Indiana Bachelor’s in Education Programs
If you’re looking to become a teacher in Indiana, you’ve come to the right place. At EducationDegree.com, we make it simple for you to find and connect with Indiana universities offering Bachelor’s in education programs. Start by exploring the featured schools on this page, then select a few to contact. As a general rule, we recommend contacting multiple schools to gather more information and help you find the perfect program for your educational needs.
Choosing a Bachelor’s in Education Program in Indiana
To become a teacher in Indiana, first find the right Bachelor’s in education program for your needs. There are many Indiana universities offering Bachelor’s programs, both online and campus-based, so you’ll have many options to explore. As you research programs, consider what degree specialty or area of concentration you would eventually like to teach and become certified in. The Indiana Department of Education offers many areas of teacher licensure, including:
- Early Childhood Education (Grades P-3)
- Elementary Generalist (Grades K-6)
- Reading (Grades 5-12)
- Physical Education (Grades P-12)
- And many more
Curriculum in your chosen Bachelor’s in education program will likely include general liberal arts courses, to provide a well-rounded educational foundation, as well as professional courses that combine theory and practice, with focuses on technology, health and physical activity, child development, and more, depending on your degree concentration. (The courses you take will be determined by your area of specialty.)
To earn your initial teacher certification in Indiana, you will need to pass qualifying developmental area assessments (example: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Secondary School, etc.) and an appropriate content area assessment, depending on your chosen subject.
Career Outlook for Teachers in Indiana
Currently Indiana is facing a teacher shortage in areas of special education, mathematics and science, according to Indiana’s Education Roundtable. Choosing to study one of these areas of education could help improve your chances of employment post-graduation, as well as bring the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to fill a need in Indiana’s education system.
In terms of teacher salary, Indiana offers pay competitive with surrounding states. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 the annual mean wage of popular teaching positions in Indiana included:
- $51,670 for elementary school teachers
- $51,930 for secondary school teachers
- $53,230 for special education teachers
Take the first step to becoming a teacher in Indiana today! Explore the featured schools on this page, then contact several for more information.
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