Outstanding training for tomorrow’s educators
The School of Education has a reputation for excellence and a rich tradition of graduating exceptional educators and counselors. The majority of K-12 teachers in Michiana are graduates of IU South Bend.
Our students complete undergraduate or graduate programs in:
- Counseling and Human Services
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education with certification in one of seven liberal arts disciplines
- School Leadership
- Special Education
Excellent faculty is at the core of our success. Professors are outstanding classroom educators who share a complete commitment to their students. The result is graduates who are extremely well prepared for the challenges of leading a K-12 classroom.
IU South Bend education and counseling programs are nationally accredited through NCATE and CACREP. We consistently meet and exceed Indiana state licensure requirements. In addition, we continually evaluate and work to expand our programs to meet the needs of a changing society. We are committed to graduating students who are in touch with the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and adept at overcoming all challenges to learning.
The School of Education’s clinically-based programs provide novice teachers with extended opportunities to observe P-12 classrooms and gain skill in the implementation of some of the latest teaching techniques. Novices also have opportunities to learn to teach in less formal settings in the summer. Our strong partnerships with the South Bend Community School Corporation and Elkhart Community Schools make it possible for novice teachers to work as interns or teacher assistants in summer programs that focus on enhancing underserved students' literacy, math or science skills. Recently, the School of Education was recognized by local TV station - WDNU–as a key partner in the prevention of summer learning loss for underserved students in area schools. For more information, please click on the link below:
Learn more about the School of Education's 1:1 Laptop Initiative