Degrees and Programs for Educators


Bachelor's Degree Description Delivery Mode
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education This is a degree completion program, meaning that to enter this program you must have either a minimum of 45 credit hours toward an early childhood education degree or an associate degree in early childhood education. Online
Undergraduate Specialization or Certificate
Delivery Mode
Sequence of four courses in applied behavioral analysis (ABA)
This specialization can be finished in less than one year. It is aligned to meet Behavior Analyst Certification Board course content standards to prepare you to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) exam.  Online
Infant and Toddler Certificate This all-online, 18-credit-hour program will help you meet the new federal and Indiana competencies required of educators working with children from birth through age 3. Online
Master's Degrees

Description Delivery Mode
Adult and Community Education If you work as an administrator, manager, or teacher in the field of training, planning, health care, nonprofit, or higher education, you can boost your career with this MA. Online, plus some optional courses are offered live, on-site on our main campus or in the Greater Indianapolis area
Applied Behavioral Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism Pursue a career in a growing field that’s experiencing a national shortage of board-certified behavior analysts. Online
Business and Marketing Education Improve your classroom skills with a master’s degree designed especially for middle and high school teachers seeking an advanced credential. Online
Career and Technical Education Our master’s program in career and technical education (CTE) can help you become an effective educator and professional leader on the high school and community college level, or within your industry. Online
Coaching Education This world-class master’s degree is taught by faculty who have coached Olympians and NCAA champion athletes. Online
Curriculum and Educational Technology Designed for educators and those who teach in other settings, this MA offers you specialization tracks in curriculum or educational technology. Online
Educational Psychology This master’s degree offers specializations in gifted and talented education, human development, and statistical and research methods. Online
Educational Administration and Supervision (MAE) with principal's license If you aspire to become a K-12 school administrator, our MAE provides you with the education required for a K-12 administration and supervision license. Online
Elementary Education No matter what subject or grade you teach, you’ll find a program for your specialty. Three of our many degree options can be earned in less than 18 months. Online
Executive Development for Public Service This unique program prepares graduates to provide educational services in social, industrial, service, military, and governmental settings. Depending on courses you choose, this degree can be 100 percent online or a blend of online and on-site courses in Greater Indianapolis
Mathematics Education This master’s degree provides opportunities for elementary, middle school and secondary teachers to examine various issues related to the teaching and learning of math. Online, on-site courses, or a blend of both
Quantitative Psychology This STEM degree will provide you with basic and advanced statistical knowledge and skills for social science or education settings, as well as for pursuing a doctoral degree. Online, main-campus, or blend of both
Secondary Education Our program provides you with intense professional preparation in six core areas: pedagogy, curriculum, educational foundations, educational technology, multicultural education, and educational research. Online
Special Education Add special education to your existing license and gain specialization in specific focus areas. Our program has been recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Online
Technology Education Our master’s degree will equip you as a teacher and curriculum developer to implement and improve technology-based curriculum for students in grades 6-12. Online
Graduate-Level Certificates

Description Delivery Mode
Adult Education This certificate is ideal for professionals who want skills for designing, implementing, and evaluating adult education programs. Depending on the courses you choose, the program can be 100 percent online or a blend of online and on-site courses on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana or in Indianapolis 
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Earning a certificate in applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an important step in becoming a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Online
Autism This graduate certificate will help you provide an intervention for students with autism. Online
Community College Leadership Prepares you for advancement in community college leadership positions. Depending on the courses you choose, the program can be 100 percent online or a blend of online and on-site courses on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana
Community Education
This certificate is an option for the individual searching for professional development, job promotion, or skills development for a career change.  
Depending on the courses you choose, the program can be 100 percent online or a blend of online and on-site courses on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana or in Indianapolis  
Computer Education for Teachers Our certificate courses are designed to benefit K-12 teachers, as well as trainers in business, nonprofit, or governmental settings. Online, plus one optional course offered in Indianapolis
Early Child Program Administration Our new graduate certificate in early childhood program administration provides the credential that administrators need and the program exceeds national standards. Online
Elementary Education: Literacy Instruction This certificate meets the new Indiana licensing requirements by the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) for reading teachers.
Enhanced Teaching Practice for Elementary Teachers As part of a professional growth plan toward becoming an increasingly "Highly Effective” teacher, this new certificate for elementary teachers concentrates on several classroom areas. Online
Gifted and Talented (High Abilities) Education For Indiana teachers, this program leads to a gifted and talented license. Teachers from other states will earn a gifted and talented certificate. Online
Human Development and Learning Professionals in education, health care, criminal justice, social work, and other fields can get a better understanding of the people they serve. Online
Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors A new graduate-level counseling certificate prepares those who work in counseling-related fields to expand their influence into leadership roles. Online
Mathematics Education: Elementary Mathematics Teacher Leadership This program will bring you up-to-date with national standards and increase your math instruction skills. Online, on-site courses, or a blend of both
Mathematics Education: Middle School  This certificate is especially for middle school math teachers. Online, on-site courses, or a blend of both
Mathematics Education: Post-Secondary Foundational Mathematics Teaching
This certificate is a credential for community college math teachers.
Middle Level Education Learn to address the specific and unique needs of middle schoolers while making yourself more marketable. Online
Neuropsychology     Provides numerous opportunities for specialization, continued education, and research for individuals practicing in the psychological sciences. Online
Public Relations: Education Communications This certificate is designed for the principal, superintendent, coach, teacher, or school administrator whose assignment frequently includes public relations and communications activities. Online, main campus, or a blend of both
Special Education: Response to Intervention This 15-hour certificate stands as a specialized credential or can be used toward a master’s degree in special education. Online
Licenses for Educators

Description Delivery Mode
CTE: (Vocational) Business and Information Technology Career and technical education license gives business teachers the expertise to help their students understand today’s business world. Online
Director of Career and Technical Education License A director of CTE license allows an educator to administer career-related programs and facilities. Online
Director of Exceptional Needs License If you hold a master’s degree, you can become licensed as a director of exceptional needs and gain specialization in any of several areas of instruction. Online, with some courses in early childhood education offered in the Greater Indianapolis area
English as a New Language Add-On License Add English as a new language (ENL) license to your credentials and help meet the critical need for licensed ENL teachers in the United States. Online
Gifted and Talented (High Abilities) License For Indiana teachers, this program leads to a gifted and talented license. Teachers from other states will earn a gifted and talented certificate. Online
CTE: (Vocational) Marketing License Addition Marketing education licensure will give you the expertise to provide your students with a deeper understanding of the role marketing plays in today’s world. In some states, you can add marketing to your business teaching license. Online
Physical Education with a Coaching Specialization License
This 6-credit-hour license from one of the nation's top graduate academic coaching programs can update and enhance your skills. Online
Principal's License If you’re a teacher and you hold a master’s degree, this program will license you to become an administrator. Online
Superintendent's License Qualify for the superintendent's license exam by taking the same courses that will also allow you to earn an EdS in school superintendency—two credentials to give you a marketable edge. Online
Doctoral and Specialist Degrees

Description Delivery Mode
Adult, Higher, and Community Education (EdD) This EdD program offers specializations in leadership at community colleges, higher education, and adult and community educational organizations. Blend of online and on-site courses in the Greater Indianapolis area and our main campus in Muncie, Indiana
Educational Administration and Supervision (EdD) This program can be customized to fit your goals in education administration. Blend of online and on-site courses in the Greater Indianapolis area
School Superintendency (EdS) Our program is designed to prepare you to become a school superintendent. Online
Online and Distance Education
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