IUN Alert: Campus will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 beginning at 5:30 a.m. All classes, and work for non-essential staff, will take place remotely.

January 25, 2022, 11:30 PM EST

IU Northwest Alert: Attention! Due to severe weather, the IUN campus will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 beginning at 5:30 a.m. All classes will be held remotely and students should check Canvas for updates. COVID-19 testing, and the vaccine and booster clinics, are canceled. Staff employees who are able to work remotely, are expected to do so. Essential staff designated to work on campus during adverse weather are expected to report to work as usual. For additional information and updates on the campus closure due to severe weather at IUN, visit, or stay tuned to local media.

School of Education

Please click the link below to read the School of Education's full statement regarding COVID 19.

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The School of Education’s teaching license programs are fully accredited by the national accreditation agency (the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation-CAEP).

 The CAEP granted full and continuous accreditation (without conditions) for the Initial Licensing Programs (undergrad degree programs and graduate certificate programs) and the Advanced Licensing Program (Ed Leadership program) at the SOE, IU Northwest, as of April 2021.


Looking to transform your life, and the lives of others?
Consider teaching.

The School of Education promises to give you the knowledge, skills, experience, and resources you’ll need to teach, as well as to lead, inspire, and empower. 
If you are interested in teaching at the elementary level, you’ll receive K-6 teaching licenses in both elementary education and special education,a high-demand field throughout the state. But if secondary education is more your speed, you’ll be qualified to teach students in grades 6-12 in the content areas of math, science, social studies, and English. And, new in 2020, the School of Education now offers a Sports Management minor and certificate.

At IU Northwest, you’ll find the instruction you need, and the support you want, through our small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and award-winning faculty, who are connected and engaged with local school corporations.




The School of Education (SOE) supports and facilitates the shared vision of IU Northwest by collaborating and cooperating with other educational institutions, external partners, and surrounding communities to further excellence in educational processes and enhance the overall quality of life in those communities.

In light of these commitments, the mission of the SOE at IU Northwest is to prepare professional educators who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for becoming reflective professionals and lead teachers.
Reflective professionals are those who, in light of current research and best practice, exercise reasoned judgment to:

  • critically examine their professional practices
  • make informed decisions
  • effectively facilitate the learning of their students

Lead teachers are those who incorporate a rich understanding of content knowledge and best professional practices to renew themselves and their professional practice through inquiry and leadership.



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Degrees / Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (Teaching All Learners' Program with Special Ed Endorsement)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education
  • Master of Science degree in Elementary Education
  • Master of Science degree in Secondary Education
  • Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership
  • Graduate Program in Special Education (Initial Licensing)
  • Graduate Program of UTEP (Urban Teacher Education Program - Initial Licensing)

Degrees and Programs

The Student's Responsibility

Advisors and directors assist students in planning a program of study to satisfy requirements, but each student assumes final responsibility for meeting all deadlines and all requirements.

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Office Hours

Monday ‑ Friday: 8:00 a.m. ‑ 5:00 p.m

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Email Address

Fax Number


Interim Dean

Dr. Mark B. Sperling
(219) 980-6887
Hawthorn Hall 357-A

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
School of Education

Hawthorn Hall, Room 354
3400 Broadway 
Gary, Indiana 46408

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