About the Academy

The Hoosier STEM Academy is a partnership among Ball State University , IUPUI, and Purdue University whose goal is to address a teacher shortage in Indiana in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The academy offers two programs: one for STEM professionals planning to transition to teaching and one for already-licensed teachers who wish to take graduate-level STEM courses to complete their credential to teach dual-credit courses at Indiana high schools.

Our Programs

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Provides stipends for current STEM undergraduates who aspire to be Indiana secondary STEM educators through a 18 credit hour teaching degree with a 3 year teaching commitment in qualifying Indiana Schools. Application due dates vary, please contact director for further details.

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Take courses that will let you teach dual-credit STEM classes in underserved Indiana schools. Receive a $1,400 stipend for each course taken.


You will need to apply to the fellows program or the teachers program and meet the admissions standards of and apply through one of the three universities: Ball State University, Purdue University, or IUPUI. 

Important Dates:

  • Ball State University Fellowship Program Application for Spring 2021 Due December 1, 2020
  • Ball State University Teachers Program Application for Spring 2021 Due December 1, 2020
  • Purdue University Transition to Teaching Program Application for Fall 2021 Due April 1, 2021
  • IUPUI Aspiring Teacher Alternative Certification Program Application for Summer 2021 Due February 1, 2021
  • Graduate School Application Due Dates Vary.  Contact Individual Graduate Schools for Application Due Dates.

Questions? Want to Learn More?

Think you might be interested in one of our programs but want to learn a little bit more? Please call or email our director!

Hoosier STEM Academy

Kizmin M. Jones
Teachers College, Room 830