In an effort to address the shortage of Indiana high school teachers in certain subjects, the College, in conjunction with the IU School of Education, offers an accelerated five-year program in which students can obtain a B.S. in Earth Science and an M.S. in Secondary Education and also complete all requirements for State licensure in Secondary Education. Under this program, students complete all of the coursework required for the major portion of the B.S. in Earth Science by their eighth semester at IU. Continuing in the summer after their fourth year and then in a fifth year of study, students complete all of the requirements for the M.S. in Secondary Education with licensure. Students considering this program should seek advising from both the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Education. Also, students are advised to check on the effect that the transition to graduate status may have on existing undergraduate funding. The two degrees (B.S. in Earth Science and M.S. in Secondary Education) are awarded simultaneously.