Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points

Grade points will be checked at the end of each semester beginning when students earn 30 hours. An overall grade-point average of at least 3.0 is required for admission to teaching candidacy (at the end of DP1) and continuation in all educator preparation programs.

For admission to teacher candidacy and to register in designated 300-level and above professional education courses, students must have:

  • earned grades of C or better in designated 100- and 200-level professional education courses,
    including an introductory professional education course, and COMM 210 or equivalent
  • earned a minimum of 45 credits with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0
  • satisfied course and assessment requirements specified by the student’s licensure area. For
    specific requirements, students should see their DegreeWorks and Tk-20 profiles

To register for student-teaching courses, students must have:

  • earned grades of C or better in all required professional education courses
  • earned a minimum of 93 credits with overall grade-point average of at least 3.0
  • maintained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in professional education courses and 2.5 in the major and in all content area courses
  • satisfied course and assessment requirements specified by the student’s licensure area. For specific requirements, students should see their DegreeWorks and Tk20 profiles
  • an approved application for student teaching

To be recommended for graduation, candidates must have:

  • earned credit in student teaching
  • completed all requirements for graduation with an overall grade-point average of 3.0
  • maintained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in all professional education courses and 2.5 in the major and in all content area courses

In addition, to be recommended for licensure, candidates must have:

  • passed the Indiana Academic Core Assessments in the appropriate Developmental (Pedagogy) Area and Content Area
  • provided evidence of current CPR/AED certification (through state approved agencies) prior to license recommendation
  • provided evidence of completion of suicide prevention training (through state approved agencies) prior to license recommendation