Classroom experience from the start
At UIndy, you'll observe and interact with students at all grade levels in different urban and suburban school settings beginning with your very first semester. Through our many partnerships with local school districts, you can expect a variety of experiences—from participating in Dr. Seuss Day to two different student teaching placements.
Careers in Education
According to the National Education Association, high-quality teachers are needed in both urban and rural communities because, while enrollments are growing, the pool of qualified teachers is shrinking as many approach retirement. As a result, UIndy's education programs afford a very high job placement rate upon graduation.
Recognized for excellence
UIndy's Elementary Education program was the second in the nation and the only program in Indiana to receive the International Reading Association’s prestigious Certificate of Distinction, which honors outstanding programs that consistently prepare well-qualified reading teachers.
In addition, the department was nationally recognized for its partnerships with local K-12 schools through the 2013 Model of Excellence Award in the Partnerships category from the national Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.