Welcome to the Elementary Education Program of the School of Education at Indiana University Southeast!  It is an accredited program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  We offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education to prepare students for an Indiana teaching license for grades K-6, and Kentucky teaching license for grades P-5.

There are 120 credit hours in the Elementary Education Program, including 30 hours in General Education, 35 hours in Content and 55 hours in Professional Education courses.  To prepare students to be successful elementary teachers, they would take courses in English, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Physical Education.  However, the best way to learn teaching is to be in the classroom.  We are proud to be a strong field-based program which provides extensive field experiences in classrooms in Kentuckiana.  Thanks for checking our program!

Sau Hou Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Elementary Education Program
School of Education
Indiana University Southeast


  1. If you have an undergraduate degree and are interested in Elementary Education, you may want to contact Ms. Marcia Davis mamdavi@ius.edu to check the Transition to Teaching Program.
  2. If you live close to Madison, IN, you may want to contact Dr. Barbara Thompson-Book bacthomp@ius.edu to learn about taking Indiana University Southeast Elementary Education courses offered at Ivy Tech Community College at Madison, IN.