Individuals who want to pursue teaching careers in Indiana can find comprehensive teacher training programs at many schools throughout the state. Students can choose from bachelor's and master's degree programs in areas such as science education, music education, English education, elementary education, special education and secondary education. These programs educate students in pedagogy and the subject areas they will teach, and the programs also provide student teaching opportunities. Graduates of these programs are prepared to take teaching certification exams in Indiana, although some schools also offer programs for those not seeking licensure.
Indiana University - Bloomington
The School of Education at Indiana University - Bloomington offers teacher certification programs that combine training in education and pedagogy with a varied liberal arts education. Most of the teacher certification programs lead to bachelor's degrees in education; however, the school also offers a plethora of master's degree programs that may lead to teacher certification.
Students in the bachelor's degree programs can choose to focus on areas such as primary, secondary or special education. Secondary educators also select a subject-area specialization, such as English, mathematics, science, the arts or a foreign language. Experienced educators who already hold bachelor's degrees can apply to the master's degree programs, some of which may be available in an online format. Options for areas of study include adult education, counseling, early childhood education, elementary education, mathematics education, secondary education, and special education. Many doctoral programs are also available.
Purdue University - Main Campus
Purdue University, which has its main campus in West Lafayette, offers teacher training programs through its College of Education and upholds many interdisciplinary relationships with other campus departments to train educators in a particular field. All bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates for Indiana's state teaching license examination.
Purdue students can earn a bachelor's degree in education with a specialization in elementary learning, social studies or special education. Students studying non-teaching majors - including science, technology, agriculture, consumer sciences or foreign languages - can work with Purdue's Teacher Education Program to obtain qualifications for teaching middle or high school students in their area of specialty.
Current educators can expand their skill sets with the master's degree programs. Options include a Master of Science in Educational Studies, Master of Science in Education, an Educational Specialist program, and a Doctor of Philosophy program.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School||School Type & Setting||Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Indiana University - Bloomington||4-year, public; small city|| Bachelor in Education,
Master of Education,
Doctor of Education
|$10,681 (in-state), $35,456 (out-of-state)*|
|Purdue University - Main Campus||4-year, public; midsize suburb|| Bachelor of Education,
MS in Education,
MS in Educational Studies,
Doctor of Philosophy
|$9,992 (in-state), $28,794 (out-of-state)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator