School of Education
General Rules for All Undergraduate Programs
Transfer CreditAlthough grades do not transfer and are not computed in a student’s IU Southeast grade point average (GPA), the School of Education uses transfer grades to determine eligibility requirements, including the GPA for admission to teacher education. Transfer grades are also used to determine graduation and licensing eligibility in academic plans and areas.
Currency of Course WorkAll courses listed in the Professional Education Block must be completed within a 10-year period before graduation. Area requirements outside of education must also be completed within a 10-year period unless a waiver is granted by the program’s coordinator and the dean. Approval would be based on the significance of changes in the particular content area.
Variance from RequirementsStudents requesting a variance from course or program requirements may petition for an exception. Exception forms are available in the School of Education. Students will receive written notification of the decision and appeals process.
Good Standing in Teacher Education
To remain in good standing in the Teacher Education Program, candidates in elementary, secondary, and special education must:
- maintain an overall Indiana University GPA of 2.5 or higher for elementary and special education, 2.75 or higher for secondary education;
- complete each professional education course with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and if pursuing special education, earn no less than a grade of B– (2.7) in each special education course;
- maintain a minimum overall GPA in professional education courses of 2.5 (or Satisfactory in courses graded as S/F) for elementary and special education and 2.75 (or Satisfactory in courses graded as S/F) for secondary education; and
- maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for elementary and special education, 2.75 for secondary education in each licensing area with no grade less than C (content area blocks for elementary and special education majors).
Candidate program status is assessed through multiple means at various summative decision points in the program. Candidates not in good standing may be required to complete professional improvement plans prior to continuing in the program.
To Be Eligible for DegreeCandidates must pass all decision points within their respective programs and complete all campuswide requirements in order to be eligible for a bachelor’s degree. Candidates in the Elementary Education, Special Education, and Secondary Education Programs must apply for the degree by October 1 for graduation in May, March 1 for August graduation, and June 1 for December graduation.
To Be Eligible for Licensure
Candidates are responsible for completing the necessary application processes for a teaching license. License applications cannot be forwarded to the state until all program and degree requirements are met. To be eligible for teacher licensure, all candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Complete all program GPA and course work requirements.
- For elementary and special education, earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.5; for secondary earn a minimum overall of GPA of 2.75.
- For elementary and special education, earn a minimum of GPA of 2.5 in professional education courses; for secondary education earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 in professional education courses; with a minimum of C (2.0) (special education with a B– in each special education course) in each course.
- For elementary and special education, earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in each licensing area; for secondary education, earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 in each licensing area with no grade less than C.
- Pass Praxis I or an approved alternative (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; or Praxis I composite score of 527 based on Reading, Writing and Math) and Praxis II, per state- and program-prescribed levels.
- Pass a criminal history check required by the state of license sought.
- Earn valid certification from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association in CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training.