School of Education


The School of Education (SOE) supports and facilitates the shared vision of IU Northwest by collaborating and cooperating with other educational institutions, external partners, and surrounding communities to further excellence in educational processes and enhance the overall quality of life in those communities.

In light of these commitments, the mission of the SOE at IU Northwest is to prepare professional educators who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for becoming reflective professionals and lead teachers.
Reflective professionals are those who, in light of current research and best practice, exercise reasoned judgment to:

  • critically examine their professional practices
  • make informed decisions
  • effectively facilitate the learning of their students

Lead teachers are those who incorporate a rich understanding of content knowledge and best professional practices to renew themselves and their professional practice through inquiry and leadership.

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Degrees / Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (Teaching All Learners' Program with Special Ed Endorsement)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education
  • Master of Science degree in Elementary Education
  • Master of Science degree in Secondary Education
  • Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership
  • Graduate Program in Special Education (Initial Licensing)
  • Graduate Program of UTEP (Urban Teacher Education Program - Initial Licensing)

Degrees and Programs

The Student's Responsibility

Advisors and directors assist students in planning a program of study to satisfy requirements, but each student assumes final responsibility for meeting all deadlines and all requirements.

Office Hours

Monday & Thursday
8:00 - 6:00

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
8:00 - 5:00

Phone Number

(219) 980-6510

Interim Dean

Dr. Mark B. Sperling
(219) 980-6887
Hawthorn Hall 357-A

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
School of Education

Hawthorn Hall, Room 354
3400 Broadway 
Gary, Indiana 46408

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