Make a difference from your first day on the job. Earn your bachelor’s degree in education and become a licensed preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school teacher.

Here, you’ll receive a challenging education in your chosen content area. You’ll acquire a deep understanding of how different students learn. You'll explore prevailing strategies about teaching, including how to integrate new technologies into instruction. Each of our programs is carefully designed according to our Six Principles for Teacher Education. Along the way, you’ll develop your own theories about instruction, assessment, classroom management, and more. You’ll also get the opportunity to practice in real-world learning environments, working with students and teachers to refine your practice.

Understand the Needs of Diverse Communities

Good teachers understand how ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status shape our perspectives and the way we learn. The IU School of Education is committed to building students’ understanding of issues of access and equity and preparing them to teach in multicultural environments. We also actively seek out passionate, committed students from a wide range of backgrounds, whose perspective informs our research, outreach programs, and student teaching curriculum.

Join a Community of Passionate Educators

Throughout your studies, you’ll be part of a close-knit community of students and faculty members who are committed to lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth. We share our experiences, offer new perspectives, and continuously work together to find more effective ways to reach our students.

Transition to Teaching from Other Careers

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can earn a secondary teaching license in just one year. Learn about our Transition to Teaching Program »