Course titles and description (CTD) documents provide brief descriptions of kindergarten, elementary, middle level and high school curricular areas. These descriptions will assist schools in communicating, in a broad context, the content of programs and courses. Code numbers listed before each program/course title and description are to be used for Indiana Department of Education data reporting.
The newest and most recent editions of the CTD documents are located in the first dropdown section, below. Ancillary guidance materials that can help inform decisions regarding course offerings are available in the Additional Course-Related Guidance section. All other available CTD documents and related memos and guidance documents are located in the Archive section.
- Course Titles and Descriptions
Name Updated Download 2024-2025: High School Course Titles and Descriptions 12/01/2023 2024-2025: Elementary and Middle School Course Titles and Descriptions 12/01/2023 Course Title Summary Coming Soon Coming Soon 2023-2024: High School Course Titles and Descriptions 08/01/2023 2023-2024: Elementary and Middle School Course Titles and Descriptions 08/01/2023 2023-2024: Course Title Summary 03/20/2023 Excel
Name Updated Download 2022-2023: High School College and Career Readiness Course Titles and Descriptions 03/29/2023 2022-2023: Indiana High School Course Titles Summary
(includes information on courses that qualify for dual credit for Honors Diplomas - both AHD and THD - and A-F Accountability)
07/13/2022 Excel 2022-2023: Elementary and Middle Level Subjects and Descriptions 11/04/2021 2021-2022: Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions 03/03/2021 2021-2022: Indiana High School Course Titles Summary 02/05/2021 Excel
2021-2022: Indiana High School Course Titles and Descriptions Approved Revisions Memorandum (November 10, 2020) 11/10/2020 2021-2022: Approved Guidance Memorandum on Quantitative Reasoning Courses 01/11/2023 2021-2022: Approved Updates to Media Courses 11/10/2020 2021-2022: Indiana Elementary/Middle School Subjects and Descriptions 03/03/2021 2021-2022: Indiana Elementary/Middle School Subject Titles Summary 03/03/2021 2021-2022: Indiana Elementary/Middle School Approved Revisions Memorandum 03/03/2021 2021-2022: Guidance Memorandum for College-Entrance Preparation 03/03/2021
- Additional Course-Related Guidance
Name Updated Download High School Credit Awarded Prior to Grade 9 08/01/2023 Approved Updates to College-Entrance Preparation (0532) 03/03/2021 Science Requirements for Core 40 Curriculum Model 01/05/2023
Quantitative Reasoning Courses
In November 2011, the State Board of Education approved the inclusion of a "Quantitative Reasoning" requirement to all diploma types, among other changes. A quantitative reasoning course is a high school course that advances a student's ability to apply mathematics in real-world situations and contexts and deepens a student's understanding of high school mathematics standards.
- View the list of the approved Quantitative Reasoning courses.
Nonstandard Course Waiver
In addition to the Quantitative Reasoning courses referenced above, schools can submit a nonstandard course waiver to offer courses that are not found in the documentation above. Schools must receive an approved nonstandard course waiver prior to offering a course or awarding credit for a course that is not in the state-approved course titles and descriptions document.
Complete and submit the waiver document to apply for an IDOE nonstandard course waiver.
- Please submit all IDOE nonstandard course waivers by contacting the Office of Teaching and Learning firstname.lastname@example.org.
- IDOE Nonstandard Course Waiver Form
- Pilot Course NSCW Guidance S P Memo
- Please visit the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet for all information about Career and Technical Education (CTE) Nonstandard Course Waivers.
Dual Credit Information
Locate information related to dual credit courses here.