This graduate program is designed to address the regional and national shortage of qualified teachers for our school systems. Nationwide, over 2 million new teachers will be needed in the next 5-10 years. The only master's of its kind in Northwest Indiana, the M.Ed. in Initial Licensure enables men and women with undergraduate degrees in any field to become qualified as teachers while earning a Master of Education degree. The program is appropriate for individuals who want to teach in public, private, or parochial school systems at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Teachers certified for one level of teaching may use this program to become certified at another. Individuals currently teaching under a temporary teaching license may benefit from this program as well.