About Education

About the Division of Education

The Division of Education at IU Columbus is dedicated to providing enriching and purposeful experiences for our pre-service teachers, developing strong relationships with our community schools, and impacting the lives of the students in those schools through leadership, and advocacy.

Mission Statement

The mission of the IU Columbus Division of Education is to prepare candidates to become highly-effective, equity-centered teachers.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be an influential force in preparing and inspiring educators to create educational experiences which are accessible, inclusive, and equitable for all.

Education faculty and staff

Our faculty and staff have expertise in social diversity inclusion, equity, social justice, critical theories, civic engagement, new literacies, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), youth and community-based research and practice, mathematical reasoning, and scientific discovery.

Faculty and staff listing

Partnerships in education

As an education student, you will tutor, teach, and learn through collaborations with a number of local and national partners. Learn more about some of our partnerships below.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports elementary, secondary, and post-secondary faculty, staff, and educators throughout the region on a variety of projects related to education, teaching, and learning.

The Community Education Coalition, a community-led initiative of education, business, and community leaders committed to development, implementation, and support of a seamless learning system that provides quality education for learners of all ages and those who teach them.

The Foundation for Youth (FFY) serves local youth and the community through children's programs and services. The Division of Education partners with FFY to provide science-related educational activities. Students in the EDUC Q200 Introduction to Scientific Inquiry class visit FFY and work with elementary school-aged children.

The Division of Education works with local school districts to provide education majors with opportunities to work with students, learn from professionals in the field, and gain the critical knowledge they need to become leaders in education. We also support current classroom teachers in partner schools with professional development.

Accreditation and effectiveness

The Division of Education at IU Columbus is part of the Indiana University School of Education. Our elementary education program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), our special education license addition coursework is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and our English as a new language license addition coursework is nationally recognized by the TESOL International Association.

Learn more about our accreditation and effectiveness