About the Office of Educator Licensing and Development

Posted: Fri, 09/23/2011 - 10:18am Updated: Tue, 07/23/2013 - 1:02pm

In 2005, the General Assembly passed legislation to place the agency and staff of the Indiana Professional Standards Board (IPSB) into the Indiana Department of Education. The division, now called the Division of Professional Standards and also known as the Office of Educator Licensing and Development, is responsible for educator licensing, testing, induction, assessment, and continuing education as well as the accreditation of Indiana teacher preparation units.

The mission of the Office of Educator Licensing and Development is to establish and maintain high standards for licensing educators to work in Indiana’s P-12 schools. In order to enhance the quality of learning that takes place in our schools, we must have qualified individuals preparing and delivering instruction to our students. Our division will accomplish this by working with higher education preparatory programs and incorporating a sound license program based on professional development activities and training. Our division will develop alternative certification programs to get the best and brightest in their field to instruct the students in our state. Our division will strive to work with optimal efficiency while providing outstanding customer service.