Policies & Procedures
Teacher Certification for Non-School of Education Students
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 http://education.indiana.edu/programsheets). 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.