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School of Education
I want to teach and inspire children to be independent scholars, who have a lifelong love of learning. During my time at IU Kokomo, I received an excellent education that prepared me for the world of teaching. I’ve truly loved and relied on the familial atmosphere in the School of Education.
Angela Jakes
B.S. Elementary Education, ‘15

Our Programs

Are you interested in a career in teaching? Teachers in the State of Indiana receive a degree or coursework from an approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP) and are then recommended for a license specific to their chosen field of study issued by the State of Indiana. The School of Education is an approved EPP and offers coursework and degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education for Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education: Mild Intervention. As you can see, there is a wide variety of teaching major options available to study here at IU Kokomo. The School of Education faculty is dedicated to helping you on your path to becoming an educator. Our dedication and commitment to teaching and learning helps enable our graduates to secure satisfying professional positions and to enjoy rewarding careers in the classroom.

Majors

Change to Education (C2E)

Do you have a bachelor's degree and are interested in beginning a career as an elementary or secondary school teacher?

Success in Numbers

The following statistics were gathered throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.

100%

of our graduates receive a state of indiana teaching license

97%

of our graduates were rated highly effective or effective

88%

of our graduates are satisfied with their course work preparation

87%

of our graduates feel well prepared for student teaching

Areas of Practice

  • Teaching • Administrative • Counseling • Library/Information Systems • Curriculum Supervision
  • Training and Development • Higher Education • Consultant • Programming • Social Work

Types of Employers

  • K-12 Schools • Higher Education • Department of Education • Social Service Agencies
  • Government Consulting Firms • Correctional Institutions • Non-profit Organizations

The foundation you need to succeed

Student teaching in Ireland
Kristine Eikenberg returned from Ireland a better teacher – and a better person. Eikenberg, together with her classmates Amanda Chesshir and Kayla Lamb, shared the adventure of a lifetime, spending 10 weeks student teaching in Dublin, Ireland.
Getting wild in the classroom
Arielle Castanon plans to get a little wild in her classroom as a student teacher. She was among a dozen Indiana University Kokomo education students participating in a recent “Project Wild” workshop, learning ways she can incorporate wildlife, conservation, and environmentalism into her classroom.
Making a difference in the community
A local after school tutoring program gives Indiana University Kokomo students experience and a chance to make a difference with area elementary children. The federally funded program, "Kokomomentum", has allowed this community partnership to be formed between IU Kokomo and Kokomo School Corporation.
Student teaching in New Zealand
In the competitive job market for teachers, Tyler Keck stands out from the crowd. The recent Indiana University Kokomo graduate will teach fifth graders at Kokomo's Lafayette Park Elementary International School this fall, and said his experience student teaching in New Zealand gave him something unique to add to his résumé.
Last updated: 11/13/2016