Grounded in the University’s rich history of teacher education and provided by one of the nation’s premier adult education colleges, IWU’s Teaching Certificate Programs are designed with the educator’s demanding schedule in mind. Offered in highly interactive online and onsite formats, this innovative cohort program allows educators to earn additional teaching certification and expertise in a self-selected focus of study in as little as 12 months while developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a master teacher.
A strong sense of community is at the heart of IWU’s Teaching Certificate Programs. Within cohorts, Teaching Certificate Program students are encouraged to share their areas of expertise, professors are supportive and accessible, and university staff members are on call to assist students in reaching their educational goals. The program courses are focused on the application of new knowledge and skills, and are designed to equip students to implement positive change in their current classrooms and schools.
The Teaching Certificate Program at IWU reaches beyond the University to touch the lives of children in classrooms around our nation and the world. Our mission is to develop master teachers who will change the world through their scholarship, leadership, and character.
The Teaching Certificate Program is designed for practicing classroom teachers seeking additional content areas for their existing teaching license. The program is 18 credit hours, and offers candidates a post-baccalaureate certificate and may lead to licensure in the following content areas: : Exceptional Learners, High Ability, Teacher Leadership, and English Language Learners. Candidates should verify with their state whether or not Indiana Wesleyan University’s Teaching Certificate Program will satisfy existing licensure requirements for the selected content area.
The Professional Education Unit at Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 (202-466-7496), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. Teacher Certificate Programs may be completed online or onsite (with online components) at various locations in Indiana and Ohio.