T.E.A.C.H. Early
Childhood® Indiana

Indiana AEYC has been awarding T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Scholarships since 1996 to assist in addressing the issues of under-education, poor compensation and high turnover within the early childhood workforce.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA
Scholarship Models

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA provides the following CDA Assessment scholarship opportunities:
  • Career and Technical Education/Vocational High School CDA Assessment
  • The Child Development Associate (CDA) Process at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment and/or Renewal
This scholarship covers the following:
  • 90% of Assessment Fee ($425)
  • $200* bonus upon receipt of Child Development Associate (CDA) CredentialTM
    * The bonus is not applicable for Career and Technical Education/Vocational High School Students
Applications:

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA application for CDA Assessment and Renewal

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA application for CDA Assessment for Career and Technical Education/Vocational High School

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA provides the following associate degree scholarship opportunities:
  • Early Childhood Education Associate Degree
This scholarship covers the following:
  • 80% of tuition & books
  • $50 travel stipend
  • Release Time – when applicable
  • Bonus incentives at completion of contract
Application:

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA application for Associates, Bachelor and Master Degree

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA provides the following bachelor degree scholarship opportunities:
  • Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Certificates/Credentials:
    • Early Childhood Administrator Certificate, AIM4Excellence™
    • Director’s Credential at University of Southern Indiana
    • Infant & Toddler Certificate at Ball State University
This scholarship covers the following:
  • 80% of tuition & books
  • $50 travel stipend
  • Release Time – when applicable
  • Bonus incentives at completion of contract
Application:

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA application for Associates, Bachelor and Master Degree

Early Childhood Master Teacher Graduate Certificate

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Students completing the Early Childhood Education Master Teacher Certificate will be prepared for positions such as mentor teachers, curriculum specialists, and leaders in early care and education programs. A Master Teacher certificate enables the holder to serve as a lead teacher in Community Early Care and Education Programs, State-Funded Early Care and Education Programs, or Head Start Program. Master Teachers can supervise teachers, student teachers, and interns. This certificate is offered at Ball State University. The five courses are the beginnings of a master’s degree in early childhood education (MAE), which requires just five more courses to complete.

Transition to Early Childhood Teaching Graduate Certificate
  • The Transition to Teaching (TTT) Early Childhood Education program is a lock-step, graduate level, non-degree, initial licensure certificate program. The program is structured to prepare candidates to apply subject matter expertise, assessment knowledge, and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to early learning environments in order to support the healthy development of young children (birth-age 8) and their families. Coursework is completed online, and field experiences and student teaching are required. This program contains all the course requirements needed to become a licensed P-3 teacher in Indiana.
  • TTT is a twenty-four credit hours at Ball State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
AIM4Excellence Graduate Credential
  • Aim4Excellence is an online national director credential for early childhood administrators. More than 2,000 leaders across the country have earned this credential. Aim4Excellence modules can be taken for college credit or noncredit, used to help programs attain NAEYC accreditation, or linked state professional development or QRIS. Aim4Excellence focuses on the essential knowledge and skills leaders need to deliver high-quality programming for young children. It is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as an alternative pathway for meeting part of the director qualifications for NAEYC program accreditation. Participants can complete all nine, self-paced modules to earn the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential at the University of Southern Indiana through 9 graduate credit hours.
Eligibility:

Any teacher, assistant teacher, director/administrator, or family child care owner or employee meeting the following criteria is eligible to apply:

  • Must be living and working in Indiana.
  • Must be working at least 30 hours per week (Part Time Scholarships are available except for bachelors and graduate level scholarships)
  • Must be working in a licensed, legally exempt or registered childcare setting.
  • Income cap is waived for the graduate level Scholarships!
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood/Child Development
  • Enhance skills of early childhood educators through graduate-level early childhood education/child development coursework that enable them to provide in-depth early childhood teaching, and create higher-level programing. Indiana has more than six universities that offer a master’s degree in early childhood/child development.
  • We are open to partner with all state 4-year degree
Eligibility:

Any teacher, assistant teacher, director/administrator, or family child care owner or employee meeting the following criteria is eligible to apply:

  • Must be living and working in Indiana.
  • Must be working at least 30 hours per week (Part-Time Scholarships are available except for bachelor and graduate-level scholarships)
  • Must be working in a licensed, legally exempt or registered childcare setting.
  • The income cap is waived for the graduate-level Scholarships!