Graduate Programs

A full range of graduate opportunities is available through the School of Education at IUPUI. Students can earn the Master of Science in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Language Education, Special Education, and complete requirements for the master’s in Higher Education/Student Affairs. The program in Counseling and Counselor Education leads to a master’s degree and a license in school counseling. The school also offers a master’s degree with a special focus on technology integration on-site in several area school systems.

IUPUI provides unique opportunities for collaborative studies (for example, education and museum studies) or interprofessional work (for example, courses that enroll students from education, nursing, and social work to emphasize service integration at the school site).

Through its “Summer in the City” program, the school offers a range of graduate workshops each summer on contemporary topics of interest to teachers and administrators. A growing number of courses for license renewal or continuing professional development is available online or through interactive video technology.

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Programs

Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree may apply to the School of Education to complete just the courses need to obtain a teaching license provided their undergraduate GPA is 2.50 or higher. A formal transcript evaluation and an orientation session are required before enrollment. There is a fee for the transcript evaluation. Information and the transcript evaluation request form are available on the School of Education Web site ( or by calling Education Student Services at (317) 274-6801.

Urban Doctorate Program
Starting in fall 2012, the IU School of Education at IUPUI will offer the first doctorate degree in education to be offered entirely on the IUPUI campus. The degree will be one of just a handful of urban education doctorates in the country, focused on preparing researchers to study schools in complex urban environments. Faculty and students in the program will conduct community-based research designed in partnership with P-12 schools and community organizations. It will be the only urban education doctoral program in the state of Indiana.

The program is a distinctive, research-oriented degree program, and the first of its kind in Indiana. The interdisciplinary focus will prepare scholars who are capable of making significant contributions to improve urban education.  The focus will be on research addressing the needs of high risk students and other factors that impact student learning. The community-based, collaborative model will place researchers in the social context of urban education issues.