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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.

About the division

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

A program for a wide range of educational settings!

Earn an Indiana University Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in elementary education with concentrations options in special education, mathematics, science, and English as a new language.

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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.

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Accreditation and effectiveness

The elementary education program at IUPUC is nationally recognized and accredited 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.

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