On this page you will find a brief overview of several dynamic programs offered here. What is so dynamic? The people! There are three levels of study in elementary education:
- a Bachelor’s degree program with the possibility of additional special licenses in
- Special Education
- English Learners
- the Transition to Teaching (T to T) Program
- a Master’s degree program
Maybe you want to teach in an elementary school. The Bachelor’s Degree program in Elementary Education covers early childhood and middle childhood developmental levels. Completing the general education requirements for the university plus the teacher education program requirements usually requires four years full time (120 credit hours).
Do you already have a Bachelor's degree but you want to be licensed to teach in an elementary school? You, too, may study for certification through the T to T program. The elementary education program requirements for T to T require 3 semesters of coursework. For more information, click here.
Master of Science Degree
The IU South Bend School of Education has a two-year innovative, cohort-based, Master of Science program that includes the opportunity for additional certifications in Reading and English Learners. The hybrid program includes online courses during the academic year and on campus courses for 6 weeks each summer. In the final semester, students take one online course and one hybrid course (partially on campus, partially online) to round out their experience. The hybrid program allows in-service professionals to complete an advanced degree without disrupting their classroom teaching careers. Please visit the Unified Track MS Program web site at https://www.iusb.edu/education/unified_track_MS.php for additional information.
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