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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 our Associate of Science (AS) degree can seamlessly transfer to a four-year institution through our "Transfer as a Junior" program, entering at a junior status. To learn more about our Transfer as a Junior programs, and how they can save you money, visit our TSAP page. Please keep in mind, you will also need to be admitted to the four-year institution you intend to transfer to, admission is not guaranteed just by enrolling in a Transfer as a Junior program.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. 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.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate - Education
(30 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Transfer Degrees

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

Associate of Science - Special Education TSAP
(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.

Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Science - Education

Program Locations

Education programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.