Ivy Tech Community College will soon add to its education options. The school has received approval to offer an Associate of Science in Secondary Education degree with concentrations in mathematics and biology beginning this fall.
The degrees will be available at 15 Ivy Tech locations throughout the state, including Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lake County, Lawrenceburg, Muncie, Richmond, Sellersburg, South Bend/Elkhart, Terre Haute and Valparaiso. Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann says the degrees help the school’s goal of offering programs that are aligned to workforce needs.
“There is a growing shortage of high school STEM teachers, and as a result, we have worked closely with the Commission for Higher Education and Indiana’s public universities to develop programs in secondary math and biology education,” said Ellspermann. “These programs will provide an affordable, high quality, seamless transfer opportunity for Ivy Tech students to continue at a four-year university to meet the growing need for high school STEM teachers.”
The degrees will be included as options in Ivy Tech’s Transfer as a Junior program. Students who earn their associates degree will be able to transfer to any Indiana public four-year university with automatic junior status, so long as they meet that university’s admissions requirements.
You can learn more about Ivy Tech’s secondary education program by clicking here.