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Call for Third-Party Comment

On September 9-11, Christel House Indianapolis - Indy Teach will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comment about the quality of educator preparation provided by Christel House Indianapolis - Indy Teach. All comments must be submitted by August 12, 2024 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment


We are currently full for the 24-25 school year

What is IndyTeach?

IndyTeach is about one thing - preparing talented college graduates to become exemplary urban teachers. IndyTeach is an alternative teacher preparation program unlike any other teacher prep program in Indiana. Christel House Indianapolis and IndyTeach are committed to helping prepare educators to better serve students. Currently, apprentices are placed within Christel House schools or with IPS or other charter partner schools.

Through the program, apprentice teachers gain invaluable experience in the field of education, while working alongside a mentor teacher. Over the course of a year-long paid apprenticeship, IndyTeach apprentices undergo three key stages of transitional development to gain the knowledge and skills of a practicing teacher.  Upon completion of the program and passage of the PRA exams, apprentices qualify for an Indiana Teaching License. 

Who is The Program For?

The IndyTeach apprenticeship is for individuals who received a Bachelor’s degree but did not undergo a traditional teacher certification program at a university. You are a great fit for IndyTeach if you meet these qualifications, and have a passion for education and the drive to serve others.

The program is designed to take talented college graduates and supply them with the skills and training to become licensed teachers in urban education settings. Through the mentorship model, apprentices work alongside highly skilled teachers and gradually take on the responsibilities of teaching throughout an academic year. 

Program Requirements

  • Must have a bachelor's degree and strong content knowledge in their area of teaching interest.
  • Must have a attained a 3.0 GPA or a 2.5 with 5 years of professional work experience

Upon completion of the year and program requirements, apprentices attain an Indiana State Teaching License without the need to return to a university. Through weekly professional development, regular coaching, and daily mentoring, apprentices gain the skills to become quality educators through hands-on field experience in an urban setting.

Financial Assistance

IndyTeach is designed to remove the financial barriers associated with becoming a teacher in order to draw on a broader population, and is therefore tuition-free, paid, and fully benefited. Because of this, the apprenticeship is extremely competitive. 

Our program is unique, and it will prepare you for the challenges and rewards of teaching. If you have a bachelor’s degree but did not undergo traditional teacher certification, you may be a great fit for IndyTeach.

If you are interested in making an impact in urban education, please contact or apply to the IndyTeach program directly by April 2024. 


*For assistance or additional information please contact Marian Walsh, IndyTeach Program Director, at or Josh Eber, Talent Specialist, at 


EPP Annual Report Information regarding program attrition, retention, and completion rates can be found at the following link under "IndyTeach".