Master’s Degree Funding

Learn more about how Teach Dual Credit Indiana can fund graduate courses for eligible teachers to complete a master’s degree.

Supporting Teachers Who Need to Complete a Master’s Degree to Meet Dual Credit Credentialing Requirements

Teachers who complete 12-18 graduate credits through Teach Dual Credit Indiana and who do not yet have a master’s degree may be eligible to complete a master’s degree at no cost to them through Teach Dual Credit Indiana funding.

Keep reading to view eligibility requirements and master’s completion options.

For participating higher education partners, our program may be able to pay for graduate courses outside of the Teach Dual Credit Indiana catalog, including tuition and books (up to $180 per semester).

Note: Teach Dual Credit Indiana is unable to pay graduate program application fees, admin fees, graduation fees, etc. Be sure to check with your school or corporation for assistance to cover these costs.

Eligibility Requirements

Funding is limited for this opportunity. To be considered, teachers must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have not yet completed a master’s degree
  • Complete 12-18 graduate credits through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area (communications/speech, economics, English, history, political science/government, or world languages) for dual credit credentialing
  • Receive confirmation from your school’s dual credit credential provider that 18 graduate credits in your content area have been accepted
  • Have a current teaching assignment at an Indiana K-12 school
  • Work toward a master’s degree at an Indiana higher education public or private institution for dual credit credentialing purposes
  • Earn a C+ or higher in each course to continue participating

Choosing a Master’s Degree Pathway

A list of approved degree programs by content area is available below. Please check the degree requirements as you make course selections while completing 18 graduate credits in the content area. 

How To Participate

This is a scholarship opportunity. If approved, teachers are responsible to apply to a graduate program, enroll in courses, and notify Teach Dual Credit Indiana of course enrollment and final grades for each course.

Teach Dual Credit Indiana will reach out to eligible teachers as they near completion of 18 graduate credits in a content area. If you believe you are eligible and have not yet been contacted, please reach out to us.

Teachers are responsible to initiate and complete each step, and failing to do so may mean that courses are not funded by Teach Dual Credit Indiana. 

Steps to complete a master’s degree:

  • Select a master’s degree pathway from the list below.
  • Ensure you follow degree recommendations in planning course selections to complete up to 18 initial graduate credits.
  • Receive and complete a master’s degree assistance form from Teach Dual Credit Indiana.
  • Contact the higher education institution you are considering to request a transcript review (if transferring in external credits).
  • Complete the institution’s higher education institution application
  • Once approved for funding, register for a course and send the name and course number, along with a screenshot of the course registration to teachdualcredit@uindy.edu. Textbook costs (up to $180) vary by institution and are included or will be reimbursed.
  • At the end of the course, send a transcript or information containing your final grade to teachdualcredit@uindy.edu. Teachers must maintain a grade of C+ in each course to remain eligible for funding. 

Which Master’s Degree Approach is the Right Fit for You?

For teachers who are working on or starting a master’s degree for the purpose of becoming credentialed to teach dual credit courses, Teach Dual Credit Indiana may be able to fund the tuition and textbooks at several participating higher education institutions. The following options are some of the possible ways to complete a funded master’s degree:

Education focused –
Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, or other master’s degree dedicated to perfecting the craft of teaching (remember, teachers still need 18 graduate credits in content area that are not focused on pedagogy).

Content area focused –
Master’s degree in a content area or discipline, such as Master of Arts in English, or other content area approved by a school’s dual credit provider.

General education focused – 
Master’s degree using a multi-disciplinary approach (i.e. Master of Liberal Studies)

Master’s Completion Options by Content Area

Communications/Speech

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Indianapolis
  • Education focused
  • Teachers can transfer 18 graduate credits taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area and from any participating institution toward this degree.

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M.A. in Communications: University of Southern Indiana
  • Content area focused
  • Teachers should take communications courses from the University of Southern Indiana.

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Economics

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Indianapolis
  • Education focused
  • Teachers can transfer 18 graduate credits taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area and from any participating institution toward this degree.

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M.S. in International Economics and Finance: Valparaiso University
  • Content area focused
  • Teachers should take economics courses from Valparaiso University.

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English

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Indianapolis
  • Education focused
  • Teachers can transfer 18 graduate credits taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area and from any participating institution toward this degree.

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M.A. in English: University of Indianapolis
  • Content area focused
  • Teachers should complete English courses from the University of Indianapolis. Up to 15 graduate credits in English taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana may be accepted from other institutions.

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M.S. in English in Education: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Education focused
  • Teachers should complete English courses from Indiana Wesleyan University. 

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History

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Indianapolis
  • Education focused
  • Teachers can transfer 18 graduate credits taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area and from any participating institution toward this degree.

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Political Science

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Indianapolis
  • Education focused
  • Teachers can transfer 18 graduate credits taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area and from any participating institution toward this degree.

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M.A.T. in Political Science: Indiana University
  • Education focused
  • Teachers should complete political science courses from Indiana University. 

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M.A. in Political Science: Indiana University
  • Content area focused
  • Teachers should complete political science courses from Indiana University.

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World Languages

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Indianapolis
  • Education focused
  • Teachers can transfer 18 graduate credits taken through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in one content area and from any participating institution toward this degree.

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M.A.T. in French: Indiana University
  • Education focused
  • Teachers should complete French courses from Indiana University.

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Master of Liberal Studies: Indiana University
  • General education focused
  • Teachers should complete German or Spanish courses from Indiana University. This completion option is not available for French.

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