A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass. Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes. In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option. A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
Professional Education Semesters are sequential and must be completed in order.
Teacher Education Requirements:
Overall GPA 2.8
Content Education Coursework: 2.8
Professional Education Coursework: 3.0 (No grade lower than a B- in HDFS 31000, 40500, 40600, 40800, 40900 and no grade lower than a C- in remaining professional education courses)
At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework required at 300 level or higher to meet graduation requirements.
Minimum 2.80 grade point average required to qualify for admission to teacher education and student teaching.
Students must meet criteria for admission to the Teacher Education program.
The ♦ course is considered critical.
In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”.