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School of
Education
2008-2010
Graduate
Academic Bulletin

Web site: www.indiana.edu/~educate/ 
Education Graduate Studies Office 
Room 4278 
W. W. Wright Education Building 
201 North Rose Avenue 
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006 
(812) 856-8504    Fax (812) 856-8505 
Email: educate@indiana.edu

IUPUI Web site: education.iupui.edu
Education/Social Work Building (ES) 3137
902 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-6801
 

Admission to Graduate Programs

Majors Offered in Degree Programs
Application Procedures
Admission Process
Enrollment in Classes

The following tables indicate all majors in graduate degree programs in the School of Education offered on the Bloomington and/or IUPUI campuses. Graduate licensure (certification) programs are listed in the section titled Licensure Programs.

Majors Offered in Degree Programs

Bloomington Campus
Indianapolis Campus

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Bloomington Campus


M.S. Ed.S. Ed.D. Ph.D.
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
Counseling and Counselor Education X X

Counseling Psychology


X
Educational Psychology/Learning and Developmental Sciences X

X
Inquiry Methodology


X
School Psychology
X
X1
Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I)

X
Art Education X
X X2
Curriculum Studies

X X2
Elementary Education X X3 X X2
Mathematics Education X4
X X2
Science and Environmental Education X4
X X2
Secondary Education X X3 X X2
Social Studies Education X

X2
Special Education X X3 X X
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Education Policy Studies


X5
Educational Leadership X X X X
Higher Education X
X X
History and Philosophy of Education X


History of Education


X
International and Comparative Education X

X5
Philosophy of Education


X
Student Affairs Administration X


Department of Instructional Systems Technology X X3
X
Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education X X3 X X

The title of the degree may differ from that of the major or subject area. For details please consult the various sections in the latter part of the bulletin.

1 This Ph.D. is a specialization within Learning and Developmental Sciences.
2 These majors are tracks in the Ph.D. program in Curriculum Studies.
3 These majors are tracks in the Ed.S. in Education program.
4 The master’s degree in this specialization is granted for secondary education only.
5 These majors are available as concentrations in the Ph.D. program in Education Policy Studies.

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Indianapolis Campus

education.iupui.edu/soe /programs/graduate/index.aspx


M.S.
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
Counseling and Counselor Education (School Counseling Track Only) X
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education X
Mathematics Education X1
Science Education X1
Secondary Education X
Special Education X
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Educational Leadership X2
Student Affairs Administration X2
Department of Language Education X

The title of the degree may differ from that of the major or subject area. For details please consult the various sections in the latter part of the bulletin.

1 The master’s degree in this specialization is granted for secondary education only.
2 These programs are joint programs; courses are offered at both the Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses.

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Application Procedures

General Instructions
Admission Criteria

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General Instructions

Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement
Transcripts
GRE General Test
Paper Applications
Application Fees
TOEFL
English Language Placement Test

These are the required components for applications to graduate degree and licensure programs.

  1. Completed online application form—Bloomington (https://onestart.iu.edu/sisad-prd/p/Guest.do?methodToCall=start&inst=IUBLA&career=GRAD&parm1=DEGR) or Indianapolis (https://onestart.iu.edu/sisad-prd/p/Guest.do?methodToCall=start&inst=IUINA&career=GRAD&parm1=DEGR).
  2. Letters of recommendation. See Letters of Recommendation below.
  3. Personal Statement explaining academic and career objectives. See Personal Statement below.
  4. Official transcripts from the institutions of higher learning attended. See Transcripts below.
  5. Application fee (charged at time of application submission).
  6. Graduate Record Examination scores. See GRE General Test below.
  7. International Students only: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Applications must be submitted to the campus at which the degree is awarded. Application is accepted to only one graduate degree program at a time.

Applications to all doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) and specialist (Ed.S.) degree programs must be submitted to the Bloomington campus. Some master’s and licensure programs are offered at both Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, some at Bloomington only, and one at Indianapolis only. Application to a graduate licensure program and to a graduate degree program may be combined.

Certain programs have application requirements in addition to those listed above. Some doctoral, specialist, and master’s programs require a personal or telephone interview with department faculty. The Student Affairs Administration Program requires applicants to obtain a graduate assistantship as a condition of admission. Occasionally, scholarly writing samples (e.g., term papers) are requested prior to an admission decision. Some programs (e.g., higher education, special education, and educational leadership) require work experience prior to admission. Certain doctoral programs require completion of a master’s degree prior to admission.

Applicants may email educate@indiana.edu or call (812) 856-8504 (Bloomington) or (317) 374-6868 (Indianapolis) with any questions regarding their application.

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Letters of Recommendation
Normally, applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Three letters are required for application to the School Psychology, Learning and Developmental Sciences, Counseling and Counselor Education, and Counseling Psychology programs.

Letters of recommendation should be written by persons who can comment from personal knowledge on the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications for graduate study. Whenever possible, letters of recommendation should be submitted from academic sources. If, however, an applicant has been out of school for a number of years, professional references may be substituted.

Recommendations may be submitted online or on letterhead. Recommenders with e-mail addresses or named as online providers in the application will receive an e-mail notification with instructions to submit the recommendations online. Recommenders submitting paper recommendations should use institution or company letterhead and include the applicant’s name and, if available, date of birth. Each recommender must enclose the letter in a sealed envelope, sign across the seal, and return the envelope to the applicant. Should the recommender prefer to send the letter directly to our office, he or she may do so. Unsigned envelopes with reference letters cannot be accepted.

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Personal Statement
Applicants should write a brief statement, of at most 500 words, describing background, work experience, plans for graduate study and professional career, and providing other relevant information. The personal statement is an important part of the application review process, so applicants should take care to produce a carefully planned and written statement.

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Transcripts
Applicants must send one official sealed transcript from each institution of higher learning attended, except Indiana University, or they must make arrangements for official transcripts to be sent. It is not necessary to send transcripts for institutions at which the applicant enrolled in 8 or fewer credit hours unless credit hours will be transferred for the degree. Unconditional admission cannot be granted until the official transcript has been received showing the date the bachelor’s degree was conferred.

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GRE General Test
Most degree programs require applicants to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general aptitude test scores. The GRE advanced tests and subject tests are not required. For specific score requirements and information on which programs do not require GRE scores to be submitted, please see the section titled Admission Criteria in this bulletin. An official copy of the GRE scores, sent directly from Educational Testing Service, is required. The test must have been taken within five years prior to application. The code 1324 must be used when sending GRE scores to our office.

In the United States the GRE is given only in a computer-based format. For further information and registration information please contact the Educational Testing Service at 1-866-473-4373, or P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, N.J. 08541-6000. Those students taking the GRE outside of North America should contact Educational Testing Service at the above address or at www.gre.org to find out whether the testing center in their region supports computer or paper-based testing and to obtain registration information. At all testing sites, regardless of testing format, testing accommodations for people with documented disabilities can be made. Please contact Educational Testing Service for information on this process. Applicants can also obtain GRE information and application forms at the Office of Graduate Studies, Bloomington, or at the Office of Student Services, Indianapolis. Information and applications are also available at www.gre.org. For general information, call (609) 771-7670; for TTY call (609) 771-7714.

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Paper Applications
Applying with the online application is strongly preferred, although paper applications are still accepted at Indianapolis from the Office of Student Services, Education/Social Work Building 3131, 902 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5155; (317) 274-0645.

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Application Fees
Applicants applying online pay the nonrefundable application fee as part of this process. Applicants applying with paper applications should submit nonrefundable application fees to the Office of the Bursar on the campus where they are applying, in the form of a check or money order made payable to Indiana University. Currently, the application fee is $50 at Bloomington and Indianapolis for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and $60 at Bloomington and Indianapolis for international applicants. The amount of the application fee is subject to change. Applications cannot be processed until the application fee is paid in full.

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TOEFL
Prospective students must demonstrate a level of English proficiency adequate for graduate study. In addition to the general application requirements, international applicants whose first language is not English must submit recent scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the written version, 213 for the computer version, or 79 for the Internet-based version, is ordinarily required for admission to graduate programs. Official TOEFL test scores must be sent by the testing centers directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. For TOEFL tests, the Educational Testing Service’s assigned code for the Office of Graduate Studies at Indiana University is 1324.

The TOEFL is administered by Educational Testing Service once each month at locations throughout the world. Information about registering to take the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Service at www.toefl.org and from the international student offices listed above.

English Language Placement Test
International students whose first language is not English must also take an Indiana University English language placement test.

This test must be taken upon arrival at Indiana University and before initial registration. Diagnostic results from this test are used to prescribe specific English language courses to remediate weaknesses in English skills necessary for graduate-level study. International students who meet other admission criteria are admitted conditionally, and their enrollment in graduate course work may be prohibited or restricted until English language deficiencies are remediated.

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Admission Criteria

The School of Education employs the following criteria for admission to graduate programs:

  1. A baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree, requiring four years of full-time study, or equivalent, from a college or university holding full regional or national accreditation is required for admission to all graduate programs. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from an institution holding only state accreditation may be granted conditional admission if their other application credentials are strong. Applicants in the last semester of a four-year undergraduate program may be granted conditional admission until a baccalaureate degree has been awarded.
  2. The minimum acceptable undergraduate grade point average (GPA) varies from program to program. All licensure programs require a GPA of 2.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) in all undergraduate course work. Some programs require an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher in the last 60 credit hours. Other programs require a GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate course work. Exceptions may be made when undergraduate course work is judged to have been especially rigorous, and when other application credentials are very strong.
  3. Most master’s and specialist programs require applicants to have a minimum GPA of 3.30 in graduate course work taken prior to application. Doctoral programs usually require a minimum GPA of 3.50 in prior graduate course work. Applicants to licensure programs must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.00 in graduate course work. Individual judgments are made about the rigor of grading in the graduate work presented.
  4. Letters of recommendation must document academic and scholarly performance, strong social and interpersonal skills, emotional maturity, and moral character. Letters of recommendation from professors or instructors who know the applicant’s academic and intellectual skills are preferred. Letters from employers and others who know the applicant’s work habits and character are also acceptable.
  5. Domestic applicants to the master’s degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction and Language Education with a final, cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are not required to take the GRE exam. The GRE is required for all international applicants. Students admitted to doctoral programs in education typically must have a total GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 1100 or better and an analytical writing score of 4 or better. Specialist and most master’s programs require a GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 900 or above and an analytical writing score of 3.5 or better for admission. The test must have been taken within five years prior to application. Generally, students in licensure-only programs are not required to submit GRE scores unless applying to the Counselor Education Licensure Program, which requires scores to be submitted. There may be exceptions. Please contact advisor. However, if these students switch to another program or apply to an Ed.S. or Ed.D. or Ph.D. program, they will be required to take the GRE.
  6. The applicant’s personal goal statement must specify academic and career goals compatible with the training goals of the program to which application has been made.
  7. Admission to all graduate programs is subject to availability of space. Program faculty size, the number of students already in a program, and the number of new applicants all affect selection ratios in a given year.
  8. The policy of Indiana University prohibits the use of the following characteristics in selecting students to graduate programs: age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious preference, socioeconomic class, country of birth, or physical handicap.

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Admission Process

Application Deadlines for Domestic Students
Application Deadlines for International Students
Admission Decisions
Admission Categories

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Application Deadlines for Domestic Students

For doctoral applications (Ed.D. and Ph.D.), the application deadline for fall matriculation is January 15, except for Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, for which the deadline is December 1. To insure full consideration for financial support and because some programs limit the numbers of students they accept each year, early application is strongly recommended.

Applications submitted by January 15 will automatically be considered for university, School of Education, and departmental fellowships, assistantships, and fee scholarships. (See the section titled Financial Support.) Most fellowships, fee scholarships, and assistantships are awarded immediately after this date. Late applications will be considered in some programs until June 1, but only when space is available, and with greatly reduced opportunity for financial support. For spring matriculation to doctoral programs (not including Higher Education, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology), the deadline for applications is November 1.

The summer admission deadline is March 1, except for Counseling, Learning, and Developmental Sciences and School Psychology, which do not admit students for summer semesters.

Applications to Master’s and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) programs should be submitted by March 1 for fall matriculation, except for Student Affairs Administration, for which the deadline is January 15, and for the Ed.S. in School Psychology, for which the deadline is December 1. Late applications will be considered in some programs until June 1, but only when space is available. For spring matriculation, November 1 is the deadline for all master’s and Ed.S. programs (except for School Psychology and Higher Education and Student Affairs, which do not have spring admissions). For summer matriculation, March 1 is the deadline (see exceptions on chart). It should be noted that most fellowships, assistantships, and fee scholarships are awarded to doctoral students only.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the chairperson of the department to which they are applying for the latest information regarding financial assistance.


FALL SPRING SUMMER
Indianapolis Programs March 1 November 1 March 1

Bloomington Programs
All Ed.D. and Ph.D. Programs except as noted below January 15 November 1 March 1
All M.S. and Ed.S. Programs except as noted below March 1 November 1 March 1
Counseling and Counselor Education (M.S. and Ed.S.) March 1 November 1 None
Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) December 1 None None
Higher Education (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) January 15 None None
Instructional Systems Technology (Ph.D.) January 15 None None
Literacy, Culture, and Language Education Rolling admissions
Learning and Developmental Sciences/Educational Psychology (Ed.S.) January 15 None None
School Psychology (Ph.D. and Ed.S.) December 1 None None
Student Affairs Administration (M.S.) January 15 None None

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Application Deadlines for International Students

International applicants must submit their application to the Office of International Admissions as described above. Applicants are advised to submit all application materials well in advance of the final deadlines. All applications for Ph.D. programs for summer or fall admission must be received by the Office of International Admissions by December 1. However, Counseling Psychology Ph.D., School Psychology Ph.D., and Ed.S. applicants should send all materials to the Office of International Admissions by November 1. The application deadline for fall admission to all other graduate degree programs is March 1, except for Learning and Developmental Sciences and Student Affairs Administration, which have a January 15 deadline. Applications for spring admission must be received by September 1.

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Admission Decisions

It is crucial that each applicant submit a complete application file. No application for admission can be considered by a department until all supporting materials are received, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and, for students whose first language is not English, TOEFL scores. Applications are held by the Office of Graduate Studies and are not forwarded to departments for admission decisions until all required documents are assembled. Only then are applications reviewed by faculty members in the relevant department or program area. For applications to Bloomington programs, departments and program areas make their admission recommendations to the associate dean for graduate studies after reviewing applications. Once an admission decision has been approved by the associate dean, the applicant receives an official letter indicating admission action. For applications to Indianapolis programs, program area faculty committees make admission recommendations to the director of student services, who sends each applicant a letter indicating admission action.

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Admission Categories

  1. Unconditional admission.
    This is a full or nonprobationary admission status. This status indicates that the applicant has met all essential admission requirements. This admission status is valid for two years. If an admittee fails to matriculate within this time, the admission status is terminated.
  2. Conditional admission.
    This is a probationary admission status. This status is awarded when all required application materials have been received and the applicant meets most, but not all, admission criteria. A set of conditions is specified (e.g., student must earn a minimum grade point average over a specific set of courses). Conditional admission status is valid for the period indicated in the condition, but no longer than one year. If the condition is met, unconditional admission is granted. If the condition is not met, admission status is terminated. Students may not graduate from a degree program unless they have achieved unconditional admission status.
  3. Denied admission.
    Applicants who are denied admission to a degree or licensure program may reapply, or they may apply for admission to another graduate program. Applicants denied admission to a program may not take course work in that program area without the written permission of the department chair.

Special Student Status
Special student status is awarded to persons wishing to take a limited number of credit hours for personal or professional development. This includes those wishing to take courses for personal enjoyment, those seeking to renew a teaching license, and visiting graduate students from other universities. Students who seek admission to a graduate degree program or a graduate licensure program are not eligible for special student status. Special student status is granted for 15 credit hours or one year, whichever comes first. This status is renewable through reapplication.

Credit hours earned during special student status may or may not be counted in graduate programs. The department chair or program head and the associate dean of graduate studies must approve the inclusion of courses taken during special student status in degree and licensure programs. Such approval may be granted only after the student has been admitted to a graduate program. The maximum number of credit hours earned during special student status that may be used in a degree program is 15. On the Bloomington campus, applications for special student status may be made by contacting the distance education registrar, deregstr@indiana.edu; Wright Education 2100, (812) 856-8548. In Indianapolis, application for special student status may be made in Education/Social Work 3131, (317) 274-6868.

Distance Education
The School of Education Distance Education Program offers beginning and experienced educators fully accredited course work delivered via the Internet. Topics range widely across the elementary and secondary curricula, offering graduate-level credit that will help meet certification and recertification requirements in school districts across the country and around the world, and may potentially become part of a master’s program. (See, for example, the master’s programs in Instructional Systems Technology and in Literacy, Culture and Language Education.) Students participating in some distance education courses do not need to be Indiana University students. Students who are interested in a particular distance education course should contact the distance education registrar, deregstr@indiana.edu, Wright Education 2100.

Online or Web-based courses are conducted entirely on the Internet. Online chat sessions may be part of some of these courses. Students with e-mail and Internet access may read and respond to course material on their own schedules, as long as work is completed by designated times.

All distance education courses follow the semester timeline, beginning and ending at the same time as traditional classes. Fees for online courses vary depending on the program and course structure. In most situations, students who are already enrolled at Indiana University pay the same fee as they would for an on-campus course. Other students usually pay in-state tuition plus $35 per credit hour. As distance education programs develop, this fee structure is subject to change. Students may register for courses in non-degree-granting programs online at www.indiana.edu/~disted/. At the current time, distance education students in degree-granting programs must register through the regular system (see Registration Procedure).

For answers to frequently asked questions, see www.indiana.edu/~disted/support.html. For answers to specific questions, send an e-mail to deregstr@indiana.edu.

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Enrollment in Classes

Registration Procedure
Auditing Courses
Temporary Intercampus Transfer
Changing Campuses
Information about Housing

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Registration Procedure

Students admitted to the Bloomington campus before July for fall matriculation will be sent a current Enrollment Bulletin by the university registrar. Students admitted after July and students admitted for matriculation in the spring or summer terms will receive an Enrollment Bulletin during new student registration. Students admitted to the Bloomington campus may access the schedule of classes at registrar.indiana.edu. For Bloomington students, the online schedule of classes lists all courses to be taught in the subsequent term, with meeting times, meeting locations, and instructors. Students admitted to IUPUI may access the schedule of classes at www.registrar.iupui.edu/.

The first step in the registration procedure for education students is to meet with your advisor. At the Bloomington campus, students can register in one of two ways: (1) through OneStart, a self-service Web-based registration system available at onestart.iu.edu, and (2) in person at the Registration Center in Franklin Hall, Room 101. For more information and instructions on registration, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Web site at registrar.indiana.edu.

Indianapolis students may register online at onestart.iu.edu. More information is available at www.registrar.iupui.edu.

All students wishing to enroll in graduate courses must have an admission status, either (a) unconditional or conditional, (b) licensure program, or (c) special nondegree student status.

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Auditing Courses

Students may register for courses on an audit basis. Audited courses are listed on the student’s transcript but carry no credit, and no grade is recorded. Students are not allowed to audit classes without registering as an auditor. The registration fee for auditing classes at Bloomington is currently $25 per credit hour. The registration fee for auditing classes at Indianapolis is the same as the fee for taking the class for credit.

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Temporary Intercampus Transfer

Students admitted to a program on one campus of Indiana University may take courses on other IU campuses. To take courses on another campus for one semester or summer session, a student must obtain a temporary intercampus transfer form, available at the Office of Graduate Studies on the campus at which the student was admitted.

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Changing Campuses

Students admitted to a master’s degree or licensure program who wish to be admitted to the counterpart program on another campus must request by letter that the Office of Graduate Studies/Student Services at the campus of origin send all transcripts, test scores, the goal statement, and letters of recommendation to the destination campus. They must also send a letter to the graduate admission office at the destination campus requesting admission to the program of choice. In addition, they must submit a new application form, since these forms are unique to each campus. This application will be processed as a new application for admission.

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Housing Information

At the Bloomington campus most graduate students reside in university residence halls and apartments or in private houses and apartments in and around Bloomington. Information about university housing can be obtained from Halls of Residence, Indiana University, 801 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-2107, (812-855-5601).

At IUPUI, there are various options available for on-campus housing. Campus apartments on the River Walk offer a residential learning experience in a whole new learning community. The Office of Housing and Residence Life is the guide to housing and living on campus. Contact the office at:

IUPUI Contracts and Assignments Office

405 Porto Alegre Street
Suite 170
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5816
Phone: (317) 274-7200
Fax: (317) 274-3934
1-800-631-3974
E-mail: reshalls@iupui.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (EST)

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