Ivy Tech Community College partners with Grace College for Elementary Education transfer program

Ivy Tech Community College and Grace College are partnering to create opportunities for Ivy Tech students with a new transfer agreement focused on training elementary educators. Ivy Tech students already have access to general education transfer opportunities with Grace. Both institutions recognize the critical need for teachers in the state of Indiana, especially northeast Indiana, and have entered the 2+2 partnership without a statewide mandate to do so.

“This is a real ‘win’ for elementary-age children across Indiana and for our Ivy Tech students,” said Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw Chancellor Dr. Jerrilee Mosier. “Our students are passionate about their endeavors and just need access to the financial and community support it takes to pursue and complete a Bachelor’s degree. This is a tangible way that Ivy Tech is creating partnerships that keep our students moving toward their goals and meeting the needs of our communities. We are pleased to have Grace College join us in these efforts.”

Students studying Elementary Education at any Ivy Tech can take advantage of this articulation agreement as long as the student meets Grace’s entrance requirements and completes Ivy Tech’s Transfer As a Junior program.

“The Grace College School of Education is excited to collaborate with Ivy Tech Community College Statewide to provide exceptional training for students desiring to complete their Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education,” said Dr. Rachael Hoffert Chair of Elementary Education at Grace College. “In today’s society, the need for quality educators is in high demand. This partnership will create a link between two institutions to develop future teachers with character, competence, and a heart for service.”

Grace College is actively working on initiatives to reduce the cost of tuition for all Ivy Tech graduates, and has already put in place a tuition assistance guarantees for Ivy Tech graduates from the Warsaw and Fort Wayne campus. Any Ivy Tech student who has a zero Estimated Family Contribution on the FAFSA and full state aid will have traditional undergraduate tuition fully covered by federal, state, and Grace financial aid. Other Ivy Tech students will receive at least $10,000 in scholarships from Grace College for traditional undergraduate programs.

“We are thrilled to announce a partnership with Grace College’s School of Education,” said Katie Thomas, Program Chair of Elementary Education at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. “We look forward to continuing to develop this relationship to allow for our students to become compassionate, dedicated, and well-rounded educators of the future.”

For more information about education programs at Ivy Tech, visit IvyTech.edu/education

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About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

IU regional campuses, Ivy Tech Community College sign guaranteed admissions agreement

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Transfer students now have a clear pathway to an Indiana University degree, thanks to a new agreement with Ivy Tech Community College.

Effective June 1, Ivy Tech associate-level graduates from across Indiana are guaranteed admission, based on select provisions, into certain programs at all IU regional campuses via a Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA).

Aligning current best practices and the state’s established initiatives, the GAA spells out necessary coursework toward degree requirements at both institutions. Admission to all campuses also comes with an application fee waiver.

“Our regional campuses have continued to spark growth and innovation for students’ education and careers, exemplifying the hallmark of research, discovery and service of IU’s 200-year history,” said John Applegate, IU executive vice president for university academic affairs. “These guaranteed admissions agreements solidify IU’s commitment to best practices in transfers and steady progress toward degrees.”

This guaranteed admission eliminates any loss of credits while minimizing cost to students and ensuring they are able to complete their bachelor’s degrees on time.

“Since 2005, Ivy Tech and the IU regional campuses have been working together to improve transfer opportunities for students. This guaranteed admissions agreement takes our partnership to a new and higher level that directly benefits Hoosiers seeking bachelor’s degrees,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said.

“This agreement means that students can enroll in their first two years within one of the program areas covered by the agreement with assurance of their ultimate admission into the four-year regional campus of their choice as long as they complete their associate degree with the required grade point average. In uncertain times like these, students and parents are looking for certainty, safety and affordability.”

Ivy Tech students who want to take advantage of this opportunity can work with their Ivy Tech academic advisors to confirm that their academic plan meets all the requirements.

Students can further maximize savings on their degree by taking advantage of scholarship and grant opportunities at both institutions, which is critical to Hoosiers now more than ever during the COVID-19 crisis.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Ivy Tech Community College Offering 10,000 Participants Free Classes and Trainings

Indianapolis, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has announced it is offering free classes and trainings for 10,000 participants. The College is elevating its commitment to Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19 experiencing unemployment, reduced hours, and/or furloughs across the state. Participants may take more than one class or training in a range of relevant high-demand areas. 

Hoosiers can get detailed information about the classes and trainings, and register for free, by visiting ivytech.edu/10kclasses.

Many of the classes and trainings will be offered so that the participant can start and finish on their own timeline, with no regular course meeting times. A few offerings are time limited. The College plans to increase the types of offerings and trainings throughout the summer.  

“Nearly 650,000 Hoosiers are faced with unemployment, reduced hours or furloughs. While we hope many will return to their jobs, this is an outstanding opportunity for Hoosiers to skill up and become more marketable to their current and future employers,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann shared. “Ivy Tech and our partners have come together to provide free relevant training for what we hope will be many more than 10,000 Hoosiers.” 

Classes and trainings that are currently being offered as part of the initiative include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing: Smart Automation Certification Alliance Industry 4.0 Silver Level Multi-Skill Maintenance and Operations Technician Certifications (Associate I and II, Electrical Systems, Electric Motor Control Systems, Motor Control Troubleshooting, Pneumatic Systems)
  • Tools of the Industry with Autodesk: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining, Fusion 360 Introduction to CAD and CAM, Simulation Analysis for Mechanical Engineers, 3-Axis Machining with Fusion 360, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers. Autodesk Inc. is the software provider for people who make things
  • Information Technology: Introduction to Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials, AWS Educate Cloud Practitioner
  • Business and Cross-Sector: LinkedIn Learning

Later this summer more class and training offerings for skills credit, and for-credit classes and trainings, will be phased in later this summer.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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