Teacher Preparation Programs

Teach For America

Teach For America (TFA) has been training teachers to serve in Indianapolis classrooms since 2008. In a little more than a decade, they have built a member base of over 700 educators. Corp members work toward earning a master’s degree while teaching in the classroom.

TNTP’s Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

TNTP’s Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF), launched in 2007, has propelled more than 600 educators into the classroom. Teachers work toward earning a master’s degree while teaching in the classroom.

Relay Graduate School of Education

Relay Graduate School of Education (GSE) is the newest teacher preparation program to call Indy home. They began training teachers in fall 2019, utilizing a residency model where teacher residents spend their first year in the classroom learning from a master teacher before leading a classroom during their second year of the program, all while pursuing master’s level coursework.

Licensing and Career Changers


If you’re thinking about switching careers and becoming a teacher in Indiana, EducateIN is the best place to learn what to expect—and how to get started.

IDOE Teacher Licensing Page

Are you ready to apply for a teaching license in Indiana? Whether you’re in state or out of state, all the resources you need are right here.

Out-of-State Preparatory Program

If you have a valid out-of-state teaching license, transferring that license to Indiana has never been easier. Learn everything you need to know about requirements for making the switch, and necessary documents to get the process started. View now.