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Currently, five (5) of American College Education’s programs are state-approved as preparing students for eligibility for licensure:
- M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (principal licensure preparation program)
- M.A. in Elementary Teaching (initial teacher licensure preparation program)
- M.A. in Secondary Teaching (initial teacher licensure preparation program)
- Certificate in Transition to Teaching (T2T) in Elementary Education* (initial teacher licensure preparation program)
- Certificate in Transition to Teaching (T2T) in Secondary Education* (initial teacher licensure preparation program)
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
program is approved for principal licensure by the Florida State Board of Education, the Indiana Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.
The M.A. in Elementary Teaching
, M.A. in Secondary Teaching
, Certificate in T2T Elementary
, and Certificate in T2T Secondary
programs are approved by the Indiana Department of Education for an initial teacher license, with the T2T graduate certificate programs leading to an initial elementary generalist teacher license and initial secondary teacher license in Indiana.
Please note, in addition to the successful completion of the M.A. in Elementary Teaching, M.A. in Secondary Teaching, or T2T programs, the state of Indiana also requires the completion of other teacher licensing standards for the receipt of initial licensure, including but not limited to CPR training and suicide prevention training. Please review the Indiana educator licensing requirements
here for more information.
Students are solely responsible for determining whether they are eligible for licensure in the state in which they intend to teach or administrate. It is vitally important that students know and be continually aware of the requirements for licensure in their state.
*All courses in the Transition to Teaching (T2T) certificate programs can be applied to a Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching or a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching at American College of Education.