Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP)

Impact the future

As a K–6 elementary teacher, you will play a key role in the intellectual and social development of children during a crucial period in their lives.

Your associate’s degree in education (TSAP) fulfills the 60 credit hours of general education for the Indiana University Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education degree. You will need to complete the 48 credit hours of professional course work/field experience and 12-18 credit hours in concentration coursework in order to earn a total of 120-126 credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree in education.

As an elementary education major at IU Columbus, you will select and complete one of the following concentration areas:

Academic Advising

As an education student at IU Columbus, you'll work closely with your academic advisor to prepare for admission into the Teacher Education Program. You and your advisor will track your progress to ensure you are on the right track for graduation and licensure. 

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Program admission requirements

As a graduate from Ivy Tech or Vincennes, with an associate’s degree in education (TSAP), you will need to apply for admission to IU Columbus’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) in order to begin your professional education courses.

The TEP is a cohort-based experience, so you progress through the program with a group of your peers, forming tight-knit bonds that will last throughout your career.

To be admitted, you must meet basic eligibility criteria and complete these step-by-step instructions. Depending on when you are admitted, you will begin your professional education courses during the fall or spring semester.


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Student teaching

As a culminating experience, our Teacher Education Program (TEP) will place you in an K-6 elementary education classroom, where you will be able to both observe and practice the art of teaching in an actual classroom.

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Prepare for licensure

During your final four semesters you will begin taking your licensure exams so that you will be prepared to pursue professional licensure upon receiving a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in education.

Learn more about the licensure exams and the licensing process