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3+1 Education Program

Two Degrees in Four Years

The Earlham College faculty approved the creation of a distinctive 3+1 Education program on October 18, 2017. Students can earn both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Master of Teacher Education (M.A.T.) degrees within nine semesters, to be completed in four years.

Curricular Requirements
  • Students must complete their major and all general education requirements by the end of their junior year.
  • Students must earn 102 (of the regularly required 120) undergraduate credits. 18 M.A.T. credits will apply toward both the B.A. and the M.A.T.
  • Students must earn at least 26 of the required 36 upper-level credits by the end of their junior year. 10 of the 18 M.A.T. credits applied toward the undergraduate degree will fulfill the remaining 10 upper-level credits required.
  • Students must have a grade point of 3.0 or higher at the end of the fall semester of their junior year in order to be eligible for the 3+1 Program.
  • Students must pass the Indiana CORE exam for teacher educators for their major, which is the area they intend to teach. Departments may choose to accept a passing score on this exam as part of the student’s comprehensive examination.
During the Fourth Year
  • Students will be billed at the lower tuition rate for the M.A.T. (currently $28,200 for three semesters compared to $44,820 for two semesters).
  • Students will be considered graduate students and will be eligible to live off campus thus saving on the cost of room and board.
  • Students will not be eligible for undergraduate financial aid.
  • Students will fill out their FAFSA as an independent student instead of their parents filling out the FAFSA. They will receive financial aid as a graduate student including Stafford loans which can cover both tuition and living expenses. There will also be limited scholarships offered through the Earlham College Graduate Programs in Education.
  • Students will be eligible to participate in co-curricular activities including athletic teams. Students doing a 4 plus 1 have always been eligible to participate in co-curricular activities including athletic teams if they have a year of eligibility left.
Sample 4-Year Plans

The following academic departments have developed 4-year plans for students in their major wishing to pursue the 3+1 Education Program:

For More Information, contact ...

Rebekah Dimick Eastman
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs in Education

Randy Wisehart
Director of Graduate Programs in Education