2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Professional Sequence All Grade (Preschool-12) Education Programs (Fine Arts and English as a New Language)

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The student who desires to teach in all school settings must complete the specific content which leads toward a baccalaureate degree and an Initial Practitioner License. This qualifies the holder to teach in any public school in Indiana at all developmental levels in the subject matter field for which the license is endorsed.

*Accredited by Indiana Department of Education and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. For more information click here.

All Grade (Preschool-12) Education Developmental Teaching Areas:

The student must select one of the majors from the following table. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for all course work applicable to each major as well as to any specialization within the licensure area(s). 

The all grade approved licensure areas of study at ISU in various departments of the University are indicated in the chart which follows. Coverage is for teaching in early childhood, elementary, middle school/junior high, and senior high school settings in Indiana.

Approved Licensure Areas at Indiana State University:

There are four school settings for licensure:

1.    Early Childhood

2.    Elementary

3.    Middle School/Junior High

4.    High School

The following are available at Indiana State University as All-Grade (P-12) teaching licenses:

School Settings






Instructional Licenses:





 English as a New Language





 Fine Arts


      Visual Arts





 Music *





 Physical Education *





  * Curricula for music and physical education are found in the Catalog copy of the respective departments.

Foundational Studies:

See description of Foundational Studies. Note that students on a teaching curriculum must complete Educational Psychology 202, which may apply to Foundational Studies.

Multicultural Education:

All students on teaching curricula must complete an approved multicultural education course. The approved course in teacher education is listed below.

Professional Education:

Admission to the Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) Program is a critical benchmark for teacher candidates. Until undergraduate students are admitted to the BCP, they do not have official status in their academic programs for graduation and licensing. All students must be admitted into BCP before they are eligible to enroll in any CIMT or EDUC 300 or higher level professional education courses. Each teacher candidate is evaluated throughout his or her program by program faculty based on academic and professional competencies.  Continuation in the Becoming a Complete Professional Program is dependent on satisfactory progress and assessments.


  • For information about major methods courses consult the content major departmental advisor.


Progression through the Teacher Education Program is as follows:

Prior to Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) I:

Courses to be taken prior to admission to BCP I:

  • CIMT 200 – Teaching I – 2 credits
  • EPSY 202 - Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence – 3 credits

Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) I:

  • Application to program
  • PRAXIS I at or above cutoff score
  • Limited criminal history check completed and approved
  • 2.5 grade point average
  • “C” or better in core courses
  • “C” or better in Educational Psychology 202 and Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 200
  • “C” or better in Educational Psychology 341 and Special Education 226 if completed prior to application to BCP I.

Courses to be taken in BCP I:

  • CIMT 400 - Teaching III – 3 credits
  • CIMT 400L - Teaching III Practicum – 1 credit
  • EDUC 368 – Reading in the Content Areas – 3 credits
  • EPSY 341 - Education in a Multicultural Society – 3 credits
  • SPED 226 - The Exceptional Learner in the Regular Classroom or content area equivalent – 3 credits
  • Major methods courses consult the content major departmental advisor

Note: Special Education 226 or the content area equivalent must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to enroll in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 400 and 400L. Educational Psychology 341 must be taken prior to or concurrently with Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology 400 and 400L.

Admission to Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) II (Prior to student teaching):

  • Satisfactory recommendation from clinical faculty
  • Satisfactory recommendation from course instructor(s)
  • Satisfactory recommendation from content methods instructor(s)
  • Grades of C and higher in all professional education courses attempted
  • Completed application for student teaching
  • Grade point average equal to 2.5 or better
  • Any special requirements for student teaching originating in the content major satisfied
  • Recommendation of content department
  • “C” or better in Special Education 226 or content area equivalent
  • “C” or better in Educational Psychology 341

Courses to be taken in BCP II:

  • CIMT 401 - Student Teaching – 11 credits
  • CIMT 402 - Teaching an Integrated Unit or content area equivalent – 1 credit

Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) III Candidacy (Prior to Graduation and Licensure):


  • “S” in student teaching
  • “C” or better in CIMT 402 or content major equivalent
  • Application for graduation

Procedures and Requirements for Supervised Student Teaching:

Each teaching candidate completes a professional semester of student teaching in accredited schools under the supervision of teachers who meet the qualifications for student teacher supervision. No other course work is permitted during the supervised student teaching.

The following requirements must be met prior to enrollment in supervised teaching:    

1.     Admission to the Becoming a Complete Professional (BCP) II.

2.     Completion of a minimum of 20 semester hours of work in residence at Indiana State University.

3.     An overall minimum grade point average of 2.5.

4.     A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in each teaching content area as well as the overall major.

5.     Satisfactory completion of the professional education sequence with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for these classes and a grade of C or higher in each class. Professional classes may be repeated only once. (See Teaching Curricula section for Middle School/Junior High and Senior High Schools and All School Settings.)

6.     Senior or graduate status.

7.     Submission of an application for student teaching in the fall at least two semesters preceding the student teaching experience.

8.     Students will make a commitment to assume student teaching as a full-time role. While assigned to supervised teaching, students will not enroll in additional course work including correspondence courses, nor plan for any employment or assume any other obligations which would interfere with all-day supervised teaching.

9.     The student should assume no obligation that interferes with his or her leaving the campus to live in the community that provides the most appropriate supervised teaching assignment.

Students who have not completed at least 40 hours of work at Indiana State University prior to the semester in which they will do supervised teaching are required to pay $20 per hour of supervised teaching in addition to their registration fees.

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