Bloomington Programs

Secondary Education Programs

Anchor Program
General Education—Anchor Program and A Community of Teachers (36-37 credit hours) 

Indiana University Bloomington faculty have established a "common" set of general education requirements. The general education requirements include: Foundations (3 credits of English composition and 3 credits of Mathematical Modeling); Breadth of Inquiry (6 credits of Arts and Humanities, 5-6 credits of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and 6 credits of Social and Historical Studies); World Languages & Culture (6 credits); and Shared Goals (3 credits of Intensive Writing, 3 credits of Informaton Fluency, 3 credits of Diversity in the USA, and 10-16 credits of Enriching Educational Experiences). To determine which courses fulfill the approved distribution requirement, see: Credit earned in general education may be used where applicable to partially meet the course requirements in some content fields. All SOE undergraduate programs meet or exceed these requirements.

Content Fields (36-57 credit hours)—Anchor Program and A Community of Teachers (majors)
Credit hour requirements for majors are listed below. To be licensed, a student must have at least one major academic area. The requirements in the various subject matter majors are provided below. For specific program requirements see: Successful completion of a program in four years requires attention to when courses are offered and prerequisites.

Health Education (34 credit hours) Program information for this major is only available through the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) bulletin.

Journalism (36 credit hours) This major examines both the techniques and ethics of news reporting, photojournalism, and broadcast media as applied to the schools. The program is managed by the School of Journalism. Students should contact the Journalism academic advisor early in order to access 12 credit hours of authorized journalism courses prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.    

Language Arts/English (37 credits hours) The secondary English Education program includes course work in writing, critical reading, grammar and literature, as well as teaching methodologies.

Mathematics (42 credit hours) The student must have already achieved a level of mathematics knowledge and skills to begin with a first-semester calculus course. College course work may be taken to acquire competence, but such course work will not count as hours of credit toward the major or minor in mathematics.

Chemistry, Earth-Space Science, Life Sciences, or Physics (43 credits) The secondary science programs include 21 credit hours of general science requirements and 25-36 hours in a selected specialty.  

Social Studies (57 credits hours) This major's course work distribution consists of three parts, 27 credit hours of a social studies overview, 27 credit hours of a primary area in history or political science, and 15 hours in a secondary field econmics, geography, government, history, psychology or sociology.  

Theatre (34 credit hours) Majors in this area are required to be admitted to and meet the College of Arts and Sciences requirements. The program includes acting, script analysis, theatre arts, and history of the theatre. Students should establish contact with the Department of Theatre and Drama for academic advising.


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