Become a teacher and inspire the next generation. At Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, you will graduate with an affordable, respected Indiana University degree and be prepared for a fulfilling teaching career.
Concentrations and certificates
The most effective teacher is one who empowers students to question their own assumptions and prepares them to become change agents in our world.Dr. Jennifer Conner, Division Head, Division of Education
Gain a solid foundation for a successful career
Begin a substantial portion of an Indiana University Bachelor of Science (BS) in Secondary Education at IUPUC, then transfer to another IU campus to complete your degree.
Accreditation and effectiveness
The elementary education program at IUPUC is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education and accredited with national recognition by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Our special education license addition is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and our English as a new language license addition is nationally recognized by the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) international association.
Accreditation means that we meet the high standards outlined by these organizations, and that we are engaged in ongoing efforts to offer the highest quality programs available in education anywhere.
Candidates completing the teacher education program requirements in elementary education at IUPUC will satisfy licensure requirements for the state of Indiana. Additionally, Indiana is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. This agreement allows educators who complete an approved teacher education program and/or hold a license in one state/jurisdiction to earn a certificate or license in another state/jurisdiction. Some states may impose certain special requirements, which must be met within a reasonable amount of time, to license an educator who was trained/licensed out of state.