A NEW PATHWAY TO TEACHING.
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 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.
- 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 profession development, regular coaching, and daily mentoring, Apprentices gain the skills to become quality educators through hands-on field experience in an urban setting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or apply to the IndyTeach program directly by April 2024.
*For assistance or additional information please contact Marian Walsh, IndyTeach Program Director at email@example.com or Josh Eber, Talent Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org