Program: Teacher Certification
Department of Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building 230 ~ 260-481-6249 ~ www.geosci.ipfw.edu
You may be certified as a teacher of earth and space science after fulfilling the requirements for a B.A. with a major in geology or a B.S. in geology (ENG W233 must be taken as your writing requirement) and the requirements for teacher certification listed below.
The School of Education requires that you first complete EDUA F300, EDUC W200/M101, and EDUC K201 before you are permitted to take professional education courses. Prior to your junior year, you must successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before admission to the teacher education program. The PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exam must be completed before or during the student-teaching semester, normally in your senior year.
To be eligible to apply for teacher licensure, you must earn a GPA of 2.00 or higher in each general education area. You should work closely with your advisor to ensure completion of general education requirements for teacher licensing. You must also earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher in your major area and the professional education courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Each professional education course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Additional information on teacher-certification requirements is available from the School of Education.