Admission Process

  • Please contact Ms. Elaine Barr,, (812) 941-2386 for academic advising at HH 108B.
  • Application Deadlines: December 1 and August 1
    • Applications submitted by December 1: Applicant will be considered for the Spring Cohort.
    • Applications submitted by August 1: Applicant will be considered for the Fall Cohort.
  • Candidates accepted into the Special Education Program will be required to complete four major summative decision points.
  • The Elementary Education Program accepts no more than 50 candidates each fall and spring semester. These candidates include both the Special Education Program and the Elementary Education Program.

Admission Requirements

  1. Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better in each Content area (Language arts, math, social studies, science).
  2. All General Education courses (except COAS S104) and all Additional Program Requirement Courses must have grades of C or better.
  3. All Education courses must have grades of B- or better
  4. Completed one of the following mathematics courses: MATH-M110, MATH-M114, MATH-M118, MATH-T102, MATH-T103 and F200.
  5. Completed Language Arts Content courses (SPCH-S121, ENG-W 131, 2nd writing, literature or Humanities) with minimum grades of C and minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  6. Including current enrollment, candidates have a least 51 credit hours towards their General Education courses, Pre-Special Education courses and Additional Program Requirement Courses
  7. Passed one of the following basic skills tests (Note: You can use mixed or multiple tests to meet the qualifying admission test scores for reading and math):
    • Praxis Core with the following qualifying scores - Reading (168) and Mathematics (21)
    • ACT with the following qualifying scores– Reading (21), and Mathematics (21)
    • SAT with the following qualifying scores
      • Test taken prior to March 1, 2016
        Combined score of at least 1,100 based on Critical Reading and Math (Sum o VE + MA scores = 1,100)
      • Test taken on or after March 1, 2016
        Reading and Writing (543) and Mathematics (533)
    • Core Academic Skills Assessment CASA with the following qualifying scores– Reading – test code 001 (220) and Math – test code 002 (220)


  1. Pre-Secondary, Secondary, and Transfer Education Students:
    • Please contact Ms. Elaine Barr,, (812) 941-2386 for advising at Hillside Hall Room 108B.
  2. Teaching Licenses:
    • Please contact D'Andrea L. Williams, Undergraduate and Graduate Licensing Advisor,, (812) 941-2251, Hillside Hall Room 108 D for licensing questions.

Please see the Bulletin for more detailed information