  • Science-Life Science – Test Code 045
  • Science-Physical Science – Test Code 046
  • Science-Physics – Test Code 047
  • Social Studies-Economics – Test Code 048
  • Social Studies-Government and Citizenship – Test Code 050
  • Social Studies-Historical Perspectives – Test Code 051
  • Social Studies-Psychology – Test Code 052
  • Social Studies-Sociology – Test Code 053

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