Department of Teacher Education

Become a teacher

Our programs prepare you to teach in elementary, middle or high school classrooms. You can also learn to teach English Language Learners, pre-school and students with special needs.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Meet our current students

“Knowing that you are inspiring the future of the world and changing lives (because you most definitely will), keeps me going. If you want to be a teacher, be prepared to fall in love with the profession, because it is the best choice you will ever make.”

-Ashlee Stingel ‘19

“I was never great at learning in large lecture halls with teachers that did not know my name or anything about me. Fast forward to my orientation, I got to experience first-hand the passion and dedication that the faculty, staff, and even other students felt about IU South Bend and the School of Education and I knew that this was the place for me.”

–Zach Snider ‘20

“It is so encouraging when all the professors and staff know your name. They want to help you succeed and always have their doors open for you when you need them….College can be a very stressful time, but when you feel supported there is a world of difference.”

—Maddie Garcia ‘19

“IUSB is a small community of student teachers all which have the same end goal. To become the best teacher that they can be. It becomes a huge benefit when you make lifelong friends within the classes because you are allowed an opportunity to get to know each and every one of your classmates because of the size.”

—Rachelle Williams ‘20

Words of advice from a recent alum: Meet Azizah ’20!

Azizah Jojo-Cunningham graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in May 2020. Awarded the prestigious Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, Azizah encourages future educators to persevere:

“Never give up, believe in yourself and don’t let others turn you away from your dreams. College can be difficult at times, but everything happens for a reason”-Azizah ‘20

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Recent IU South Bend Education graduates were hired by:

  • Concord Community Schools
  • Elkhart Community Schools
  • Fairfield Community Schools
  • Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese
  • Goshen Community Schools
  • LaPorte Community School Corporation
  • Middlebury Community Schools
  • Penn-Harris Madison School Corporation
  • Plymouth Community School Corporation
  • School City of Mishawaka
  • South Bend Community School Corporation
  • South Madison Community School Corporation
  • St. Boniface
  • West Lafayette Community School Corporation
  • Whitko Community School Corporation

Bold- Employers attracting the most graduates from IUSB School of Education.