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Pathway to Secondary Education

With Valpo’s Pathway to Secondary Education, you can pursue your calling and make a difference in the lives of others as a professional educator. With our expert and dedicated faculty guiding you every step of the way, and our cohort model providing peer support throughout the process, you will be ready to lead your own classroom immediately after graduation.

Students participate in supported and meaningful clinical placements that begin in your first education course, continue through extensive practicum experiences, and culminate in a 16-week student teaching experience. Our students leave Valpo prepared to teach a wide variety of school settings.

Courses you will take as you pursue alternative teacher certification in Indiana

Earn secondary education licensure in any of the programs listed below:

  • Biology/Life science
  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space science
  • English/Language arts
  • History/Social studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Physics
  • World languages
  • Visual arts

Pathway to Secondary Education Plan of Study

ED 220Educational Psychology3 credits
ED 357Designing Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning Plans3 credits
ED 360Literacies Across the Content Areas3 credits
ED 467English Language Learning Methods3 credits
ED 470Diversity, Equity, and Education3 credits
SPED 440Differentiated Instructional Practices3 credits
ED 380Methods of Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools3 credits
ED 459Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School12 credits
ED 445Seminar: Efficacy in Professional Practice3 credits