College of Education

The College of Education At-a-Glance

Our People Make the Difference

COE Economic Impact Report - 2013-14   $1,441,227.84

Economic impact of student work in local schools, if they had been paid at an instructional assistant rate. 



  •  407 Undergraduate Teacher Education Students
  •  119 Graduate Students


  •  24 Tenure and Tenure-track faculty
  •  6 Lecturers
  •  1 Master Practitioner


  • 7 full time staff personnel
  • 1 9-month staff personnel


  • 2,182 graduates from our programs


Faculty Publications and Presentations:


  • 212 Publications
  • 373 Presentations


Highly Qualified Teacher Education Candidates

A Student Profile

Entering class of 2008 (graduated 2012):

SAT Verbal   549
SAT Math     553

Combined    1102

ACT             25.97


Entering class of 2011 (current juniors):

SAT Verbal   536

SAT Math      564

Combined    1100

ACT             26.38


Entering class of 2012 (current sophomores):

SAT Verbal   563

SAT Math     546

Combined    1109

ACT             26.33


Entering class of 2013 (current freshmen):

SAT Verbal   564

SAT Math     573

Combined    1137

ACT             26.00


Average cumulative grade point average:

2011 initial completers - 3.588
2012 initial completers - 3.597
2013 initial completers - 3.539


Highly Qualified School Counseling Candidates

2014 Graduates of the Master's of Science in School Counseling program performed well above national mean scores on both the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) as well as the National Counselor Examination (NCE) which earns those who pass the distinction of National Certified Counselor.


A Program that Works

Job Placement Rates

The College of Education at Butler has 100% placement for graduates licensed and seeking employment.

The COE maintains partnerships with Metropolitan School District of Pike Township and Indianapolis Public Schools involving two partner schools in the district: Shortridge High School and the Butler University/IPS Lab School.


Guided Field Experiences from the start:

Early Field Experiences:         126 to 294 clock hours

Supervised Clinical  Experiences/Student Teaching:             

640 (one semester - Middle/Secondary Education)

1280 (two semesters - Elementary Education)


A Rigorous Program with Results

 Title II IPRC Data for 2011-2012:

Traditional Program

Alternative Program

Title II IPRC Data for 2012-2013:

Traditional Program

Alternative Program


Opportunities to Learn Abroad

Short Term Study Abroad Trips:
Turkey & Greece- May 2010 (graduate)
Rome, Florence and Paris- May 2011
Italy & Greece- May 2012
Australia & Hawaii- May 2013
Paris, Provence, Barcelona & Madrid- May 2014

Student Teaching Abroad:
Tasmania and Indiana University Overseas Program


National Accreditation

The Butler University College of Education has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1953.

13 Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) are designated with national recognition.  Each SPA program area collects 6-8 assessments annually which include rubrics, assessment descriptions, and data charts.  This program review process allows for continuous improvement and curricular changes to better meet student learning outcomes.  


Structure & Content Areas for Licensing


Elementary Education

Middle/Secondary Education

Teaching Content Areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Human Movement and Health Science Education


Music Education K-12

Content Areas:

  • Choral/General Music
  • Instrumental/General Music
  • Voice Major
  • Instrumental Major
  • Keyboard Major


Approved Minors:

  • Early Childhood minor
  • Mild Intervention minor
  • Reading Teacher minor
  • English as a New Language minor
  • 21st Century Inquiry and Information Literacy (non-licensure)
  • Recreation and Sports Studies (non-licensure)


  • Master's of Science in School Counseling
  • Master's of Science in Educational Administration
  • Master's of Science in Education: Effective Teaching & Leadership

Alternative non-degree graduate initial licensure programs:

  • Alternative Special Education Initial Licensure Program
  • Graduate Initial Licensure Program in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry),Social Studies (Economics, Geographical Perspectives, Government and Citizenship, Historical Perspectives, Psychology, Sociology),Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German)



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Butler University At A Glance