School of Education

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.


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 for the Initial Licensing Programs (undergrad degree programs and graduate certificate programs) and the Advanced Licensing Program (Ed Leadership program) in the SOE, as of April 2021.

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.  

Looking to transform your life, and the lives of others?
Consider teaching. 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 with Special Ed endorsement)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education
  • Graduate Program in Special Education (Initial Licensing)
  • Graduate Program of UTEP (Urban Teacher Education Program; Initial Licensing)
  • Master of Science degree in Elementary Education (option 1; UTEP focus)
  • Master of Science degree in Secondary Education (option 2; UTEP focus)
  • Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership

    For detailed info of degree and certificate programs, click the link below.
    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.