Degree Requirements

Certification to the School of Education

Students may be certified into the School of Education either as Direct Admit Scholar or by meeting certification requirements while in University Division (UD) or other academic units on campus. 

Direct Admit Scholars

A number of highly qualified incoming freshman will be invited for direct admission into the School of Education. Direct Admit Scholars receive the following opportunities:

  • Direct certification into the School of Education as an incoming freshman student.
  • Consideration for additional scholarships, including a scholarship to student teach abroad or domestically through one of our Global Gateway for Teachers programs.
  • Invitations to special events.
  • Mentoring programs.
  • Academic advising through the School of Education.

How to Apply: To be considered for immediate certification into the School of Education, students must first be admitted to IU with an intended major within the School of Education.  Students who meet the following qualifications are invited to join the Direct Admit Scholars program: 

  • You apply for admission to IU Bloomington by November 1  
  • On your application for admission, you list education as your intended major
  • You have a cumulative grade point average 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scales. Weighted GPs will be converted to a 4.0 scale

If you choose to apply to IU without ACT/SAT scores under the test-optional guidelines you will be reviewed on other aspects of your application, including performance in academic coursework, quality of application essay(s), and additional activities and achievements.

Certification from University Division or Other Academic Units

Students should meet with an education advisor, who can provide guidance in meeting certification requirements. These requirements include: 

  • An overall IU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher; 
  • 30 credit hours of college level coursework completed; and 
  • Completion of EDUC-G 203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals, with a grade of C or better. 

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