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General Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees

Student Information System (SIS)
General Requirements
Timeline for Meeting Requirements
Early Field Experiences and Student Teaching
Student Teaching/Practicum Options: Special Cultural Learning Opportunities
Application for Licensure


Academic advising for each student in the School of Education is provided by an academic advisor before each semester's enrollment. Although academic advising is intended to provide effective guidance and students are encouraged to seek the counsel of their advisors, students are responsible for planning their own programs, keeping informed about program changes, and meeting the following degree requirements for graduation.

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Student Information System (SIS)

The online computerized student advising system is available to all students. Students should use this system to monitor their progress toward meeting degree requirements. Information about SIS is available on the registrar's Web site (www.registrar.indiana.edu), in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin, from an academic advisor, and the Office of Teacher Education.

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General Requirements

The specific requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Education are as follows:

  1. Admission to the Indiana University, the School of Education, and the Teacher Education Program.
  2. The completion of the requirements for teaching certificates, as outlined in this bulletin.
  3. The completion of at least 35 credit hours of junior- and senior-level courses (courses numbered 300 or above).
  4. The completion of at least 30 of the last 60 credit hours required for a specific degree program while in residence at the Bloomington campus of the School of Education. These 30 credit hours include student teaching as well as methods course(s) in the major teaching area. At Bloomington, the 30 credit hours should include either one 12 credit hour regular semester or two 6 credit hour summer sessions. The student must also take some of the course work in the major on the Bloomington campus, unless transferring from an Indiana University campus where a degree in the major is offered. In such cases, the requirement that some of the course work in the major area be taken on the campus may be waived if it seems appropriate.
  5. The completion of the professional education courses, as stipulated in the specific program, and all of the general education and subject-matter courses required for recommendation by Indiana University for a teacher's certificate.
  6. The Early Childhood Education Program requires the completion of 125 credit hours of academic credit.
  7. The Elementary Theory into Practice Program and the Teaching All Learners Program require the completion of 128 credit hours of academic credit.
  8. The Secondary and All-Grade Programs both require the completion of a minimum of 124 credit hours of academic credit (see specific program for details).
  9. A cumulative overall GPA of 2.5 must be earned in all work taken at Indiana University.
  10. At Bloomington, all professional and technology course work must be completed within the preceding 10 years of program completion. Course work that is 10 or more years old may be considered in the program if revalidated. The program faculty will establish the requirements for course revalidation and may limit the amount of old course work they allow in a program. The methods of revalidating professional and technology courses may include, but are not limited to: (a) passing an examination specifically covering the material taught in the course, (b) completion of a more advanced course in the same subject area, (c) presenting evidence of extensive professional experience that requires the application of material taught in the course or competence in the requisite skill areas. Students must meet the certification standards in place at the time of application to the state to be recommended for a license.
  11. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in required professional education courses. In addition, students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each required professional education class.
  12. Elementary, early childhood, and special education students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in general-education subject matter courses within each of the following distribution areas: mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts. In addition, elementary students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 for their area of concentration.
  13. Senior high/junior high/middle school and all school settings students must achieve a m inimum GPA of 2.5 in each content field. Specific teaching majors may have additional requirements. See the description of the particular major for details.
  14. Only credit hours (but not grades from other institutions) may be transferred to Indiana University. Grades earned at other institutions are disregarded after credit conversion is verified. Therefore, only the grades earned in courses taken at any Indiana University campus will be used to compute a student's GPA.

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Timeline for Meeting Requirements

Students should take the following steps (.pdf format) toward gaining admission to the School of Education/Teacher Education Program (SoE/TEP) and fulfilling degree requirements in a timely manner.

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Early Field Experiences and Student Teaching

For information about early field experiences, refer to the Early Field Experience Student Handbook, which is available in Education 1020M or on the Web at www.indiana.edu/~fieldexp/. For information about student teaching and practicum experiences, refer to the Student Teaching Web site, www.indiana.edu/~stuteach.

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Student Teaching/Practicum Options: Special Cultural Learning Opportunities

The American Indian Reservation Student Teaching and Overseas Student Teaching Projects
These projects features student teaching for students seeking elementary, secondary (almost every subject area), all-grade, and special education teaching certificates on American Indian reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, and overseas in Australia, Costa Rica, England, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Taiwan, and Wales.

To find out more about these unique student teaching opportunities, visit www.indiana.edu/~cultural, e-mailcultural@indiana.edu, or call (812) 856-8507.

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Application for Licensure

To apply for licensure, students must file an Application for a Teaching License available through the Office of Teacher Education. Note: Passing scores for all state licensure exams, Praxis I: Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) and the Praxis II (Specialty Tests), as well as a criminal history check, must be on file with the School of Education before applications can be processed.

Program change: Students beginning their teacher education programs on or after July 1, 2002, will follow the Rules 2002-based curriculum. Each license issued under Rules 2002 will include school setting(s) or levels that a person may teach and the content field(s) or subjects that the individual may teach. Each license must include at least one school setting and one content field.

Initial License in Early Childhood Education: Generalist, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary Grades (K-3).

Initial License in Elementary Education: Generalist, Elementary Primary and Elementary Intermediate, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades (K-6).

Initial License in Secondary Education: Content Field Specialist, Early Adolescence and Adolescence/Young Adult (6-12).

Initial License in K-12 Education: This license includes four school settings: Early Childhood Education-Primary Level (K-3); Middle Childhood Education-Intermediate Level (4-6); Early Adolescent-Middle School Level; and Adolescent/Young Adult-High School Level. There must be at least one content field included on this license (Music, Physical Education, or Visual Arts).

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