Degree Requirements

B.S. Education Degree Requirements

Certification Criteria:

Currently, freshmen are "admitted" first to University Division. Once meeting specific School criteria, students certify into the respective School. Presently, the certification criteria into the School of Education include:

  • Completion of 30 credit hours;
  • Overall 2.5 IU GPA; and
  • Successful completion (C or better grade) of EDUC-G 203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals.

Overall Degree Elements:

  • Minimum of 120 credit hours to complete the degree.
  • School of Education Credit Hours: minimum of 75% (90) credit hours must be earned in School of Education coursework.
  • Upper Division Credit Hours: Minimum of 40% (48) credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • Residency: Minimum of 30 of the last 60 credit hours must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  • Minimum overall IU GPA of 2.5 to earn the degree.

General Education Requirements: (includes both campus and current School of Education requirements)

  1. English Composition: One approved course.
  2. Mathematical Modeling: One approved course.
  3. Arts & Humanities: 6 credit hours of approved courses.
  4. Social & Historical Studies: 6 credit hours of approved courses.
  5. Natural & Mathematical Sciences: 6 credit hours of approved courses (3 credit hours of which must be a natural science course).
  6. World Languages & Cultures: Three options to choose from including foreign language study, 6 credit hours of approved world culture courses or an approved study abroad program.
    1. Global Gateway Overseas opportunity meets the requirements for World Language and Cultures. Coursework must be successfully completed to count.
  7. Shared Goals
    1. Intensive Writing: One approved course (EDUC-H 205 or EDUC-H 340).
    2. Information Fluency: One approved course (EDUC-W 200).
    3. Diversity in the United States: One approved course (EDUC-E 300 or EDUC-M 300).
    4. Enriching Education Experiences: One approved course (EDUC-G 203).

Major Requirements:

  • A minimum of 48 credit hours are required in the major, though some majors may require more.
  • A minimum of 75% of the major credit hours must be completed at the 300-400 level.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the professional education.
  • An IU GPA of at least 2.5 for all courses taken in the major, including those where a grade lower than a C- is earned, is required.
  • Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the respective School committee, subject to final approval by the School of Education.

Additional Considerations:

Non-Education Minor Courses: Education students are encouraged to pursue academic minors outside of the School of Education to explore their interests and round out their college experiences. Education academic advisors can help students evaluate how outside minors can add value to their degree.

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