College of Education CODO requirements

Current Purdue students can view the criteria to change their major to the College of Education below. Purdue students interested in changing their major should meet with their current academic advisor to discuss their options and begin the online process. Once the student’s Major Change (CODO) has been processed, students will receive an email with instructions to authorize the change.


Students will need to meet the criteria below to be eligible to change their major. A student’s catalog term, typically the semester you started at Purdue, will be used to determine the Major Change criteria that applies to you. Students can find their catalog term at the top of their myPurduePlan below the degree progress bar. The major change information below is for catalog term 2020-2021; see the University Undergraduate Academic Advising Major Change (CODO) website for prior catalog term criteria and FAQs.


For more information about these majors, and a link to the CODO interest form, visit the College of Education website.


Elementary Education (EDTB)
General Education: Curriculum Instruction (GECI)
General Education: Educational Studies (GEES)
Special Education: Mild Intervention & Elementary Education (SPED)
Special Education: Mild and Intense Intervention (SMIE)
Special Education: Mild Intervention (SMDE)
Social Studies Education (SSED)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75

Course Requirements: 

  • C- or better in the following: 
    • ENGL 10600 or 10800

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation) 
  • Have a "B" average with no grade lower than a "C-" in completed education courses 
  • Note: All Teacher Education majors must meet additional Licensure requirement gates at points in their program. Please consult Teacher Education Program and talk with an Education advisor for more information.

Advising website:

College of Education Academic Advising website

Advising Office Location:

BRNG 3229

Advising Next Steps:

Students may call the office and schedule an appointment to meet with an academic advisor.