Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Elementary Education

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Elementary Education

Maybe you’ve always thought about becoming a teacher in the back of your mind. Maybe you went a different path and worked in the private sector of some kind but always thought it might be nice to come back and share what you’ve learned with the next generation. If you have already completed a bachelor’s degree but are interested in teaching at the elementary or secondary level, we offer postbaccalaureate study in education at Indiana University Kokomo.

The post-baccalaureate certificate is designed for those who already possess an earned bachelor’s degree but are looking to become a licensed educator for the K-6 setting. This certificate leads to licensure as an elementary generalist. Upon completion of this program, you’ll have the solid foundation you need to begin making a difference in your own classrooms. To qualify for this program, you must have:

  • 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 scores on the Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) exams or an earned master’s degree or scores meeting the program’s required scores on the ACT, SAT, or GRE
  • An expanded criminal background check

Upon completion of this program, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective educator including knowledge of curriculum, instructional practices, assessment, and professionalism in your chosen content area.

For the most current requirements for these programs, please visit our Academic Bulletin.

Ready to make a change?

If you’ve decided it’s time to make a change and become a teacher, IU Kokomo is here to help. If you have questions about the licensing exams and requirements for licensure following this program, we can help! Don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions office to get started. If you have questions about the program, the School of Education faculty and staff are happy to chat with you.

Ready to begin your journey?