Distinctions & Opportunities

Opportunities Outside the College

School of Education
Minor in Educational Studies

This minor is designed for undergraduates outside the School of Education interested in education as a field of study, i.e. as a social institution, public policy arena, or as a developmental process. Students interested in the education minor must meet with a School of Education academic advisor to identify a course plan and have the minor entered onto their undergraduate program record.

Note: The following three requirements apply to minors offered and transcripted by the College:

  • students must complete 6 credit hours in the minor on the Bloomington campus;
  • any course in which the student receives a grade below C- cannot be used to fulfill a minor requirement;
  • the grade point average of all courses taken in fulfillment of minor requirements must be at least 2.000.

15 credit hours in education courses, including:

One of the following foundations courses: EDUC F205 or H340 (3 cr.)
One of the following developmental/learning courses or course sequences:

  • P248 (3 cr.)
  • P251 and M101 (4 cr.)
  • P254 and M201(5 cr.)
  • P312 and P313 (6 cr.)
  • P314 (3 cr.)
Select additional course work from the following courses for a total of at least 15 credit hours.
At least 6 credit hours must be at the 300–400 level.

(all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted)

General Education

  • *EDUC F200 Examining Self as Teacher
  • EDUC G203 Communication in the Classroom

Educational Psychology

  • *EDUC P251 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers AND
  • EDUC M101 Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • *EDUC P248 Development of the Healthy Student
  • *EDUC P254 Educational Psychology for Teachers of All Grades
  • EDUC M201 Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • *EDUC P312 Learning Theory into Practice AND
  • *EDUC P313 Adolescents in a Learning Community
  • EDUC P314 Life Span Development
  • PSY P315 Developmental Psychology

Foundations of Education

  • *EDUC F205 Study of Education & the Practice of Teaching
  • EDUC F401 Topical Exploration in Education (1–3 cr.)
  • *EDUC H340 Education and American Culture

Art Education

  • *EDUC M135 Self Instruction in Art (1–3 cr.)
  • *EDUC M200 Artifacts, Museums & Everyday Life

Computer Education

  • *EDUC W200 Using Computers in Education
  • EDUC W210 Survey of Computer Based Education
  • EDUC W220 Technical Issues in Computer Based Education

Mathematics Education

  • EDUC M302 Algebra Throughout the Secondary Curriculum (P: M301 or M303; C: T403) (1 cr.)
  • EDUC M302 Math Modeling Throughout the Secondary Curriculum (C: M447) (1 cr.)
  • EDUC M302 Calculus Throughout the Secondary Curriculum (C: M212) (1 cr.)
  • EDUC M302 Probability and Statistics Throughout the Secondary Curriculum (C: M365) (1 cr.)

Multiculutural Education

  • *EDUC E300 Elementary Education for a Pluralistic Society OR
  • *EDUC M300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • EDUC T450 Cultural/Community Forces and the Schools

Special Education

  • * EDUC K205 Introduction to Exceptional Children

Individualized Research (By Arrangement With Individual Faculty)

  • EDUC K490 Research in Special Education (1–3 cr.)
  • EDUC E490 Research in Elementary Education (1–3 cr.)
  • EDUC L490 Research in Language Education (1–3 cr.)
  • EDUC P490 Research in Educational Psychology (1–3 cr.)
  • EDUC S490 Research in Secondary School (1–3 cr.)
  • EDUC W450 Research in Instructional Computing (1–6 cr.)
  • EDUC X490 Research in Language Education (1–6 cr.)

Courses marked with an (*) asterisk meet teacher education program requirements as specified.

Teacher’s Certificate

With very careful planning, a student may, in four years, earn a teacher’s certificate for senior high/junior high/middle school and complete the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. For details, please speak to an advisor in the department in the College that offers your major and to an advisor in the School of Education.

Most undergraduate professional education courses numbered 301 and above (except H340, K306, P312, and P313) are closed to students who have not been admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Students are encouraged to apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program during the first semester of their junior year. Criteria for admission are:

  • An overall grade point average of 2.500 or higher.
  • Successful completion of the state-mandated PRAXIS I Pre-Professional Skills Test (reading, writing, and mathematics).
  • Completion of at least 21 credit hours of coursework in the major (15 credit hours completed and a maximum of 6 credit hours in progress) with a 2.500 (except mathematics 2.000) or higher grade point average.
  • Successful completion of or enrollment in Education M300, P312, P313, and W200 for secondary students.
  • Applications to start authorized classes in the spring semester must be submitted at https://info.educ.indiana.edu/teachered/ by October 1; applications to start in the fall semester must be submitted by March 1.
Minimum Academic Standards for Licensing
  • An overall grade point average of 2.500 or higher.
  • A grade point average of 2.500 or higher (2.000 for mathematics) in all courses in the content field (major).
  • A grade point average of 2.500 or higher in all professional education courses and no grade lower than C.
  • Successful completion of Praxis II test in the content field (major).
  • Successful completion of all program course work requirements.
  • Successful candidates apply to the State of Indiana for an initial secondary teaching license at the Middle School/Junior High/Senior High settings. 

All secondary programs are under revision. Please contact a School of Education advisor at (812) 856-8500 or edhelp [at] indiana [dot] edu (Education Help) for accurate and current information.