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An innovative Apprentice Teacher preparation program

A New Pathway to Teaching.




Urban teachers face unique challenges, IndyTeach is about one thing - preparing talented college graduates to become talented urban teachers. IndyTeach is an alternative teacher preparation program unlike any other teacher prep program in Indiana. Christel House Schools and IndyTeach are committed to helping prepare educators to better serve students in poverty. 

The IndyTeach apprenticeship is for individuals who received a Bachelor’s degree but did not undergo a traditional teacher certification program at a university. You are a great fit for IndyTeach if you meet these qualifications, and have a passion for education and the drive to serve others.




Our Program, Our Approach and Requirements

Our Program

Through the program, apprentice teachers gain invaluable experience in the field of education, while working alongside a mentor teacher. Over the course of a year-long paid apprenticeship, IndyTeach apprentices undergo 3 key stages of transitional development to gain the knowledge and skills of a practicing teacher.  Upon completion of the program and passage of the CORE exams, apprentices qualify for an Indiana teacher instructional license.


Our Approach

Applicants must have the desire and willingness to invest meaningfully with students from low income backgrounds to produce both social and academic transformation.

Christel House believes in developing students using a holistic approach that pairs rigorous academic content with social and emotional skills to produce transformational change.

OUR Requirements

  • Must have a bachelor's degree and strong content knowledge in their area of teaching interest.
  • Must have a attained a 3.0 GPA or a 2.5 with 5 years of professional work experience
  • Must have attained a minimum of 1100 SAT, 24 ACT or 301 GRE score



Building aspirations and dreams is the fuel for success



Our aim is not to sort students-- it is to transform them into more intelligent, poised and thoughtful individuals. We’ve not succeeded unless we are producing graduates who are employable, good neighbors, active and concerned citizens who seek to establish positive family relationships.


Meet the apprentices