School of Education

  • School of Education
  • School of Education
  • School of Education
  • School of Education

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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.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education
Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education
Master of Science degree in Elementary Education
Master of Science degree in Secondary Education

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.


Education Student Services

Office Hours

Monday & Thursday
8:00 - 6:00
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
8:00 - 5:00

Director of Fiscal & Administrative Operations

Kelly Zieba
(219) 980-6879
Fax Number
(219) 981-4208

Dr. Vernon G. Smith, Interim Dean
/ Professor - 
(219) 980-7120 / Hawthorn Hall 339

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
School of Education
Hawthorn Hall, Room 354
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408