According to the National Education Association, Indiana has a shortage of teachers in education, math and science, particularly in rural and inner-city areas. This bodes well for individuals interested in working as licensed teachers in Indiana. Below is a list of some of the state’s top teaching schools and programs they may offer.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Indiana

Anderson University‘s School of Education has several options in bachelor degree teaching programs. Their teacher preparation programs can lead to licensure as elementary and secondary education teachers. They also have courses that can lead to dual certification in special education and early childhood education. AU’s bachelor degree programs offer majors in areas like music, math, language arts, social studies and physical education.

Ball State University has bachelor degree programs in elementary education and early childhood education. These programs also include concentrations in reading, science, foreign languages, English as a second language and technology to name just a few. BSU also has an elementary education/special education dual-degree program.

Franklin College offers several majors including elementary education, social science secondary education, mathematics secondary education, physical education (k-12) and English/language arts secondary education. FC also offers minors in English as a new language, French teaching secondary education and Spanish teaching secondary education. A large variety of baccalaureate teaching programs are available at Huntington University. These may include majors in elementary education, middle schools, English education, mathematics education, art education and more. These majors also offer students various areas on concentrations from which to choose. Additional bachelor degree teaching programs can be found at Goshen College and Indiana State University.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Indiana

A Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education is also offered at Ball State University. The MAT programs offer focuses on reading and literacy structure, enhanced teaching practices or early childhood education. The student can further his or her interests by choosing concentrations in gifted and talented education, middle school education, educational technology or autism. Huntington University has a Master of Education program that includes on-campus and online courses. This program includes extensive classroom experiences and internships. Other colleges offering teaching master degree programs include Indiana State University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Online Teaching Degrees in IN

American College of Education has several online teaching programs, including Master of Arts programs in both elementary and secondary education. They also have an online Transition to Teaching (T2T) certificate program that can help a bachelor degree holder earn a teaching degree by completing online courses and a 10-week teaching experience. The MAT program at Ball State University is also offered 100% online.

Indiana University offers many online master degree and certificate programs. Master degree programs in special education, adult education, educational leadership, and literacy, culture & language education are a few of IU’s offerings. Huntington University offers an online Master of Education program as well as online and hybrid courses.

Indiana Teacher Certification & Specializations

In addition to completing teacher preparation programs, aspiring teachers must pass suicide prevention training, CPR certification and the Indiana CORE Assessments for Education Licensure program. Ball State University, in collaboration with Ivy Tech Community College, has a program where students with associate degrees can transfer their credits towards certification as elementary or secondary education teachers.

A certification in teaching English learners (ELs) can be obtained with any major at Huntington University. Indiana Wesleyan University offers a teacher leadership endorsement program, an education specialist post-master’s degree and several certificate programs.

All Accredited Teaching Schools in Indiana

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Campus based teaching schools in Indiana

American College of Education
TEAC Accredited


Schaumburg, IN 

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Anderson University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Ball State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Bethel College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Butler University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Calumet College of St. Joseph
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Franklin College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Goshen College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Grace College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Hanover College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Huntington University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana University – Bloomington
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana University East
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana University Kokomo
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana University Northwest
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana University South Bend
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Indiana University Southeast
NCATE Accredited Institution


New Albany, IN 

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Indiana Wesleyan University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Marion, IN 

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Manchester University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Marian University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Indianapolis, IN 

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Purdue University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Purdue University Calumet
NCATE Accredited Institution


Hammond, IN 

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Purdue University North Central
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Saint Joseph’s College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Saint Mary’s College
NCATE Accredited Institution


Notre Dame, IN 

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Taylor University
NCATE Accredited Institution


Upland, IN 

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Trine University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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University of Evansville
NCATE Accredited Institution

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University of Indianapolis
NCATE Accredited Institution


Indianapolis, IN 

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University of Saint Francis
NCATE Accredited Institution

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University of Southern Indiana
NCATE Accredited Institution


Evansville, IN 

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Valparaiso University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Vincennes University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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