How to Apply?

ITEP is currently looking for future teacher candidates to begin Fall 2020.

If you are from a tribal community and are hoping to become a certified Elementary Education professional, please contact Sara Knepper at with a copy of your unofficial transcript.

For further information, please contact: or

Fall Application Open: Dec. 16, 2019 - Feb. 14, 2020

Submit your application

Program Begins: August 24, 2020


Why ITEP?: 

ITEP is dedicated to developing critical/justice-oriented, and culturally sustaining educators who promote strength and well-being within Indigenous communities. ITEP teacher candidates will  examine their own cultural identities in relation to the making of an Indigenous teacher.

  • Receive loan-for-service aid for: tuition, stipend, and technology
  • Attend American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) Workshops
  • Work in schools serving a high proportion of Indigenous students

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