Welcome to the Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP)
The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) is experience-rich, field-based and leads to teacher licensing in selected areas through undergraduate and graduate programs, Option I and Option II respectively. Merrillville Community School District became a partner district in 2010.
UTEP is committed to the development of "star" urban teachers as supported by the research on effective teaching in urban schools. The program ensures that pre-service teachers are exposed to best practice in urban teaching, through the collaborative mentorship of school-based and university-based faculty members.
Graduates of the program are given first consideration in hiring by the urban districts of East Chicago, Gary, and Hammond.
For more information, visit the Education page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.