School of Education

Undergraduate Academic Policies

Correspondence Courses Students in the School of Education receive credit for correspondence work only in exceptional cases, with the consent of the Dean of Education. If a correspondence course is to be applied toward graduation requirements during the current semester, it must be completed at least 15 days prior to the close of regular campus classes that semester. Students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours in general education academic subjects by correspondence. Exceptions to this rule will be considered on an individual basis by the Dean of Education. In no case will correspondence credit exceed 18 credit hours, and no required professional education courses may be completed by correspondence.

Special Grading Policies

See university grading policies in the Academic Regulations section of this Bulletin.

Application for Bachelor of Science in Education

Students should file an application for the degree with the Dean of the School of Education at Indiana University Kokomo at their last registration before completing degree requirements. Students completing degrees in the School of Education in absentia must notify the Dean at least two months prior to the date the degree is to be granted. Graduation dates at IU Kokomo occur in December, May, and August. Students planning to graduate in December must apply for their degrees by September 15. May, and August graduates must apply by January 15. Application for a degree is the student’s responsibility. The School of Education will not be responsible for students who fail to file their application in time.

Application for Indiana Teacher’s License

Basic Skills Competency Options: Praxis I and Alternatives
Prior to admission to a teacher preparation program, prospective Indiana educators are required to pass the Praxis I tests, which measure basic academic skills, or an approved alternative. The following additional assessments/routes are acceptable to document basic skills competency at the time of admission to a teacher preparation program:
ACT with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science;
SAT with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math;
GRE with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative prior to 8/1/11;
GRE with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative after 8/1/11; or
Praxis I composite score of at least 527 based on Reading, Writing, and Math.
Notes: ACT, SAT, and GRE scores do not include writing. Anyone with a Master's Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is exempt from this requirement.
After December 31, 2012, Praxis I will not be offered. Beginning January 1, 2013, for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) students will take the Pearson Core Academic Skills Assessment.

Praxis II

Indiana Educators are required to pass the Praxis Series II tests for the content areas that appear on their licenses. Information about specific tests and qualifying scores for Indiana can be found at the ETS website ( Additional information on licensure requirements is at

After September 1, 2013, TEP candidates will take the Pearson Content and Pedagogy exams for licensure. Candidates may take Praxis II until August 3,1 2013.
Courses required in the four-year degree curriculum may be found on the IU Kokomo School of Education Web site ( Students should plan their programs in consultation with an academic advisor and should monitor their programs to ensure all degree requirements are met. Failure to do so will delay program completion.

A three-year degree program is also available for students who attain at least a 3.5 out of 4.00 GPA at their high school, receive at least 1100 on their SAT or 25 on their ACT, and who receive an Academic Honors diploma. A program of study may be found on the IU Kokomo School of Education Web site (  


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