Degrees & Programs

Elementary Education

You can make a daily difference in the lives of young students and nurture a lifelong passion for discovery. At the IU School of Education, we help passionate and committed individuals become the kinds of teachers that students will remember for the rest of their lives.

Programs Offered:
Overview

Our elementary education program–ranked #8 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report—has produced many of Indiana’s best teachers. Whether you’re entering the field of education, want to build upon your skills and knowledge as a practicing educator, or plan to pursue a career as an education policy maker or researcher, we offer the right degree for you.

Faculty

Our elementary education faculty offers a broad range of expertise in reading, science, mathematics, and social sciences education. As scholars, they’ve produced groundbreaking research on topics ranging from teacher training to improving literacy rates for multicultural students. As educators, they have served as mentors to many of Indiana’s best teachers.

  • Donna Adomat, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Valarie Akerson, Professor of Science Education
  • Sharon Daley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Jesse Goodman, Emeritus
  • Carol-Anne Hossler, Clinical Associate Professor of Elementary Education
  • Peter Kloosterman, Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education 2010-2015; Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education
  • Diana Lambdin, Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education (2005-2010) and Emerita Professor (Mathematics Education and Teacher Education)
  • Mitzi Lewison, Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Terrence Mason, Interim Dean
  • Leana McClain, Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Carmen Medina, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Meredith Park Rogers, Associate Professor of Science Education
Careers

IU graduates make up one third of newly licensed teachers in Indiana each year. To help you find a position that fits your skills, content area, and interests, our School of Education career counselors are available to:

  • Develop effective resumes and cover letters
  • Improve your networking and interview skills
  • Interview with prospective employers at education job fairs
Contact
For further information about the M.S. in Elementary Education (Elementary Education Track), please contact:

Meredith Park Rogers
Program Coordinator
Associate Professor, Science Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 3072
201 North Rose Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1006
Phone: (812) 856-8168
Email: mparkrog@indiana.edu

For further information about the Ed.S. in Elementary Education, Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies (Elementary Education Track), and Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies (Elementary Education Track), please contact:

Cary Buzzelli, Program Coordinator
Professor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 3208
201 North Rose Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1006
Phone: (812) 856-8184
Email: cbuzzell@indiana.edu

The Elementary Certification & Masters Program (ECMP) is on moratorium while it is being revised. To receive updates on this program please contact:

Karen Franks
Academic Advisor
Office of Teacher Education
W. W. Wright Building, Room 1000
201 North Rose Avenue, 47405-1006
Bloomington, IN
Phone: 812-856-8500
Email: kmfranks@indiana.edu