1st Year Teachers, Administrators and School Service Personnel (school counselors, school nurses, school social workers, school psychologists)
Check your license type to see how to proceed with IMAP:
Reciprocal License - This is issued if you have an out-of-state license, and you are meeting your deficiencies noted in an evaluation of your credentials. You MAY enroll in Year One of IMAP.
Emergency Permit - This license is requested by your school corporation to fill a need in a shortage area. You MAY enroll in Year One of IMAP.
Rules 46-47 License - This is a standard license. Teachers: If this is your first year of teaching, or if you have never completed your internship, in the spring, your principal/director/administrator will validate the back of your license. You DO NOT enroll in IMAP. Administrators & School Service Personnel - There are no internship requirements under this rule for administrators or school service personnel.
Rules 2002 and REPA Initial Practitioner License - Teachers: Most recent graduates will hold this instructional license. You MUST be enrolled in Year One of IMAP. Administrators: You must currently hold an administrative position to participate in IMAP.
Role of the Mentor
In most schools, a mentor has been assigned to help a new teacher with day-to-day operations, classroom situations, curriculum issues, etc. The State no longer requires new teachers to have a mentor to complete their IMAP requirements. However, the beginning teacher MUST enroll in IMAP for the year to count toward his or her IMAP requirements.
Requirements for Year One IMAP Candidates
During the year you may work with a mentor and fulfill any requirements that are set forth by your specific school corporation. At the end of Year One, please follow the appropriate steps below based upon your situation.
Reciprocal License - No end of the year documentation is needed. IMAP enrollment serves as proof the first year has been completed. The candidate must complete deficiencies and obtain an Initial Practitioner’s license. The following year, the candidate enrolls in Year Two of IMAP while holding the Initial Practitioner’s License.
Emergency Permit - No end of the year documentation is needed. IMAP enrollment serves as proof the first year has been completed. The candidate MAY NOT enroll in Year Two of IMAP while holding an Emergency Permit.
Rules 46-47 License - The Principal/Director/Administrator validates the back of the license with his or her signature. The internship is completed.
Rules 2002 and REPA Initial Practitioner’s License - No end of the year documentation is needed. IMAP enrollment serves as proof the first year has been completed. The candidate must be enrolled in Year Two of IMAP at the beginning of the next school year.