Education

Education is an important part of Indiana and the state constantly strives to become even better by offering more quality schools and teachers to its students. To do that, the government has established a number of institutions, each of which is hard at work to provide efficient, modern-day education in nurseries, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and disability schools.

Department of Education

The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) aims to provide top-notch services for students, teachers, parents and schools in Indiana in order to support and improve their quality of work, involvement and success. A greatamount of information offered by the Indiana Department of Education is available online for everyone, and you can find everything about alternative learning programs, information on higher education, colleges and universities that are eligible to offer state financial aid, charter schools, libraries and more.

Financial Aid for College

The state of Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education (CHE) is the institution responsible for awarding financial aid to students who wish to enroll at Indiana colleges but need financial assistance. The state financial aid is awarded if the student meets eligibility criteria, and it is applied to an approved tuition and assessed fees at the college chosen by the student. Furthermore, every college has its own conditions, so before applying for financial aid, students are encouraged to look into the information laid out by the college they have chosen.

Educator Licensing

The Indiana Department of Education also offers licensing of educators through its Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing (OEEL). Its main goal is to maintain the high quality of education through improving qualifications, knowledge and preparedness of its educators. Thosewho obtain this type of educational licensing often seek to teach in schools as full-time teachers, substitute teachers or visiting teachers.

Disability Schools

The state of Indiana has also established special schools for children with disabilities, specifically for the deaf and the blind. The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) accepts deaf and hard-of-hearing students in their nursery, elementary, middle school and high school programs. There are many social activities offered in the ISD, such as memberships in organizations, sports, clubs and more. To help students and their parents even further, the ISD has created services that offer programs for learning American Sign Language, educational and training classes and materials, consultations, Parent-Infant program, audiology, etc.

Similarly, the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI) is one of the best schools of the kind in the US. It serves children who have bad vision or are blind and provides assistance and support for their families, caregivers and teachers. The ISBVI has preschool through high school programs and a student campus in Indianapolis. Highly skilled educators not only teach  children according to Indiana’s core curriculum, but they also implement  life skills that will help them improve their physical, personal and social lives.

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