Academic Programs

The School of Education offers 38 degree, minor and area certificate programs at the undergraduate level. Many programs - with a little planning - can be combined with other programs to allow for dual teaching licenses, multiple minors or any number of other options. All programs require 120 credits, except Elementary/Exceptional Needs (124+ credits).

Generally, each program requires coursework that addresses:

  • the General Education requirements for the Bloomington campus,
  • the programs respective content area, and
  • the respective program's professional education requirements.

Courses used to satisfy general education requirements also may be applied to fulfill requirements for content area and/or subject matter specialty study. In such cases, the course may be used to meet all requirements to which it will apply, but the credit hours may be counted only once toward the total credit hours needed for a degree.

Indiana University Bloomington offers the following programs. For specific course requirements each each program, click here.

Elementary Education Programs

  • Early Childhood Education: Pre-K, K-3
  • Elementary (Theory into Practice): K-6
  • Elementary/Exceptional Needs (Teaching All Learners): K-6 and Mild Intervention

Secondary Education Programs

  • Anchor Secondary Education: Middle/Junior High/High School
  • Community of Teachers (CoT): Middle/Junior High/High School

Secondary Content Fields

  • Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (CoT only) 
  • Health
  • Journalism
  • Language Arts/English
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Life Science/Biology and Physics
  • Social Studies: Historical Perspectives

All-grades Education Programs 

  • Music Education
  • Visual Art
  • World Languages

License Addition Programs
(Additions can be added to primary license area) 

  • Computer Educator 
  • English as a Second Language 
  • Health (contact School of Public Health for program details)
  • Journalism 
  • Middle Grades Mathematics 
  • Reading 
  • Theatre Secondary 

Non-Teaching Programs

  • Counsleing Psychology
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Secondary Education

Academic Minor Programs
(These minors do not lead to teacher certification.)

  • Community Visual Arts Education
  • Counseling 
  • Education Policy (Offered by O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs)
  • Educational Studies  
  • International and Comparative Education 

Certificate Programs

  • Higher Education and Student Affairs 

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