Do you want to become a teacher in Indiana? Instead of returning to college to complete a bachelor’s degree in education, you can pursue an alternative certification program. The Indianapolis Teaching Fellows program is designed to prepare you to work in the Indiana education system. Here is a profile of the program and what you need to know before applying.
Program Mission and Overview
The Indianapolis Teaching Fellows program prepares candidates to become effective teachers in the Indianapolis school system within three years. Candidates complete six weeks of pre-service training in the summer. The rest of the training process includes teaching in the classroom, one-on-one and group coaching, skill-building sessions, and participation in the GearUp! Program, which is a summer reading program.
Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Have a GPA of at least 3.0. Elementary candidates with a 2.7 to 2.99 and five years of experience in a subject-relevant career, or secondary candidates who meet the same criteria or have a graduate degree, may be eligible.