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Indy Teach

Become a Teacher

IndyTeach will help you become a licensed educator.


Begin Your Apprenticeship 

Christel House Indianapolis is proud to offer a teaching apprenticeship for skilled professionals who feel called to teach. Through the IndyTeach program, you’ll learn how to create lesson plans, connect with urban students from low-income backgrounds, and become the kind of teacher who empowers students and communities.

The program is designed to take talented college graduates and supply them with the skills and training to become licensed teachers in urban education settings. Through the mentorship model, Apprentices work alongside highly skilled teachers and gradually take on the responsibilities of teaching throughout an academic year.

Upon completion of the year and program requirements, Apprentices attain an Indiana State Teaching License without the need to return to a university. Through weekly profession development, regular coaching, and daily mentoring, Apprentices gain the skills to become quality educators through hands-on field experience in an urban setting.

Redefining Teacher Prep 

IndyTeach is designed to remove the financial barriers associated with becoming a teacher in order to draw on a broader population, and is therefore tuition free, paid, and fully benefited. Because of this, the apprenticeship is extremely competitive and only accepts 10 Apprentices per year.

Our program is unique, and it will prepare you for the challenges and rewards of teaching. If you have a bachelor’s degree but did not undergo traditional teacher certification, you may be a great fit for IndyTeach.

If you are interested in making an impact in urban education, please contact Lisa Andriate at or apply to the IndyTeach program directly when the application opens in October. 


A One Of A Kind Experience


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