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Licensure Standards and Completion of the Degree

The Earlham College Graduate Programs in Education Department makes recommendations for licensure to the state of Indiana only upon a candidate's:

  • successful completion of the course work with a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • successful completion of supervised teaching with a rating of Proficient or Distinguished
  • faculty satisfaction that Indiana Developmental Standards for Educators have been met at a level of Proficient or Distinguished and with sufficient documentation
  • achieving the minimum score required by the state of Indiana on the Pearson CORE assessments series (this includes a content exam and a pedagogy exam).


  • successful completion of the summative portfolio with a rating of Proficient or Distinguished

Degree Requirements

M.A.T. degree candidates complete 43 semester credits of course work as a cohort. The courses are sequentially ordered over 11 months.

State and National Requirements

Candidates for the M.A.T. degree at Earlham College must meet the standards for P-12 teacher licensure of the state of Indiana and by the U.S. Department of Education. These standards are available in the Graduate Programs in Education Office or online at this location:

Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium principles (INTASC)

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