The IDOE seeks to recruit and retain talented, exceptional, and diverse individuals for the education profession. In order to accomplish this goal, the department has compiled useful information on the following topics: job opportunities, financial aid and scholarships, traditional educational programs, alternative certification programs, and teaching fellowships.
College Graduates and Job Seekers
- Apply Here to Teach in Indiana
- Licensing Requirements
- For questions regarding getting licensed in Indiana please contact the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing at (317) 232-9010
Indiana Teacher Education Programs
Indiana has 44 accredited teacher education programs. Please explore the links below to find the school that best meets your needs.
Alternate Certification Programs and Teaching Fellowships
- Alternate Pathways
We encourage individuals with bachelor’s degrees in disciplines other than education to consider becoming an educator in Indiana. Your knowledge and experience will be valuable in Indiana classrooms.
- Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship
- The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to teach in high-need Indiana secondary schools. This program is offered at Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Purdue University and the University of Indianapolis.
- The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
- The goal of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color is to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the United States. This program is offered at the University of Indianapolis.
- Teach for America
- Teach for America recruits outstanding recent college graduates from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows recruits high quality individuals to teach in critical shortage subject areas in Indianapolis Public Schools.
Teacher Diversity and Recruitment
In collaboration with several local organizations, the IDOE is committed to addressing the shortage of diverse candidates entering the teaching profession in Indiana.
- Teach Indiana Task Force:
- The Teach Indiana task force is committed to increasing the diversity of Indiana’s teaching force. This collaborative effort between the Indiana Department of Education, several higher education institutions, school corporations, and nonprofit organizations, focuses on strategies to successfully recruit and retain quality educators from underrepresented populations into the education profession.
- Educator Preparation Programs
- Recruitment efforts
- 2013-2014 Minority Teacher Scholarship (Indiana Commission for Higher Education)
- IU South Bend Underrepresented Teacher Scholarship
- Marion County Coordinators of Integrated Education (MCCIE)
- The MCCIE annually hosts the Teachers of Color Career Fair. This annual recruitment fair is one strategy the MCCIE uses to help schools identify and attract teachers of color. Participating school districts include the Metropolitan School Districts of Decatur, Lawrence, Perry, Warren, Washington, and Wayne Townships, as well as Franklin Township Community Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, School Town of Speedway, Brownsburg Community School Corporation, and Avon Community School Corporation.
- Indiana Black Expo