Teaching and Learning
Thank you for visiting the Department of Teaching and Learning! Indiana State University has been preparing professional educators since the institution was first established as the Indiana State Normal School in 1865.
Today, we proudly prepare general and special education teachers at the early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Our graduate programs offer multiple initial and add-on licensure programs, as well as a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Learning. We hope you will take time to learn more about our experienced faculty and our array of programs designed to meet your unique career needs!
Department Mission Statement
The Department of Teaching and Learning directly supports the University’s mission at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels through the integration of innovative teaching, research, community engagement, and creative activity designed to produce competent professionals who desire to teach in challenging, inclusive, and supportive learning environments or assume positions of service and/or leadership in schools and/or other organizations.
Department Diversity Statement
The faculty, staff and students of the Department of Teaching and Learning recognize and value diversity. The department embraces the contributions of all groups, including those formed by gender, ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, personal experience, disability and ability in the creation of a diverse, inclusive environment. Professional preparation of students in the department and college includes knowledge of diversity issues, recognizing the benefit to all from the combination of many voices. This affirmation of diversity is critical to developing students as full partners in local, national and global communities.
Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The University has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. ISU’s Teacher Preparation Programs meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CAEP is the only educator preparation accreditor recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
In addition, several programs have earned national recognition from the Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) indicating all respected standards have been met.
- Elementary Education Programs: recognized by the Association for Childhood International (ACEI)
- Special Education Programs recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).