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.
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.
Ivy Tech has several transfer partners for the Elementary Education associate degree, including Ball State University, Hunnington 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!