Requirements for Admission to the School of Education
Specific Degree Requirements
To the Undergraduate Program in the School of Education at Bloomington through the University Division
Students who have completed 26 credit hours of satisfactory credit on the college level with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) either at Indiana University or elsewhere are eligible for admission to the School of Education. Exceptions to this rule will be considered on an individual basis. Requests may be addressed to the associate dean for teacher education.
Note: Admission to the school does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Education Program.
To the Undergraduate Program in the School of Education from Other Schools Within Indiana University
Students other than freshmen registered in any other school or college of Indiana University may transfer to the School of Education, provided they are in good standing, have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and have made arrangements to complete the specific courses required by the School of Education.
To the Undergraduate Program in the School of Education from Other Educational Institutions
Students transferring with fewer than 26 credit hours will matriculate in the University Division on the Bloomington campus.
Students with 26 or more transferable credit hours will be eligible for admission to the School of Education, provided they are in good standing and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
Beginning undergraduates and undergraduate transfer students with fewer than 18 credits who meet the requirements for the School of Education will be admitted simultaneously to the University Division.
To the Undergraduate Program in the School of Education at IUPUI
New students indicating education as their choice among academic programs and education majors transferring to IUPUI from other colleges and universities are admitted directly into the School of Education. Therefore, students who meet criteria for unconditional admission to the university have met criteria for admission to the School of Education, IUPUI.
Students must have a 2.5 overall GPA to be admitted to the School of Education. Students not meeting this requirement may appeal in writing to the assistant dean of student services for admission for one semester on a probationary status.
Note: Admission to the school does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Education Program. Both admission to Teacher Education and graduation require a 2.5 overall GPA.
Transfer Credit Policy
Acceptance of credit from other institutions and its applicability toward a degree from Indiana University will be determined by the Office of Admissions.
Credit toward the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education may be granted for courses taken at an approved institution provided such courses are equivalent to courses offered at Indiana University.
No transfer credit is accepted from any school that is not accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
No more than 64 credit hours earned at a junior or community college will apply toward a degree at Indiana University.
No transfer credit will be allowed for work that has earned a letter grade lower than C.
No passing grades earned at another institution will be used in computing the grade point average at Indiana University.
Only credit hours earned in courses in which a minimum grade of C was earned are included in the number of credit hours applied toward a degree or certificate at Indiana University.
For admission to the School of Education, the total grade point average for all courses taken at other institutions is considered. The overall grade point average for all course work taken at other institutions must be at least 2.5.
the Learning to Teach/Teaching to Learn program is built on a coherent sequence of professional education courses and field experiences. To support program integrity and continuity, students interested in completing a program leading to initial licensure through the School of Education are encouraged to complete the entire professional education component at the IUPUI campus. Requests for transfer credits for professional education courses will be reviewed on an individual basis in consultation with program faculty; feedback will be provided in a timely fashion.
Students admitted into the Teacher Education Program at IUPUI
must have a 2.5 GPA overall and a 2.5 in the transfer courses that would apply toward their teaching major (for secondary or all-grade programs). Elementary majors must have a 2.0 in the transfer courses that they use for their general education subject area courses.
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The specific requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education are as follows:
- The regular matriculation requirements of the School of Education.
- Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
- The completion of the requirements for teaching certificates, as outlined in this bulletin.
- The completion of at least 35 credit hours of junior- and senior-level courses (courses numbered 300 or above).
- The completion of at least 30 of the last 60 credit hours required for a specific degree program while in residence at either or both the Bloomington or IUPUI campuses of the School of Education. These 30 credit hours include student teaching as well as methods course(s) in the major teaching area. At Bloomington, the 30 credit hours should include either one 12 credit hour regular semester or two 6 credit hour summer sessions.
The student must also take some of the course work in the major on one of the two campuses, unless transferring from an Indiana University campus where a degree in the major is offered. In such cases, the requirement that some of the course work in the major area be taken on one of the two campuses may be waived if it seems appropriate.
- The completion of the professional education courses, as stipulated in the specific program, and all of the general education and subject-matter courses required for recommendation by Indiana University for a teachers certificate.
- Early Childhood Education: Requires the completion of 125 credit hours of academic credit.
- Elementary programs, including Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice; Praxis; and Theory Into Practice; and the Teaching All Learners Program: Require the completion of 128 credit hours of academic credit.
- Secondary and All-Grade programs: Require the completion of 124 hours of academic credit.
- A cumulative overall GPA of 2.5 in all work taken at Indiana University.
- At IUPUI, professional education and technology courses must be no more than ten years old at the time of student teaching. Coursework that is older, whether taken at IUPUI or any other university, will need to be revalidated, retaken, or updated. See an academic advisor for information about courses more than ten years old.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in professional education courses. In addition, students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each professional education class.
- Elementary, early childhood, and special education majors must receive a minimum GPA of 2.0 in general-education subject matter courses within each of the following distribution areas: mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts.
- Secondary (senior high/junior high/middle school) and all-grade majors must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 in each teaching area.
Note: Only credit hours may be transferred to Indiana University. Grades earned at other institutions are disregarded after credit conversion is verified. Therefore, only the grades made in courses taken at Indiana University will be used to compute any students grade point average.
- Earn at least a C or better in CMCL C121 or C122 or COMM R110 at IUPUI and in courses used to satisfy the basic writing requirement.
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