School of Education

Admission

Thank you for your interest in the School of Education. There are several benchmarks in the School of Education. As an IU East student, upon declaring Education as your major, you will be admitted as a pre-education student. Upon successful completion of the first 24 credit hours, English W131, Speech S121, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 you will be admitted to the School of Education as an education major.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a separate process. This happens at the end of the sophomore year for elementary education majors and at the end of the junior year for secondary education majors – after the pre-requisite courses have been completed. The TEP Application Form must be completed and given to the School of Education admissions and retention committee chair before any methods courses can be taken. There is a different TEP Application Form (LB) for students at the Lawrenceburg campus. Praxis I scores or ACT/SAT scores must be submitted to IU East prior to admission. There is also a writing sample and interview process each semester which must be completed satisfactorily for admission to the TEP. After you have completed these steps, you will receive a letter from the Admissions Committee stating whether you have been admitted, denied, or deferred admission into the TEP.

Admission for both the Elementary and Secondary majors requires completion of ENG-W 131 and SPCH-S 121 with at least a C in each course. If you do not meet these standards you will be required to take additional course work in the deficient area, earning at least a B- or better. It is further required that these basic courses be completed prior to enrollment in the TEP.

Admission to Student Teaching is another benchmark in the program. Students are required to attend a student teaching application meeting the year BEFORE they wish to student teach in order to secure a placement for the following year.

Students should see their advisors regularly, as there are minimum grade requirements for many of the pre-requisite courses for admission to the TEP and Student Teaching. You will complete your application during the meeting.

Please contact the School of Education office if you have questions about the admissions process: 765-973-8224