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Department of Teacher Education Master of Arts in Teaching

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Career Information & Job Support

Why teach?

According to the National Education Association, a historic change is taking place in America. While K-12 student enrollments are growing, the pool of qualified teachers is shrinking as nearly one million of them approach retirement. In fact, the need to attract and retain a diverse, high-quality supply of teachers is becoming acute in some areas of the U.S., including both urban and rural communities. Those in high-need subject areas like special education, math and the sciences are especially in demand. And more male and minority teachers are essential, including right here in central Indiana. As a result, UIndy's MAT program affords a very high job placement rate upon graduation.

“The MAT program at the University of Indianapolis turned my dream of teaching into a reality! The program offers first-class, experienced professors eager to teach all the necessary skills needed to guide you through a successful career. I have never felt so prepared to enter a profession.”
Sarah Ackerman

Job Support

At UIndy, support doesn't stop at graduation. We're committed to helping our students find teaching jobs so they can hit the ground running once they complete their degrees. Here's how we help our graduates get started with their teaching careers:

Interaction with area schools

We make sure that our students have significant opportunities to be in actual classrooms and meet and interact with education professionals throughout the program. Classes often include guest speakers from a variety of local schools. These experts provide our graduates with the most current information related to securing teaching positions.

Teacher Candidate Interview Day

UIndy participates in Teacher Candidate Interview Day, an annual collaboration of several private colleges that gives new graduates the opportunity to interact with more than 65 school districts from Indiana and other states.

Strong alumni network

UIndy has a strong network of loyal MAT alumni who are continually providing UIndy faculty with information about teaching opportunities.

Limited license teaching

In some cases, our students are already teaching with a limited license. Our program's design allows you to complete the degree requirements while continuing to teach.

A quality start to your teaching career

National Accreditation

The University of Indianapolis is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the oldest teacher accreditation organization in the country.

Teaching in other states

Because Indiana's teacher education requirements are considered to be some of the most rigorous in the country, our students are well-prepared to become licensed in other states. The Indiana Professional Standards Board has a license reciprocity agreement with more than 40 states, meaning if you get an Indiana teaching license and move to a reciprocity state, you will be granted a one-year license in that state while they review your qualifications compared to that state's standards.