Under the agreement, any Ivy Tech student who completes an Associate of Science in elementary education can directly transfer to Butler University's elementary education program as a junior.
"Ivy Tech is elated to announce this new partnership with Butler University, not only to create an affordable and seamless transfer experience, but to address the critical shortage of educators in our state," said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech.
To be eligible, students will have to have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average and course grades of "C" or better. Students will be able to apply a minimum of 57 credit hours from their Ivy Tech associate's degree toward requirements for Butler University's Bachelor of Science degree in education.
"Butler University is excited to open this door to a community and statewide partnership that not only will help address the teacher shortage, but will also increase access to Butler University and attainment of bachelor’s degrees in our state," Dr. Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Dean of Butler's College of Education, said. "We look forward to this being the first of many agreements with Ivy Tech Community College."