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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TSAP - Elementary Education, BA

About the Program

Elementary Education reflects what is known about the best practices in teacher education and is aligned with state and national standards for elementary school teacher preparation. Professional courses are grouped together and taken sequentially in 6 semester blocks. Each block has an associated Theory into Practice (TIP) field experience that allows students to apply subject matter knowledge and best practices in school, university, and community settings. The Elementary Education plan of study outlines the required courses to complete the degree for licensure. For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting. For teacher licensure information, visit the Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure.

Elementary Education Website

Degree Requirements

128 Credits Required


Program Requirement

Purdue University (from Ivy Tech)

Purdue University (from Vincennes Univ.)


** = Course included in Professional Education GPA (3.0 - “B” average with no grade lower than a “C-“)

♦ = Critical Course (course required for GATE A admission)

  • 2.8 Graduation GPA and a 3.0 Professional Education GPA are required for Indiana licensure recommendation.
  • 32 credit hours at 30000 level or above required (Elementary Education: K-6/ Reading Concentration)
  • The Ivy Tech TSAP plan of study is contingent upon successful admission to the Teacher Education Program (GATE A). If not eligible for GATE A admission, the Ivy Tech student must follow the current Elementary Education program of study.

Teacher Education Program (GATE A) requirements:

  • Satisfy Basic Skills Competency Tests/Alternative
  • Complete Foundational Education Courses: EDCI 28500
  • Overall GPA: 2.8/4.0
  • Professional Educational GPA: 3.0/4.0 with no grade lower than a “C-” and no incomplete grades, “I”
  • Adhere to Criminal Background Check Policy


Date: ____    Basic Skills Competency Tests/Alternative                              Date: ____    Content Tests

Date: ____    GATE A: Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP)     Date: ____    GATE B: TEP Retention

Criminal History Background Check and Student Self-Disclosure Statement

A current Criminal Background Check must be on file in the Office of Field Experiences (OFE).  The Student Self-Disclosure Statement is submitted to OFE at the start of a Foundational course in which you complete a course-related field experience placement, EDCI 20500 or EDPS 23500 or EDPS 26500.

TSAP Disclaimer

The TSAP program is based on a specific two-year TSAP plan. Purdue doesn’t guarantee completion of the bachelor’s degree in four semesters if one chooses to enter a major other than the specific TSAP program at Purdue., Please consult the major department for more information.

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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