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School of
Education
2008-2011
Undergraduate
Academic Bulletin

School of Education
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Undergraduate Study in Education: Teacher Education

W.W. Wright School of Education
Accreditation
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree Requirements
Student Responsibilities for Program Completion
SOE Academic Advising
Teacher Education Programs and Licensing Levels
Admission to the School of Education
Early Field Experiences
Methods Courses for Subject Matter Concentrations
Student Teaching
Student Teaching/Practicum Options: Special Cultural Learning Opportunities
Academic Good Standing and Retention
Student Appeals Related to Programs, Academic and Personal Misconduct
  or Individual Rights

Graduation
Completing TEP Requirements While Enrolled Outside of the SOE
State Teacher Licensing Procedures
Education Career Services
Alternatives to Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs
School of Education Alumni Association

W.W. Wright School of Education

History of the School of Education
Indiana University has been training teachers since 1851. The School of Education at Bloomington began granting degrees in 1924, and the Indianapolis campus granted its first degree in education in 1969. In 1975, the School of Education in Bloomington and the Division of Education in Indianapolis merged to become a single School of Education with two campuses. Some programs remain localized on a single campus, but other programs now allow students to choose courses at either location. Today, Indiana University’s School of Education is one of America’s most respected educational institutions for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and specialists in all areas of education. The School of Education has full equality with the other professional schools of the university and grants the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Science in Education, Specialist in Education, and Doctor of Education.

The School of Education realizes the importance of creating and maintaining a teacher-preparation program that balances specialized knowledge with a broad liberal arts education and that affords each student an opportunity to learn both theoretical principles of education and practical teaching skills.

Purposes of undergraduate study in teacher education
The purpose of undergraduate study in teacher education is to prepare teachers who have the following:

  1. A strong, balanced general education with work in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and physical and biological sciences
  2. A thorough understanding of the subject matter of their teaching field or fields
  3. The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  4. The competence to design and implement effective instruction using a variety of instructional models
  5. The competence to create an effective classroom climate
  6. The commitment and capacity to design learning experiences that foster critical thinking and decision making
  7. An understanding of and ability to use computer technologies
  8. The ability to design appropriate evaluation strategies, both quantitative and qualitative; and to appraise their instructional effectiveness, as well as to assess the achievement of their students
  9. The capacity to make sound judgments regarding the use of instructional materials, including an ability to infer the assumptions that may have guided instructional developers
  10. The commitment and capacity to address issues of justice and equity and a sensitivity to cultural differences and global concerns
  11. The commitment and capacity to build effective relationships with students, colleagues, and members of the community
  12. An understanding of the relationship of the school to the larger society
  13. An understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities of students, teachers, and schools
  14. The commitment and capacity to approach their profession ethically with a guiding set of responsible social and professional values
  15. A commitment to continuing professional renewal
  16. an understanding of how to make adaptations to meet the needs of children with exceptional needs in the public schools.

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Accreditation

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition, the Indiana Professional Standards Board has approved all teacher education programs offered through Indiana University at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

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Bachelor of Science in Education Degree Requirements

  1. Admission to Indiana University: Managed by the University Admission Office at www.admit.indiana.edu or International Admissions at intladm [at] indiana [dot] edu. Initial assignment is to University Division for orientation to the university’s 14 schools and colleges and +175 undergraduate programs, an individual academic advising is assigned to each student to assist in identifying a major, obtaining program planning sheets and beginning program specific prerequisite course work.
  2. General Education Requirements: All undergraduate degree programs include a selection of liberal arts distribution requirements. All programs require a passing grade in each course. The elementary level programs require a "C" average in each subject area (fine arts, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies). The Elementary program requires a "C or higher" in each course and a 2.5 overall in the student's selected area of concentration. Teacher education program students typically take general education distribution courses and prerequisites in their first two semesters.
  3. Admission to the School of Education Teacher Education Program: Applications are considered on October 1 for spring semester and March 1 for fall semester courses. Applicants are required to have enrolled or completed all prerequisite courses, establish a 2.5 or greater GPA for a minimum of 26 credit hours, successfully complete the PRAXIS I exam, and apply online at the SOE Web site: https://info.educ.indiana.edu/teachered. Admission to programs is competitive, and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  4. Professional Education courses: Applicants are required to begin authorized professional education course sequence upon admission to the program. All authorized courses must be successfully completed in sequence without interruption from one semester to the next. Courses must be taken in the prescribed blocks/clusters. Successful completion of all courses (C or better) in a block/cluster is a prerequisite for the next set of courses and student teaching. Students who opt out of the program at any point will need to appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for readmission on a space available basis. Students may add an additional semester(s) between the completion of the last set of professional courses and student teaching without penalty.
  5. Field Experiences: Required assignments to preschool, elementary, and secondary schools as determined by program. Students will be held to professional standards of behavior and will be required to provide a legal criminal history check before placement.
  6. Student Teaching: Applications for student teaching placements take place a year before the classroom assignment. All assignments are arranged by the Office of Teacher Education. Students will be required to attend an application meeting and a preprofessional meeting before attending the assigned school. Student teaching assignments are coupled with a field-based seminar.
  7. All programs require the completion of at least 35 credit hours of upper division course work (300 level or higher).
  8. All programs require the completion of at least 30 of the last 60 credit hours while in residence at the Bloomington campus of the School of Education. These 30 credit hours include student teaching as well as methods course(s) in the major teaching area. 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 the Bloomington campus, 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 the campus may be waived if it seems appropriate.
  9. The School of Education calculates two GPAs: The University GPA includes all course work taken at Indiana University. The Program GPA includes only courses counted in the degree program. In both cases, a minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Each professional and content or area of concentration course must be completed with a C or higher and a 2.5 GPA overall.
  10. All teacher education programs require a 2.5 GPA for admission, retention, student teaching, graduation, and licensing. See individual program sheets for particular details.
  11. Course expiration date: At Bloomington, all professional and technology course work must be completed within 10 years. Course work that is 10 or more years old may be considered in the program if revalidated. Each program establishes requirements for course revalidation and may limit the amount of old course work they allow 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, and (c) presenting evidence of extensive professional experience that requires the application of material taught in the course or competence in the requisite skill areas. Students must meet the certification standards in place at the time of application to the state to be recommended for a license.
  12. Credit hours: Credit hours, not grades, may be transferred to Indiana University. Grades earned at other institutions are disregarded after credit conversion is verified. Therefore, only the grades earned in courses taken at any Indiana University campus will be used to compute the GPA.

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Student Responsibilities for Program Completion

The School of Education, in cooperation with the Indiana Professional Standards Board, has established certain academic requirements for earning a degree and/or licensure. The requirements vary according to the chosen field of study. Advisors and directors assist students in planning a program of study to satisfy requirements, but each student assumes final responsibility for meeting all deadlines and completing all requirements for certification and graduation. It is therefore essential to be familiar with the licensing requirements set forth in the School of Education Bulletin. If a student in the senior high/junior high/middle school or all school settings (K-12) education program earns certification while enrolled in a degree-granting program in another school of the university, requirements for graduation in the degree-granting school and requirements for certification in the School of Education must both be satisfied. See the section of this bulletin entitled “Completing Teacher Education Program Requirements While Enrolled Outside of the SOE.

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SOE Academic Advising

Students interested in the teacher education programs can seek information about the School of Education via e-mail at TeEdAdv [at] indiana [dot] edu or arrange for an appointment by telephone (812) 856-8510. Academic advisors are available through out the year. Students should make certain that they understand the requirements for successful completion of the program and have an appropriate plan for each semester. Online Academic Advising Reports (AAR) and program planning sheets are two effective tools used by advisors and students to track academic progress. AARs are available to admitted Indiana University students through Onestart.iu.edu. AARs allow Indiana University students to view their completed and enrolled course credits in a context that shows completed academic program requirements as well as those requirements that remain unfinished. Detailed program planning sheets are available at SOE 1000 or on the Web at: education.indiana.edu/ProgramSheets/tabid/5425/Default.aspx. Program plans specify total credit hours needed for completion of the degree, courses to be taken, GPA requirements and other information. Adhering to stated requirements is the student’s responsibility.

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Teacher Education Programs and Licensing Levels

Elementary
Early Childhood Education (125 credits): Generalist, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary Grades (Pre-K, K-3)

Theory into Practice (128 credits): Generalist, Elementary Primary and Elementary Intermediate, Kindergarten, and Elementary Grades (K-6)

Teaching All Learners (130 credits): Generalist (Elementary Primary and Elementary Intermediate) K-6 and Mild Intervention

Secondary
Anchor Secondary Education (124 credits): Middle/Junior High/High School: Early and Late Adolescence and Young Adult, (6-12), Content Field Specialist (see list that follows)

Community of Teachers (CoT) (124 credits): Middle/Junior High/High School: Early and Late Adolescence and Young Adult, (6-12), Content Field Specialist (see list that follows)

Secondary Content Fields

Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (CoT only)

Health Education: Contact School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for details

Journalism

Language Arts/English

Mathematics

Science: Chemistry, Earth-Space Science, Life Science/Biology and Physics

Social Studies: Economics, Geographical Perspectives, Government and Citizenship, Historical Perspectives, Psychology, and Sociology

Theatre: Contact the Department of Theatre and Drama for details

All School Settings Programs
Music Education: Early and Middle Childhood, Early and Late Adolescence and Young Adult (K-12); contact School of Music for details

Physical Education: Early and Middle Childhood, Early and Late Adolescence and Young Adult (K-12); contact School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for details

Visual Art (124 credits): Early and Middle Childhood, Early and Late Adolescence and Young Adult (K-12)

World Languages (124 credits): Early and Middle Childhood, Early and Late Adolescence and Young Adult (K-12); Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish

License Additions Available
(License applies to same level as initial certification level)

Computer Educator (21 credits)

English as a Second Language (26-27 credits)

Health: Contact School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for program details

Middle Grades Mathematics (32 credits)

Physical Education: Contact School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for program details

Reading: Level 1 (K-6) Elementary (24 credits)

Reading: Level 1 (6-12) Secondary (24 credits)

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Admission to the School of Education

Entering undergraduate and transfer students admitted to Indiana University are assigned to University Division until they are ready to be certified to one of the 14 undergraduate degree-granting colleges and schools that make up the university. Each college or school sets its own criteria for admission, retention, and graduation.

Undergraduates may complete up to 65 credits in University Division before being required to be certified to a college or school degree program. Transfer students have one calendar year to meet admission requirements. Students who fail to certify to the School of Education in a timely fashion will be required to choose another program. Students who have been denied admission to the SOE/TEP, but eventually meet the admission criteria, may reapply for the undergraduate program or complete certification through a graduate program depending on total credit hours completed.

Admission to the School of Education Teacher Education Program (SOE/TEP) is a critical benchmark for teacher candidates. Until an undergraduate student is admitted to the TEP they are not eligible to take authorized professional education courses. Admission to SOE programs is competitive; meeting minimum admission requirements is necessary but not always sufficient for admission. Late applications are considered on a space-available basis. Continuation in the TEP programs requires remaining in “good standing” through continual assessment of student performance.

Until undergraduate students are admitted to the SOE/TEP, they do not have any official status in a program or the SOE. Although the SOE reserves the right to change program requirements as the faculty deems necessary, the requirements for program completion will be changed only under exceptional circumstances.

All undergraduate teacher education programs require four criteria for admission. First, all applicants must pass the PRAXIS I Pre-Professional Skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. Second, all applicants must have at least 26 credits of relevant course work completed with a 2.5 minimum GPA. No grade lower than a C will be counted in the professional and content areas. Third, each program requires the completion of specific prerequisite courses. Fourth, students are required to submit an online application by October 1 to start spring semester authorized professional education courses or March 1 to start fall semester authorized professional education courses (see individual program planning sheets for a complete list of requirements).

Praxis I (PPST) Requirements: The Pre-Professional Skills Test (PRAXIS I, Educational Testing Service, NJ) is an admission requirement for all teacher education programs in Indiana. PRAXIS I addresses high school level competencies in reading, writing and mathematics. The state determined pass rates are (Reading—176, Math—175, Writing—172). The commercially available test can be taken by paper and pencil four times a year or by computer once a month up to six times a year, anywhere in the USA and in some locations overseas (www.ets.org/praxis). Students may retake portions of the test as needed. There are a variety of test preparation materials commercially available, and the School of Education can assist Indiana University students in identifying preparation materials.

Exceptions to the rule are allowed by the state if a learning disability is documented and the student completes the PRAXIS I with testing accommodations determined by ETS, NJ. If the student passes PRAXIS I with accommodations, the student is to be treated like any other applicant. Students completing the test with accommodations who fail one or more portions of the test may be admitted to a teacher education program with no guarantee of becoming eligible for licensing. Students who have taken the tests and not passed will be required to petition the state of Indiana for licensing.

Specific Program Admission Requirements:
ELEMENTARY
Early Childhood Education: Preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades 1-3. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in 32 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including oral expression, written expression, world or American literature, mathematics MATH-T 101, EDUC-N 102 or MATH-T 102, and
EDUC-N 103 or MATH-T 103, EDUC-Q 200 and EDUC-W 200, MUS-E 241, a social studies requirement, and EDUC-F 205. Application required by October 1 for spring-only start.

Elementary/Theory into Practice: Kindergarten, primary, and intermediate grades 1-6. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in 26 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including EDUC-P 251/M101, EDUC P248, EDUC-Q 200, EDUC-W 201, MATH-T 101, EDUC-N 102 or MATH-T 102, EDUC-N 103 or MATH-T103, and a science requirement. Applications accepted October 1 for spring or March 1 for fall semester starts.

Exceptional Needs and Elementary/Teaching All Learners: Kindergarten, primary and intermediate grades 1-6. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in 26 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including EDUC K-205, EDUC-P 251/M101, EDUC-Q 200, EDUC-W 201, and MATH-T 101. Prerequisites to be completed before Junior I cluster: EDUC-N102 or MATH-T102, EDUC-N103 or MATH-T103 and PHYS-Q202 or PHYS-P101. Application required by October 1 for spring-only start.

SECONDARY
Anchor Secondary Education: Middle School, Junior High, and High School Grades 6-12. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in 26 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including 21 credits (15 completed and a maximum of 6 in progress) in the content field, EDUC-M 300, EDUC-P 312 and P313 and EDUC-W 201. 2.5 GPA required in all subject fields except 2.0 GPA in mathematics. October 1 application date for spring starts only in journalism, mathematics, and science. Applications due October 1 for spring or March 1 for fall semester start in English, social studies, and theatre.

Community of Teachers Secondary: Middle School, Junior High, and High School Grades 6-12. Admission to CoT program required first (education.indiana.edu/strongCommunityofTeachersstrong/tabid/4370/
Default.aspx
). Applications to the TEP must be completed the semester before taking the subject field methods course. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in 26 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including 21 credits (15 completed and a maximum of 6 in progress) in the content field and S400. 2.5 GPA required in all subject fields except 2.0 GPA in mathematics. At least 10 program expectations must be completed and documented by CoT faculty. Application date depends on subject methods sequence. Note: Student teaching expects one-year lead time for placement.

ALL SCHOOL SETTINGS
Visual Arts Education: All school settings programs; Kindergarten, Elementary, Secondary, and Grades K-12. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in 26 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including 21 credits (15 completed and a maximum of 6 in progress) in the content field, and EDUC-M 130/M101, EDUC-M 300, EDUC-P254/M201 and EDUC-W 200. March 1 application date for fall semester–only starting date.

Physical Education: All school settings programs; 12 credits in major with a 2.5 GPA and the following courses: Kindergarten, Elementary, Secondary, Grades K-12. Contact School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for admission requirements.

Music Education: All school settings programs; Kindergarten, Elementary, Secondary, and Grades K-12. Contact Jacobs School of Music for admission requirements.

World Languages: All school settings programs. Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in 35 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including 21 credits (15 completed and a maximum of 6 in progress) in language, EDUC-M 300, EDUC-P 254, M201, and W200. 2.5 GPA required in all professional education and content fields. Application required by October 1 for spring-only start.

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Early Field Experiences

Active Participation Students seeking Indiana state certification in teacher education are required to complete several hours of observation and participation assisting classroom teachers in or near Bloomington schools. These activities are offered as corequisites to educational psychology and methods courses. They are given as Satisfactory/Fail courses for 0-2 credits. A small fee is assessed in connection with these field experiences. Note: Individual school sites may require proof of a recent physical exam, TB test, drug test, first aid/CPR training, and criminal history check before participating in field placements and student teaching. Placement sites may deny a field placement or student teaching assignment based on a misdemeanor or felony conviction. The application process for a teaching license in Indiana requires a current criminal history check. Convicted felons cannot hold a teaching license in Indiana.

Placement Students will be assigned to field experiences in schools in which they have no previous history or relatives attending or working. Several visits are required each semester. Because it is the student’s responsibility to find transportation to the assigned school (which can be up to 50 miles from campus), it is helpful to have a car available for semesters of field experience. Carpooling is arranged where needed.

For field experiences in early childhood education, students will visit nearby child care centers. These sites require proof of a recent physical, TB test, and criminal history check at the student’s expense. Forms will be provided by IU.

For more information about early field experiences, refer to the Early Field Experience Student Handbook, which is available in Education 1020M or on the Web at education.indiana.edu/strongEarlyFieldExperiencesstrong/tabid/
4288/Default.aspx
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Methods Courses for Subject Matter Concentrations

General Information P: (1) junior standing; (2) 20 credit hours in the subject in which the methods course is to be taken if in the major field, 15 credit hours if in the minor field; (3) admission to the Teacher Education Program; (4) a minimum grade of 2.5 in all education courses and in courses in the major and minor areas (any exceptions are noted under subject concentration). Students applying for student teaching must take their methods course on the campus where they are applying. These special methods courses should be taken during the semester immediately preceding student teaching. Methods courses concern problems of teaching the subject indicated, including the methods, procedures, devices, materials, and outstanding research in the field.

Student Teaching

Most teacher preparation/certification programs in Bloomington require a minimum of one full semester of student teaching. In addition to student teaching, a practicum of six weeks often is required for those students who are eligible to add an endorsement or minor and/or a dual instructional licensing program to the basic license being sought.

Both student teaching and practicums are full-day, full-time, off-campus, school-based experiences that are completed in the number of consecutive weeks associated with the type of experience and/or specific program. The extent of actual student teacher or practicum student involvement and the assumption of full class responsibilities rest upon the mutual agreement of the student, the supervising teacher, and the university supervisor. Augmentation of the program is achieved through participation in the total education activities of the school, and such participation is regarded as an integral part of the experience, not optional or supplemental.

The student teaching experience has been carefully designed to be as realistic and as intensive as actual teaching, including placing student teachers in schools with carefully selected and qualified supervising teachers. Supervision from the university is provided by professionals who have been successful classroom teachers. For more information about student teaching and practicum experiences, refer to the student teaching Web site: education.indiana.edu/stuteach/StarttoFinish/tabid/5123/Default.aspx.

Application Process Participation in the program begins with the filing of an Application for Student Teaching or Practicum before the end of the fall semester of the academic year that precedes the year in which the student teaching or practicum is to be done. In Bloomington, the application deadlines for student teaching are April 1 for fall, and October 1 for spring. The application must be submitted to the campus through which the experience is intended. Student teaching or practicums will be completed through the campus where the methods course(s) are taken, unless an exception is granted by the appropriate authority.

You will be required to provide a criminal history check to school districts before participating in student teaching. School districts may deny student teaching assignment based on a misdemeanor or felony record. The application process for a teaching license in Indiana requires a current criminal history check. Convicted felons cannot hold a teaching license in Indiana.

Placement Decisions relative to the specific teaching assignment, type of school desired, geographic location, and possible supervisor arrangements will be discussed at the time the application is submitted. This information will be included on the accompanying application documents. Placement recommendations from the student’s major department or school may be solicited and made a part of the placement process.

Arrangements for placement and supervision are provided by the Office of Student Teaching. Students are given the opportunity to express a preference for the type and location of school to which they will be assigned. Most placements are made in the public school—elementary, middle, junior high, and senior high—statewide for students on the Bloomington campus. Placements in other areas of the state will be considered, depending upon supervisory arrangements. Bloomington students must petition the Academic Standards Committee for consideration of out-of-state placements.

Students also have the option of applying for student teaching and/or practicums in special areas, such as those provided by schools for American Indian and overseas children. Such assignments must be preceded, however, by specialized study. See the section of this bulletin entitled
Student Teaching/Practicum Options.”

Eligibility Requirements for Student Teaching and Practicum require the following:

  1. Unconditional admission to the teacher education program.
  2. Applied for student teaching or practicum before the end of the fall semester of the academic year preceding the year of the desired experience to the Office of Student Teaching. In Bloomington, students must attend one of the application meetings in October or November and submit the application within one week of that meeting date.
  3. Be a senior or graduate in the university, or be within two semesters and one summer session of graduation. (In no case should a student have completed fewer than 84 credit hours prior to the semester in which the student teaching and/or practicum is to be done.)
  4. Completed at least three-fourths of the number of credit hours required for licensing in the major and the minor or endorsement area if student teaching or a practicum is required.
  5. Earned a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 at Indiana University.
  6. Completed all professional education courses, including required laboratory field experience courses, and have attained a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all professional education courses. A minimum grade of C must be attained in each professional education course.
  7. Elementary, early childhood, or elementary/exceptional needs major. Maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in subject matter courses within each of the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts; and a GPA of 2.5 in area of concentration.
  8. Secondary or all school settings programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5 in each certification area (except Mathematics) and a 2.0 in the general education requirements.
  9. Show proficiency in the area(s) in which the student teaching or practicum is to be done. This requires a school, department, project, or program recommendation; and may also include passing a required qualifying examination or meeting other requirements established by the respective school, department, project, or program that has been approved.
  10. Transfer students must be enrolled at least one semester or summer in education courses on an Indiana University campus before student teaching.

Students found ineligible for student teaching or a practicum may appeal this decision on the campus where the application was submitted. At Bloomington, students should follow the appeals processes described in the section entitled “Student Appeals.”

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Student Teaching/Practicum Options: Special Cultural Learning Opportunities

Special projects in which student teaching experience may be gained are described below. Each project is open to students at Bloomington and IUPUI as well as to students from other institutions. The employment success of students in these projects has been very high year after year. Note: Non-education majors (College of Arts and Sciences, and so on) may also participate in these cultural immersion projects. They will be placed in schools as teaching assistants, and they will earn cultural course credit at the 500 level. For additional information, see education.indiana.edu/CulturalImmersion/tabid/6131/Default.aspx,
e-mail cultural [at] indiana [dot] edu, or call (812) 856-8507.

The American Indian Reservation Student Teaching Project This project features student teaching for students seeking elementary, secondary (almost every subject area), all-grade, and special education teaching certificates on reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Placements will be made both semesters and will involve 16 weeks of student teaching and community involvement on the Navajo Indian reservations. Student teachers will be placed in Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools, in tribal-controlled schools, or in public schools serving American Indian youth.

Each participant registers for 10-16 credit hours of student teaching and cultural practicum; and at least two graduate-level courses focusing on American Indian education, culture, and historical and contemporary issues and conditions. Nine (9) to 12 graduate credit hours are earned. Student teachers are available to American Indian children not only for classroom instruction but also for after-school tutoring, athletics, and cross-cultural interaction. All student teachers participate in a culturally oriented workshop held on campus in April to prepare them for the reservation setting. On-site seminars, readings, films, presentations by American Indian consultants, and site reports extend the workshop experience. Community involvement with American Indian adults and youth is also required. Living costs on the reservation are quite modest.

Overseas Student Teaching Project This project offers elementary, secondary (almost every major), all-grade, and special education preservice teachers the opportunity to teach in Australia, Costa Rica, England, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Siberia, Spain, Taiwan, and Wales. Participants must complete a 10-16 week student teaching assignment in Indiana before reporting to the overseas site for eight additional weeks. Each participant registers for 10-16 credit hours of student teaching, a cultural practicum, and 3 credit hours of T 550. Participants earn 9-12 hours of graduate credit. The project is designed for pre-service teachers interested in comparing and contrasting educational systems, learning through travel, and learning more about current international issues. Preparatory instruction and practical information are provided before participants go abroad. On-site assignments and community involvement complement the school experience.

Urban Project Teacher candidates in elementary, secondary or all school settings are engaged in sixteen weeks off student teaching in the Chicago Public Schools. The urban project program incorporates a preparatory phase of classwork, workshops, readings, interviews, abstracts, and journal keeping as well as on-site immersion experience. The inner city experience includes community based experiences and housing in the neighborhoods that the schools serve.

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Academic Good Standing and Retention

Academic Good Standing requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and the following:

  1. Students must attain no lower than a grade of C in each required professional education course. If a grade below C has been earned in a required professional education course, that course must be retaken. If the course is part of a cluster or block, the course must be retaken before proceeding to the next cluster or block. If it is a "floating" professional education course, it must be retaken before student teaching.
  2. To student teach, students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all required professional education courses and meet other student teaching requirements as specified by the program.
  3. Candidates for the elementary, early childhood, and elementary-exceptional needs students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in subject matter courses within each of the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts.
  4. Elementary students must attain a 2.5 GPA in the area of concentration.
  5. Secondary and K-12 majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in each content field. The only exception are mathematics majors who must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  6. To monitor student achievement and pinpoint areas of professional weakness, a system of “alerts” will be used. The purpose of the alerts is to identify students who, for nonacademic or dispositional reasons, may not be successful in teaching. When a student acquires an alert, the associate dean for teacher education will determine whether a professional standards committee composed of faculty should review the student’s case to recommend appropriate action. In most cases, some corrective action will be recommended, although such a review can result in termination of the student from the program. The intent of this system is to add an important source of professional judgment to the teacher education process. All decisions related to disciplinary action can be appealed by the student to the School of Education’s Grievance Hearing Committee.

Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of beginning teachers. These expectations are set forth by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) and have been adopted by the Indiana Professional Standards Board.

Failure to meet the minimum standards results in academic probation or in termination.

Probation At the close of each semester and summer session, the academic progress of students in the School of Education is reviewed. Students will receive formal written notice if they have been placed on probation and are or may be subject to dismissal. Students receiving such letters should see an academic advisor as soon as possible. Once on probation, students remain on probation until all the minimum standards have been met or surpassed. Students on academic probation have one semester to meet the minimum academic standards as detailed above.

Voluntary Withdrawal If a student voluntarily withdraws from school while on probation, that student may reenter school on probation at any time. Furthermore, if the reason for probation is an unacceptable grade point average, the student may reenter in good standing if, by taking course work in other divisions or schools of the university, grades have been earned that raise the cumulative grade point average to a minimum of 2.5.

Dismissal Students who are academically dismissed from the School of Education are placed on the all-university checklist, which means that they may not enroll in courses on any of Indiana University’s eight campuses.

Reinstatement Re-instatement of students who have been academically dismissed requires students to wait at least one semester (not to include the summer session) before applying for reinstatement. Applications for readmission are submitted to the Academic Standards Committee. If the student is readmitted, the course load may be restricted or adjusted if, in the opinion of those concerned with the student’s academic performance, it is in the student’s best interest to do so.

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Student Appeals Related to Programs, Academic and Personal Misconduct or Individual Rights

There are three different types of academic appeals available to undergraduate students through the School of Education.

Type 1: Appeals Regarding Criteria for Admission, Program Requirements and Retention must be submitted in writing as specified in on the School of Education Web site in the following sequence:

  1. Submit a written appeal to the Academic Standards Committee, if that appeal is denied.
  2. Submit a written appeal to the Associate Dean of Teacher Education, if that appeal is denied.
  3. Submit a written appeal to the University Dean of Education.

To ensure due process, all appeals must be made in this order. Contact the Office of Teacher Education for information on preparing an appeal or see the SOE Web site: site.educ.indiana.edu/AcademicStandards/tabid/5509/Default.aspx

Note: Unlike public school elementary and secondary programs, institutions of higher education are not required to actively seek out and accommodate students with disabilities in academic programs. Institutions are not obligated to accommodate students in meeting any essential program requirement. Students on the Bloomington campus seeking waivers or substitutions to a School of Education or Indiana University academic program or course requirements based on individual disabilities should contact the Office of Disabled Student Services (DSS). The staff of DSS will assist students in documenting recognized disabilities and exploring alternative remedies. Disabled Student Services is located in Franklin Hall 096 (phone 855-7578).

Type 2: Appeals Regarding Teaching Activities If a student has concerns about the quality of teaching in a course in which he or she is enrolled, the student should follow this process:

  1. Discuss those concerns with the instructor. If that discussion does not resolve the student’s concerns, the student should:
  2. Schedule a meeting with the appropriate coordinator of that course. If that discussion does not resolve the student’s concerns, the student should:
  3. Schedule a meeting with the chair of the department through which the course is offered. If that meeting does not resolve the student’s concerns, the student should:
  4. Schedule a meeting with the associate dean for teacher education.
  5. Submit an appeal to the School of Education’s Grievance Hearing Committee. (For more information, see below.)

To ensure due process, all appeals must be made in this order. Contact the Office of Teacher Education for information on preparing an appeal or see the SOE Web site: site.educ.indiana.edu/AcademicStandards/tabid/5509/Default.aspx

Type 3: Appeals Concerning IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Grievance Hearing Committee The purpose of the Grievance Hearing Committee (within the School of Education) is to provide a five-member hearing board for any student who believes that his/her rights as defined in Part One of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct have been violated by a member of the faculty or administration. After considering the appeal during a formal hearing, the hearing board votes in private and forwards its recommendation for action to the dean of the School of Education, who makes final disposition of the appeal in the School of Education. If the student wants to appeal further, the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct provides an avenue through the dean of faculties.

Violations of individual rights and rights related to academic affairs—as defined in Parts I.A., I.B., and I.C. of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct—include citizenship, discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment based on sexual orientation, and racial harassment.

Violations of academic affairs include provisions of advising for academic planning, classes conducted in accordance with the IU Code of Academic Ethics, freedom to raise issues and express ideas or opinions relevant to classroom work, sensitivity by faculty to student personal or political beliefs, and protection of privacy of student information, ethical behavior of faculty in relationships with students.

Academic misconduct, as defined in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct (Part III), includes cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, violation of course rules, facilitating academic dishonesty, and issues related to grades in a course and the terms and conditions of associate instructor and graduate assistant appointments.

The Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct distinguishes between personal misconduct and academic misconduct. Appeals regarding personal misconduct are not within the jurisdiction of the Grievance Hearing Committee and are handled by the IU Dean of Students. Additional information is available on the IU Web site: profile.educ.indiana.edu/Portals/28/Policy%20Council/Committees/
IUBSoE_appeal_policy_revision.pdf

Sexual Harassment Policy
Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of Title VII. Indiana University does not tolerate sexual harassment of students and responds to every complaint. Individuals who believe that they have been sexually harassed should notify their supervisor and/or the associate dean for teacher education.

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Graduation

Application for Degree
Full-time students should file an application for graduation/Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Education during the first semester of the last year required to complete the requirements of the degree (at the beginning of the senior year). Part-time students should file an application for a degree two semesters before the completion of the requirements. On the Bloomington campus, students must apply online through OneStart. Application for a degree is the student’s responsibility, and the School of Education will not be responsible for the graduation of students who fail to file their applications.

Note: The graduation ceremony is held by the Indiana University Alumni Association two times a year: December and May. Diplomas are mailed to students' home addresses after the degree is formally granted by the faculty and recorded by the Univeristy Registrar four times a year December, May, June and August.

B.S. Degree with Honors
The School of Education recognizes high cumulative GPAs with the designations “Distinction,” “High Distinction,” and “Highest Distinction.” Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.6 in all course work taken toward the B.S. in Education degree, must be in the top 10 percent of the class, and must complete at least four full semesters in residence at Indiana University campuses to earn a degree with honors. A 15 credit hour summer session is counted as one semester for this purpose.

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Completing TEP Requirements While Enrolled Outside of the SOE

For students not in the School of Education, teacher certification and degree conferral are two separate processes. In secondary and K-12 programs, students may earn certification through the School of Education while enrolled and earning a baccalaureate degree in any of the following schools of the university:

College of Arts and Sciences
School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
School of Journalism
School of Music

Candidates outside the School of Education must meet both the degree-granting school's graduation requirements and the certification requirements for their teacher education program. That is, students earning certification must meet the general-education, professional education, and content field course requirements and any other specific program requirements in the area in which they want to be certified, as outlined in this bulletin; they must also have completed a minimum of 124 credit hours (see specific degree requirements). In addition, these students must satisfy all the requirements for the degree, as stipulated by the degree-granting school. It is strongly recommended that students in this program see an academic advisor in each of the schools every semester before registering.

Note: All undergraduate students majoring in elementary education, early childhood education, and elementary exceptional needs, must be enrolled in the School of Education. These students will receive both the degree and certification from the School of Education.

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State Teacher Licensing Procedures

Application for Licensure
Upon completion of a teacher education program, student can file for an initial teaching license from the Indiana Standards Board, through the Office of Teacher Education, Suite 1000 of the Schol of Education or on line at http://www.doe.state.in.us/dps/welcome.

Note: Passing scores for all state licensure exams, Praxis I: Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) and the appropriate Praxis II (Specialty Tests) for you content area and school level.

Initial License in Early Childhood Education: Generalist, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary Grades (K-3).

Initial License in Elementary Education: Generalist, Elementary Primary and Elementary Intermediate, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades (K-6).

Initial License in Secondary Education: Content Field Specialist, Early Adolescence and Adolescence/Young Adult (6-12).

Initial License in K-12 Education: This license includes four school settings: Early Childhood Education—Primary Level (K-3); Middle Childhood Education—Intermediate Level (4-6); Early Adolescent—Middle School Level; and Adolescent/ Young Adult—High School Level. There must be at least one content field included on this license (Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, or World Languages).

Transferability of Teacher Licenses
Each state operates its own licensing structure for teachers. To transfer an Indiana teacher’s license to another state, contact the state you are interested in moving to and they will tell you if any additional course work or testing is necessary. The Office of Teacher Education maintains a list of state contact numbers for your convenience.

Information about the Indiana licensing framework and standards for educational professionals can be found on the Web site of the Indiana Professional Standards Board: www.doe.state.in.us/dps.

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Education Career Services

Anyone who has earned a degree from Indiana University or who has successfully completed or will complete 24 credit hours from Indiana University may register for Credential and placement assistance. Education Career Services at the School of Education (1) assists registrants in locating teaching, administrative, and special service positions in schools, colleges, and universities, and as appropriate in business, industry, and governmental agencies; (2) assists registrants with the development of an employment credential, and upon request, sends that credential to prospective employers and other eligible agencies; (3) provides career counseling and planning services for students and alumni; (4) conducts research concerning supply-and-demand and employment trends, issues, and procedures; (5) assists employers in finding the better qualified candidates for vacant positions in their respective institutions and agencies; and (6) sponsors on-campus recruiting activities for education students.

In Bloomington, there is no fee for the initial registration, for updating the placement file, or for receiving career development services. A nominal fee is charged to cover the cost of duplicating, assembling, and mailing each credential file to a prospective employer. Also, after the first year, a nominal fee is required to activate the placement file to receive vacancy listings, to supply three free credentials, and to arrange for on-campus interviews. The placement year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.

We encourage all registrants to complete their placement file early in the placement year because nearly all employers in the field of education request formal credentials as a part of the employment process. Students are encouraged to initiate their placement file early in the year in which they will become available for employment.

Placement counselors are available to advise students in all aspects of the job search. Also, assistance is provided for resume development and for helping each student organize, plan, and conduct a successful employment campaign.

The Education Placement Office carefully follows the mandates of PL93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, passed by Congress in 1975. Therefore, the placement file is transmitted only at the request of the registrant. Registrants normally request that files be sent by submitting a written request or by going to the office in person. Registrants may pick up a supply of credential transmittal forms in the office. Normally, telephone requests for credential transmittal will not be accepted.

Campus Interviews
Interviews with educational employers are scheduled for registrants who have active files from either the Indiana University Bloomington or IUPUI campus. In Bloomington, registrants may sign up for interviews in person or by calling (812) 856-8506. Interview times and specific fields of interest as noted by the employer are provided on the weekly vacancy lists; registrants are permitted to interview only in those areas in which they are or will be certified or qualified. Registrants are encouraged to sign up for campus interviews as soon as possible after the interview schedule is announced because most interviewers have limited time to talk to candidates. Each educational interviewer will be provided a copy of the placement file of each registrant being interviewed. Only those individuals who have complete active files will be permitted to participate in on-campus interviews.

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Alternatives to Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

This bulletin discusses only the undergraduate requirements for initial teacher certification and for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Students interested in graduate work in education should consult the Bulletin of the School of Education Graduate Program.

Program Options for Meeting Requirements
Students must meet requirements for graduation and certification, as stated in the Bulletin of the School of Education Undergraduate Program current at the time of initial enrollment or as set forth by subsequent bulletins/announcements to meet current state standards. Students may not, however, choose to meet requirements as stated in the bulletin for any year prior to enrollment. Neither may students elect to meet requirements from a combination of bulletins. Requirements from a single bulletin must be met for each of the program components.

Second Bachelor’s Degree
In certain cases, the associate dean for teacher education at Indiana University Bloomington may admit baccalaureate degree holders to candidacy for a second baccalaureate degree. When such admission is granted, candidates must earn 30 additional credit hours in residence and meet the requirements of the School of Education and of the department in which they are a candidate.

At Bloomington, appeals regarding criteria for admission, retention, and program requirements must be submitted to the Academic Standards Committee. Contact the Office of Teacher Education for information about how to submit an appeal.

Postbaccalaureate Certification Options
There are several graduate teacher certification options available through the Indiana University School of Education. Contact the Office of Teacher Education for further information.

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School of Education Alumni Association

The School of Education Alumni Association was founded in 1951 to advance the mission of the Indiana University School of Education, Bloomington/Indianapolis, through the active, ongoing participation of its 62,000 graduates and former students.

Chalkboard, a semiannual magazine published by the School of Education Alumni Association, is sent to all members of the association. Nonmember alumni receive one issue each year.

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