Our Faculty

At IUPUC you will work with faculty who have expertise in social diversity inclusion, equity, social justice, critical theories, civic engagement, new literacies, Univeral Design for Learning (UDL),  youth and community-based research and practice, mathematical reasoning, and scientific discovery.

Our Mission

We strive to improve teaching, learning, and human development in a diverse, rapidly changing, and increasingly multicultural and technological society. We prepare reflective, caring, and highly skilled educators and scholars who are committed to social justice and equity, participate in dialogue and inquiry into school change, and partner with key stakeholders to improve teaching and learning at the local, national, and international levels.



Do you believe education is the key to a bright future for children? If you are passionate about challenging inequalities and promoting social justice, and believe knowledge has the power to change lives and the world in which we live, a career in education might be right for you.

In the IUPUC Division of Education our goal is to develop high quality, caring professionals who will be leaders in continuously transforming schools within the diverse society in which we live. Here, you will develop the understandings and gain the experiences you will need to become a reflective, compassionate, and socially conscious teacher—with the power to create real, long-term change in the communities where you live and work. 

In this program, you will:

  • Practice assessing children's skills and understandings, planning instruction, and teaching in real classrooms.
  • Progress from working with individual children to teaching small groups to having full instructional responsibility of classrooms of students.
  • Develop the skills to address issues of equity.
  • Develop lifelong relationships with faculty, staff, classmates, and educators out in the field.

Program Overview

At IUPUC, you can earn an Indiana University Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Elementary Education, which can lead to a generalist license to teach in a kindergarten through sixth-grade (K-6) classroom upon completion of all state-mandated licensing exams. Graduates from our elementary program are employed in a range of educational settings!

As an elementary education major, you will select and complete one of the following concentration areas:

  • Special education (K-6)
  • Language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science (general)
  • English as a New Language (beginning in the fall of 2018)

If you want to specialize in teaching middle, junior high, or high school students, you can complete a substantial portion of the required coursework to earn an Indiana University Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Secondary Education at IUPUC. If this is your goal, you will transfer to IUPUI, another IU campus, or another college or university to complete the remaining courses that are not currently offered on the IUPUC campus. Our academic advisors will work with you closely to develop a personal plan of study and timeline for the transfer.

As an education major at IUPUC, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in research projects with faculty mentors who are experts in their fields and who welcome your participation in their scholarly endeavors. With the support of a faculty mentor you can apply for a grant of up to $1000 through the IUPUC Office of Student Research to support your research.
  • Get involved in Kappa Delta Pi (an international honor society for education majors). 


The Division of Education at IUPUC is part of the Indiana University School of Education. Our elementary education program is nationally recognized, jointly accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and approved by the State of Indiana. Our special education license addition program is also nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Performance Data

Higher Education Act, Title II: