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Completion of the Associate of Science degree in Education will give you the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college or university without losing any time or credits. You will save considerably on tuition costs and receive an excellent foundation for successful transfer into an education program at the bachelor’s degree level.

The Education program at Ivy Tech gives future teachers the perfect opportunity to prepare for their career in education on day one, because in their first education class students are given field experience/observation time in a school setting. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of real-world experiences in the classroom like creating lesson plans, reading children’s literature, and work on community engagement efforts and literacy events like Dr. Seuss celebrations.

Education students are exposed to a wide variety of classes including a multicultural education course where students study how race, ethnicity, gender, and social economic status can impact student performance in the classroom.  Students also take a course on exceptional children giving students the opportunity to work in special education classrooms in various school settings.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Education program are prepared to attend a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree and earn a teaching license.  For more information about transferring to a four-year institution, click here.  While transfer is the path of almost all Education graduates, students can also work as a teacher’s aide, substitute teachers and teacher assistants upon graduation.

Transfer Partners

Ivy Tech has several transfer partners for the Elementary Education associate degree, including Ball State University, Huntington University, Indiana Institute of Technology, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Indiana University East, Manchester College, Northern Kentucky University, Purdue University North Central, Purdue University Calumet, Saint Mary of the Woods College, Trine University, and University of Saint Francis.

Ivy Tech has several transfer partners for the Special Education associate degree, including Indiana State University and Western Governor’s University. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree option in the dropdown above.

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science - Elementary Education T-SAP
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Science - Special Education T-SAP
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

Education programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.