How to Apply
Are you passionate about working with children and adolescents? Are you energized by creating environments where learners are engaged and encouraged to achieve? If so, you already possess the most important qualities for a future teacher. At the IU School of Education, we’ll help you develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in education.
General Admission Requirements
Your teaching career begins when you apply for admission to Indiana University.
During your first year of study, you must meet the following requirements before you can apply for admission to our Teacher Education Program:
- Complete a minimum of 26 credit hours of study with a cumulative 2.5 GPA
- Complete the admission requirements for your particular degree program
- Secondary and All School Settings programs:Maintain a 2.5 GPA in your content area (Secondary Mathematics Education requires a minimum 2.0 GPA)
- Earn qualifying scores in reading, writing, and mathematics on the CASA, ACT, or SAT
Admission to the Teacher Education Program is competitive, and applicants are ranked by their GPAs and test scores.
Direct Admit Scholars
Students who demonstrate academic ability and a sincere passion for teaching can apply for direct admission to the IU School of Education when they apply to Indiana University. Learn about the Direct Admit Scholars program »
Transition to Teaching from Other Careers
If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can earn a secondary teaching license in just one year. Learn about our Transition to Teaching Program »