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Butler, Ivy tech create transfer agreement

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Ivy Tech Community College and Butler University have established their first transfer agreement for students earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. The schools say the agreement also looks to address the state’s teacher shortage by offering an affordable pathway.

The agreement calls for any Ivy Tech student that completes an Associate of Science in Elementary Education degree to be able to transfer directly to Butler’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.

Ivy Tech says eligible students must hold a 3.0 or higher grade point average and course grades of “C” or better. Students also must complete Butler’s transfer application and can apply a minimum of 57 credit hours toward a Butler bachelor of science degree in Education. 

Ivy Tech says the new agreement will be in effect for two years, then the institutions will review for possible renewal.