College of Education

Admission Requirements

(Students must meet both State and Butler requirements)

Course fieldwork will be done in school age groups indicative of the license student intends to earn.

Transcripts and/or professional experiences may have content deficiencies. Butler COE can require additional coursework to address any content deficits. It is important to carefully document competencies in child development, psychology, any coursework and experiences in the social and behavioral sciences, and competencies in technology, especially computer technology.

K-12 Licensure: 24 credit hours

State Admission Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0, both in the major and overall; OR
  • Both a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 2.5/4.0, both in the major and overall, AND five years of professional experience.
    (For those using this option, please include documentation of five years of professional experience considered appropriate for this licensure. Please be specific; OR
  • An earned graduate degree from an accredited college or university.

            Note:  if you do not have a 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA at the time 
            of  your graduation on your transcript, we cannot help you.  Even if you take 
            additional credit hours at other universities, these credits and grades cannot 
            improve your undergraduate GPA.

Butler Admission Requirements:

  • Three professional letters of recommendation to assess prior performance,
  • Official transcript(s) from all from colleges and universities must be submitted. There is NO provision in this program for a conditional admit. The state requirements must be met.

    Beginning January 1, 2006, all applicants who have less than a 3.0 GPA must take and pass the Praxis I exam before being admitted to the Transition to Teaching program.  Praxis I MUST be passed at or before achieving 12 credit hours.  Praxis I required cutoff scores are: Reading 176, Math 175, Writing 172. Praxis I can be scheduled at Prometric Testing Center (317-486-4541). There is a fee for this service. All Praxis scores should be coded to be sent to Butler University and the Indiana Division of Professional Standards.


Application Process

  • Complete non-degree application
  • Include all official undergraduate college/university transcripts
  • Include 3 letters of recommendation
  • (If your undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0/4.0, include complete documentation of 5 years of professional experiences that would be appropriate to determine background for working with children or adults with special needs or at risk for special needs.
  • Write on the outside of your envelope:  Transition to Teaching - College of Education
  • If  you anticipate Financial Aid needs, please contact the Butler University Financial Office at 940-8200.