It is expected that students complete 30 credit hours of coursework per year. If fewer than 30 credits are completed successfully during the fall or spring semesters, or if developmental (non-credit) courses must be taken as prerequisites to required courses (e.g., Math 00100), students are expected to enroll in coursework during the summer terms to get back on track for an on-time graduation. Please note: a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher is required to remain in good standing within the School of Education.
The elementary education program prepares graduates to meet standards for teaching in K–6 settings. Students are prepared according to the standards established by the Indiana Professional Standards Board. In addition, students are immersed in programs of study that challenge them intellectually with new models of instruction and explorations of diversity. All students spend significant time in community schools, where they learn the importance of social justice and democratic practices. They learn to tap the wealth of assets in Indianapolis as they hone their expertise as discipline-based teachers and passionate professionals. The School of Education is committed to preparing teachers who want to make a difference and have the knowledge and skills to do so.