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School of
Education
2002-2004
Undergraduate
Academic Bulletin
Supplement

School of Education
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Policies Governing the Undergraduate Program in Education

Credits, Standing, and Full- or Part-Time Status
Grading Policy
Correspondence Courses
Campus Residency Requirement
Temporary and Permanent Intercampus Transfers
Credit Hours Required for Graduation
Undergraduate Students in Graduate Courses
Nondiscrimination Policy
Financial Aid for Education Students

Credits, Standing, and Full- or Part-Time Status

Class Standing
Class standing is based on total credit hours that count toward minimum degree requirements: Freshman 0-25 credit hours, Sophomore 26-55 credit hours, Junior 56-85 credit hours, Senior 86 or more credit hours.

Full- or Part-Time Status
Students at Indiana University are considered to be full time when they are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of course work; students enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours are considered part-time students. A typical full-time load is approximately 15 credit hours.

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Grading Policy

These regulations are subject to change by the University Faculty Council. The following is the official grade code of Indiana University:

Grading System
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Satisfactory/Fail Grades (S/F)
Pass/Fail Option (P/F)
Deferred Grades (R)
Incomplete Grades (I)
Withdrawal from Courses
Grade Replacement Policy

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Grading System

A = 4 credit points
A– = 3.7 credit points
B+ = 3.3 credit points
B = 3 credit points
B– = 2.7 credit points
C+ = 2.3 credit points
C = 2 credit points
C– = 1.7 credit points
D+ = 1.3 credit points
D = 1 credit point
D– = 0.7 credit point
F = 0 credit points = Failed
S or P = Satisfactory or Passing: Credit hours are awarded for S and P.
R = Deferred: No credit hours awarded.
I = Incomplete: No credit hours awarded.
W = Withdrawn: No credit hours awarded.

All School of Education courses that are required in a student's program must be passed with a grade of C or higher. Any student who receives a grade of C- or lower in a required Education course must retake that course prior to student teaching.

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Grade Point Average (GPA)

The grade point average is determined by multiplying the credit hours by the credit points for each course completed, adding up all the products, and dividing the sum of the products by the number of credit hours in which credit points were received.

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Satisfactory/Fail Grades (S/F)

This grading option is initiated by the professor teaching a particular course. The professor must obtain permission from the dean of the faculties to grade the class on an S/F basis, and the class must be notified during the first class session that the course will be graded on an S/F basis.

The grade of S carries no grade points and consequently is not considered in figuring grade point averages. The grade of F is used in GPA calculations.

There is no limit to the number of courses or credit hours a student may take on an S/F basis because the option is initiated by a professor. For student-initiated Pass/Fail grading option information, see the Pass/Fail section below.

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Pass/Fail Option (P/F)

Within certain restrictions, students in good standing may choose to take some elective courses or general-education courses on a P/F basis. The instructor is not notified of the student's decision to take the course P/F.

How to Enroll with the Pass/Fail Option
The decision to take a class Pass/Fail must be made on or before the end of the first three weeks of class during the regular semester and on or before the end of two weeks in a summer session. Check the Schedule of Classes for the exact dates.

Appropriate forms are available in Bloomington in the Office of Teacher Education and at IUPUI in the Office of Education Student Services.

Restrictions
There are two restrictions to the Pass/Fail option.

  1. The P/F option may not be used for any course in a subject in which the student wishes to be certified to teach. That is, all courses in the content field and all courses in professional education must be taken for a letter grade.
Elementary education and early childhood education majors may use the P/F option only for credit hours over and above the minimum hours required in the areas of language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, and the arts.

Secondary and K-12 students may use the P/F option only for elective credit hours or for courses that satisfy the general-education requirements.

CMCL C121, COMM C110, and ENG W131 or their approved substitutions may not be taken P/F at either the Bloomington or IUPUI campuses.

  1. A maximum of two courses per academic year may be taken on a P/F basis. The academic year begins in the fall and includes the following year's summer sessions.
Use of the Pass/Fail Option in Computing Grade Point Averages
At the end of the semester, either a P or an F is entered on the student's transcript.

If a student earns a grade higher than an F, a P is recorded on the transcript; this grade of P cannot be replaced by the actual letter grade earned in the course. The grade of P is assigned no grade points and is not considered in computing the grade point average.

If a student earns an F in the course, an F is entered on the transcript. The grade of F is treated as a regular letter grade and is used in computing the grade point average.

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Deferred Grades (R)

The deferred grade R used on the final grade report indicates that the nature of the course is such that the student's work can be evaluated only after two or more terms. Courses in which the R grade is appropriate will be announced as a deferred grade course in the Schedule of Classes.

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Incomplete Grades (I)

If a student is not in attendance during the last several weeks of a semester, the instructor may report a grade of I (indicating that the work submitted is satisfactory but that the entire course has not been completed) if the instructor has reason to believe that the absence was beyond the student's control; if not, the instructor shall record a grade of F or FN. At IUPUI, the student must have completed 75 percent of the course requirements and must have an I grade contract completed and on file at the scheduling office.

The time allowed for the removal of an I grade is one calendar year from the date of its recording, except that the dean of the student's college or school may authorize adjustment of this period in exceptional circumstances. By assigning an I, an instructor implicitly authorizes and requires that the registrar automatically change an I to an F at the end of the appropriate time period if the student fails to complete the course work to the instructor's satisfaction. Both the student and the instructor in whose course the student received the I will be notified of this change of grade.

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Withdrawal from Courses

Withdrawal (W) is not a grade and does not figure in hours of credit or GPA calculations.

At Bloomington, a student must refer to the Schedule of Classes to determine the last date for an automatic W from a class for each semester or summer session, or call the Office of Teacher Education for more details. After the automatic withdrawal date has passed, the instructor and the associate dean for teacher education make a determination about whether to give a W or an F. Ordinarily, the only acceptable reason for withdrawal is illness or obligation of employment. It's the student's responsibility to start the withdrawal procedure by getting the form and asking the appropriate people to sign it. The application for withdrawal must be processed within 10 days of its receipt.

Important: Students withdrawing from a course to which a Laboratory/Field Experience (M101, M201, M301, M303, M401, M403) is linked must initiate withdrawal from the M101, M201, M301, M303, M401, or M403 as well—such withdrawal is not automatic. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F in the Laboratory/Field Experience.

At IUPUI, an automatic W is assigned for withdrawals during the first half of the regular semester or regular summer session. During the second half of the regular semester or summer session a W must be assigned by the instructor. If the student withdraws from a course during the final quarter of the regular semester or summer session, permission must be secured from the student's dean before a W can be assigned. Students withdrawing from a class during the second half of a regular semester or summer session may be assigned a W only for compelling nonacademic reasons and only if the student's work up to that point is passing.

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Grade Replacement Policy: Policy and Procedure on Course Reenrollment and Recalculation of Student Grade Point Average

The University Faculty Council has stated that:

Any undergraduate student may retake a course for which he/she received a grade below an A during the first 45 hours of course work. A student may exercise this option for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credits. A student may use this option only once for a given course.

The student's transcript shall record both grades. For the course retaken, only the second grade shall be counted in the determination of the student's grade point average (GPA). Any GPA calculated in accord with this policy shall be marked with an asterisk, denoting that a lower grade has been replaced by a second grade in the course.

Note: This policy was implemented first semester 2001-02. Courses taken prior to that term do not apply.

Extended Grade Replacement Implementation Policies
The following is a statement of the decision made by the Bloomington Faculty Council in March 2001, with regard to initial implementation of the new Bloomington campus grade forgiveness policy. A statement of the policy appears above.

  1. Only courses attempted during or after the Fall 2001 term will be eligible for replacement under the new policy.
  2. Through summer 2004, students enrolled at IU prior to fall 2001 may replace courses under the new policy or under the grade replacement policy; the total of replaced courses may not exceed 3 courses (maximum of 10 credits).
  3. Students may replace any course taken before or during the term in which their 45th credit hour is earned.
  4. All IU course work and any transferred course credits earned at another institution will be included in calculating the first 45 hours.
  5. The following grades cannot be replaced under the expanded grade replacement policy: S, P, W, I, R, NC.
  6. GPA credit hours for the replaced course will be removed at the point at which the course is replaced.
  7. Courses repeatable with different content are not eligible for replacement under this policy unless a unit chooses to permit this by means of a specific authorization procedure.
  8. A student may not request reversal after asking for and applying for the GPA exclusion.
  9. A student may not replace a grade with a second grade of W, I, R, or NC.
  10. Students who re-enroll in a course must indicate to the school of their major or to University Division, as appropriate, their intent to apply the GPA exclusion policy to a specific course by the date of automatic withdrawal.
  11. Initially, the extended-X policy will adhere to grade replacement policy administrative practice and guidelines regarding exceptional cases, where these are not in conflict with the provisions of the extended-X policy nor with these implementation policies. A statement of the applicable practices has been compiled and is on file with the Dean of Faculties and with the Office of the Registrar.
  12. In initial implementation of the extended-X policy, as under the grade replacement policy, Bloomington joins all other campuses in honoring the principle that the grade forgiveness policy on the degree granting campus is applicable for each student. Hence, if an IUB student transfers to another campus with more liberal grade replacement policies, IUB will honor requests from that campus, on behalf of the student, to replace an IUB grade that may not be replaceable under IUB policy. Were the student to return to IUB for graduation, however, that course exclusion would not apply.
The IUPUI grade replacement policy has been revised, effective fall 1996. The new policy will allow approved undergraduate students seeking their first degree to repeat a maximum of 15 credit hours, subject to school/division approval. Any undergraduate who has retaken a course previously failed shall have only the second grade in that course counted in the determination of the overall grade point average by the Office of Records and Admissions. The student's transcript shall reflect both grades. Replacement does not happen automatically, so students must notify an advisor that the course has been taken a second time and that they wish to exercise this option. Students may not FX grades for professional education courses.

Students in education must gain approval of a Grade Replacement petition form before the Grade Replacement policy can take effect. Forms are available in Bloomington in the Office of Teacher Education. At IUPUI, students should contact Education Student Services in the School of Education, Education/Social Work Building 3131.

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Correspondence Courses

Students in residence who are carrying regular course work in the School of Education may take correspondence courses only in exceptional cases with the permission of the Office of Teacher Education at Bloomington or the Education Student Services office on other campuses. Students will not be permitted to sign up for correspondence courses within one year of planned student teaching.

The student will not be given credit toward the Bachelor of Science in Education degree for more than 18 credit hours of course work taken by correspondence. EDUC E343, K205, M135, and M333 (and MATH 130/132 or EDUC E495 at IUPUI) may not be taken by correspondence and be counted toward the degree. The speech requirement also may not be taken by correspondence and be counted toward the degree. Correspondence courses may not be used to fulfill laboratory science requirements.

At IUPUI, students will not be permitted to sign up for correspondence courses within one year of planned student teaching. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and some experience within the area of study in which they wish to take a correspondence course.

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Campus Residency Requirement

The student enrolled at Bloomington or IUPUI must complete 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. At Bloomington, the 30 credit hours should include either one regular semester with a 12 credit hour load or two summer sessions with a 6 credit hour load each session. These 30 credit hours will include methods course(s) in the major and student teaching. Some of the work in the major must also be completed on one of the two campuses, unless the student has transferred from an IU campus offering a degree in that major.

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Temporary and Permanent Intercampus Transfers

To register for an individual semester or for the summer session(s) of another campus of Indiana University, the student must file a temporary Intercampus Transfer Request on the campus currently being attended with the Office of Teacher Education at Bloomington or the Education Student Services office on the other campuses.

To transfer permanently from one campus to another campus of Indiana University, the student must file an Intercampus Transfer Request on the campus currently being attended with the Office of Teacher Education at Bloomington or the Education Student Services office on the other campuses. Advance notice is necessary to allow for the transfer of records and the validation of the student's eligibility to continue studies. Contact the offices above for details and deadlines established by each campus.

For more information about intercampus transfers, see www.iupui.edu/~moveiu/.

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Credit Hours Required for Graduation

The School of Education requires a minimum of 124 credit hours to qualify for graduation. Some programs require additional hours for graduation. Consult an advisor for specific requirements.

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Undergraduate Students in Graduate Courses

There are two conditions under which undergraduate students may enroll in graduate courses: (1) Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year may take graduate courses that will count in their undergraduate program if the graduate courses are relevant to their program of study and there is no similar undergraduate course available. (2) Undergraduate students in the last semester of their senior year may take graduate courses that may later be applied to a graduate program. Graduate courses taken prior to the last undergraduate semester may not be applied to a graduate program, and no course may be applied to both an undergraduate and a graduate program. Undergraduate students who meet either of these conditions must, further, have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, obtain written permission from the course instructor, and obtain the approval of the associate dean for graduate studies. Exceptions may be made for students in the Cultural Projects Program, but must be approved by the director of that program.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

The School of Education has a standard policy that affects student teaching and educational placement. It states:

Discrimination refers to the exclusion of a teacher or a prospective teacher from any position, assignment, or learning opportunity on the basis of any of the following criteria: race, color, minor variations in accent or dialect, religion, sex, national or social origin, economic condition of birth, age, handicap, or any other criterion not directly related to ability as a teacher.
The central characteristic of discrimination rests in its denial of an objective judgment of individual worth by assigning, deliberately or unintentionally, a stereotyped status to an individual. It thus introduces criteria that are not relevant to confirmable professional judgment of the quality of an individual's performance.
Any complaint related to this policy should be called to the attention of the director of student teaching or the director of educational placement on either the Bloomington or IUPUI campus.

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Financial Aid for Education Students

School of Education Scholarships
The School of Education has several scholarships available. Application for these scholarships is made by March 1 of every year. These scholarships are awarded by the School of Education Scholarship Committee.

Indiana University Bloomington students may apply for the named scholarships, depending on the specific criteria of each scholarship and the student's qualifications. Contact the Office of Teacher Education in Bloomington for details.

At IUPUI, junior-level students with a focus in language education can apply for the Ruth Esther Holland Education award. IUPUI students may also apply for the Challenger Award Scholarship for students interested in teaching in science, social studies, or engineering at any level of education, from primary to postsecondary. Contact the Student Services Office for details or obtain a list of other scholarships available at the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC).

Recency Rules
At Bloomington, all professional and technology course work must be completed within the preceding 10 years of program completion. Course work that is 10 or more years old may be considered in the program if revalidated. The program faculty will establish the requirements for course revalidation and may limit the amount of old course work allowed in a program. The methods of revalidating professional and technology courses may include, but are not limited to: (a) passing an examination specifically covering the material taught in the course, (b) completion of a more advanced course in the same subject area, (c) presenting evidence of extensive professional experience that requires the application of material taught in the course or competence in the requisite skill areas. To be recommended for a license, students must meet the certification standards in place at the time of application to the state.

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