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Certificate in Elementary Teacher Training

Are you ready for a transformative journey into the world of education? Take the next step forward with Indiana Wesleyan University’s online Elementary Teacher Training program. This innovative program, designed to be completed in just 12 months, offers a suite of seven targeted courses, all delivered online for unparalleled flexibility.

Tailored for students seeking to pivot into elementary education from a variety of backgrounds—whether you’re in healthcare, childcare or even a Sunday school teacher—our teacher training certificate equips you with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to inspire and lead in the classroom. Dive into a curriculum that prepares you for a rewarding career in elementary education, all while balancing your current responsibilities.

Why Pursue My Elementary Teacher Training Certificate Online at IWU?

In the span of 12 months, Indiana Wesleyan University’s Elementary Teacher Training program will immerse you in a deep exploration of the essential aspects of elementary education. Tuition rates are locked in on your start date, so you never have to worry about tuition increases while you study through IWU. You’ll engage in a comprehensive study of the developmental stages of young learners, gaining insights into how to best support and nurture their growth. Our expert, Christian faculty teach through the same biblical worldview found on our main campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career.

What Will I Learn in an Online Elementary Teacher Training Program?

The curriculum is designed to empower you to create engaging and inclusive lesson plans that cater to the diverse needs of students. This, in turn, helps you foster an environment where every child can flourish. Beyond the core pedagogical strategies, this teacher training course emphasizes the importance of classroom management, ensuring you can cultivate a positive and productive learning atmosphere. It also introduces innovative ways to integrate technology into teaching, preparing you for the use of digital tools to effectively enhance educational outcomes.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

21 Credit Hours


$395/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Elementary Teacher Training Program

Coursework for your elementary teacher training certificate covers how to:

  • Practice professional, moral and ethical behavior grounded in biblical principles
  • Assess students to determine their needs and better inform instruction
  • Develop instructional strategies that consider the diverse needs of your students

Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma, GED certification, or country equivalent.
  • Completion of the 21 credit hours with a grade of "C" or higher in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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