B.S. Degree with Honors
The School of Education recognizes high cumulative grade point averages 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.
Application for DegreeFull-time students should file an application for a 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. At IUPUI, all degree candidates must have passing scores on Praxis II: National Teachers Exam (NTE) Specialty Tests to qualify for graduation and certification. On the Bloomington campus, students must obtain the form and file the application at the Office of Teacher Education, Education Building; at IUPUI, students must obtain the form and file the application at the Education Student Services Office, Education/Social Work Building 3131. 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.
Application for LicensureFile an Application for a Teaching License available through Career Services at IU Bloomington or from Education Student Services at IUPUI within two weeks of graduation. Note: Passing scores for all state licensure exams Praxis I: Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) and the Praxis II: National Teachers Exam (NTE) Specialty Tests, as well as a criminal history check must be on file with the School of Education before applications can be processed.