Education Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Degree Requirements (124 cr.)
The Division of Education maintains the highest standards for students in its teacher education programs. The successful teacher necessarily must master both a body of content knowledge and effective teaching skills. Teacher education programs offer a balance of broad liberal arts education and specialized knowledge in professional education and concentrated areas. Students choose from a variety of options to fulfill their educational requirements. The purposes of the teacher education programs are (1) to prepare students to serve as effective teachers and members of the profession, (2) to assist students in meeting Indiana certification requirements for public school personnel, and (3) to assist Indiana University graduates in securing satisfying professional positions.
Completion of at least 35 credit hours of junior and senior courses (courses numbered 300 or above).
Completion of at least 30 of the last 60 credit hours required for a specific degree program at Indiana University Kokomo. These 30 credit hours will, with rare exception, include student teaching and methods courses in the major teaching areas. Students must also take some of the work in the major area at IU Kokomo unless they are transfer students from an IU campus where a degree in the major is offered. In this case, the requirement of some work in the major area at IU Kokomo may be waived if it seems appropriate.
Completion of the professional education courses as stipulated in the specific program, and all of the general education and subject matter courses required by IU Kokomo for an Indiana K-6 license.
Recommendation by the student's academic advisor and approval by the education faculty.
Master of Science in Elementary Education
Degree Requirements (36 cr.)
The Master of Science in Education degrees provide additional breadth and depth in the competencies of the classroom teacher and provide a foundation for advanced graduate study in education. Program planning guides for the each of these programs may be found on the IU Kokomo Division of Education Web site by going to www.iuk.edu/education. Students should plan their programs in consultation with the Director of Master's Programs in the Division of Education and should monitor their programs to ensure all requirements are met. Failure to do so will delay program completion.
A student must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, at least 30 of which must be in graduate courses. All of the work must be completed within seven calendar years.
Master of Science in Secondary Education
Degree Requirements (36 cr.)
Requirements for the degree are as follows:
- A student may be admitted unconditionally to graduate study, or, if allowed to enter conditionally, must remove the conditions satisfactorily within one year of admission. Enrollment in at least one course within two years of the date of admission is required to maintain admission status.
- A student must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, at least 30 of which must be in graduate courses. All of the work must be completed within seven calendar years.
- If the degree is not completed within seven years from the date the first credit was received, the student must meet current requirements, not those in effect at the time of admission.
- At least 15 credit hours of work toward the master's degree must be taken through the IU Kokomo campus.
- A student may apply a maximum of 9 credit hours gained through workshops and/or conferences toward the degree, provided that such work is appropriate to the degree requirements.
- Credit acquired in activity courses or in work taken by correspondence will not be applied toward degree requirements.
- As a general rule, up to 6 credit hours of graduate credit from an accredited institution may be transferred and applied toward the degree, provided that such work is appropriate to the student's degree objective and the work being transferred at least a B (3.0). By special arrangement, an applicant for an M.S. degree in education may transfer up to 15 credit hours of graduate credit from one or a combination of four other state assisted institutions in Indiana (Indiana State University, Ball State University, Purdue University, or the University of Southern Indiana) provided that courses being transferred are appropriate to the degree as determined by the department and:
- The total of all work to be transferred from these three institutions, including the 6 credit hours that may be accepted for transfer from any other accredited institution, cannot exceed 15.
- The work to be transferred must be certified by the institution in which it was taken as carrying graduate credit.
- At least 6 hours of graduate credit (300- or 400-level courses or above) must be completed in schools and departments other than education in order to satisfy degree requirements.
- A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) must be maintained in all work (including undergraduate courses) taken after completion of the bachelor's degree. No grade lower than a C (2.0) may count toward graduation or licensure requirements.
- All work to be applied toward the degree must be completed within seven calendar years from the date of the receipt of a grade in the first course that is to be used toward the degree. Work more than seven years old does not apply to the 36 credit hours required for the degree. No work used to obtain one master's degree can be applied to obtain a second master's degree.
Completion of requirements for the Master of Science in Secondary Education does not necessarily mean that a student has met requirements for a professional teaching license.