Program: Teacher Certification
Department of English and Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Building 145 ~ 260-481-6841 ~ ipfw.edu/engl
To earn a BA with a major in English, you must complete the core requirements and credits in one of five area concentrations. Other concentrations include literature , writing , language , and communication media .
The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
Students demonstrate their acquisition of the fundamental skills necessary for the secondary education classroom; knowledge of American and British literary texts; fundamental rules of oral and written communication; acquisition pedagogical methodologies necessary for the instruction of literature and language in a secondary education environment.
Students exhibit the application of their knowledge of literature, language, and communication to the teaching of others.
(21 Credits Plus 32 Professional Education Credits)
All EDUC courses must be a “C-” or better; Minimum 2.70 cum GPA in content area & Minimum 2.70 cum GPA (IPFW/IU only)-(to enter Block 1); Minimum 3.00 cum GPA in content area & Minimum 3.0 cum GPA (IPFW/IU only)- (Student Teaching/Graduation).
Prior to your junior year, the Department of Educational Studies requires tha you successfully complete EDUC F200/EDUC M101, EDUC W200, and the Pearson Core Academic Subject Assessment (CASA) or approved alternative before admission to the professional education program. You must also establish a minimum 2.70 GPA in your content (major) courses and a 2.70 cumulative GPA for admission to this program. The Pearson CORE content exam must be taken before the student teaching semester. You must apply for student teaching one year in advance of the semester you plan to student teach. You must also pass the Pearson pedagogy exam for Secondary Education, pass the CORE content exam, and achieve a 3.00 GPA in your major and overall to obtain the teaching license. For more information on these and other reqirements, please contact the College of Education and Public Policy, EPIC Office, in Neff Hall 243, 260-481-6449.