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This page serves as a source of information for anyone seeking to become a Licensed Indiana Teacher. Please follow the links below to learn more about the process of becoming an Indiana educator.
- Alternative Teacher Preparation Routes
- Approved Master of Arts in Teaching Programs
- Approved Online Programs
- Approved Teacher Preparation Programs
- Approved Transition to Teaching Programs
- Current Educator Standards
- Federal Reporting for Teacher Preparation Programs
- Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA)
- Educator Testing
Indiana is transitioning away from Praxis I to a new basic skills assessment - called CASA - during the summer of 2013. Passage of the basic skills assessment (math, reading and writing) is required for candidates seeking admission to Indiana teacher preparation programs. Registration may be completed now at www.in.nesinc.com, but CASA test administration will not begin until July 1. During July and August, candidates may choose to take either the Praxis I basic skills tests or the CASA tests, but Praxis I will no longer be available after August 31, 2013. Candidates who do not pass all three sections of Praxis I by August 31 need register only for the portion of the CASA they still need to pass. There is a free CASA study guide available on the website (under preparation materials). Click here for the website. Fee-based practice tests will be available by June 1 for individual subtests or a practice test for all 3 subtests combined.
Alternate Certification Programs and Teaching Fellowships
- Alternate Pathways
We encourage individuals with bachelor’s degrees in disciplines other than education to consider becoming an educator in Indiana. Your knowledge and experience will be valuable in Indiana classrooms.
- Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship
- The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to teach in high-need Indiana secondary schools. This program is offered at Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Purdue University and the University of Indianapolis.
- The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
- The goal of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color is to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the United States. This program is offered at the University of Indianapolis.
- Teach for America
- Teach for America recruits outstanding recent college graduates from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows recruits and trains talented career changers and recent college graduates to be outstanding teachers in high-need schools in Indianapolis.
Teacher Diversity and Recruitment
In collaboration with several local organizations, the IDOE is committed to addressing the shortage of diverse candidates entering the teaching profession in Indiana.
- Teach Indiana Task Force:
- The Teach Indiana task force is committed to increasing the diversity of Indiana’s teaching force. This collaborative effort between the Indiana Department of Education, several higher education institutions, school corporations, and nonprofit organizations, focuses on strategies to successfully recruit and retain quality educators from underrepresented populations into the education profession.
- Educator Preparation Programs
- Recruitment efforts
- 2013-2014 Minority Teacher Scholarship (Indiana Commission for Higher Education)
- IU South Bend Underrepresented Teacher Scholarship
- Marion County Coordinators of Integrated Education (MCCIE)
- The MCCIE annually hosts the Teachers of Color Career Fair. This annual recruitment fair is one strategy the MCCIE uses to help schools identify and attract teachers of color. Participating school districts include the Metropolitan School Districts of Decatur, Lawrence, Perry, Warren, Washington, and Wayne Townships, as well as Franklin Township Community Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, School Town of Speedway, Brownsburg Community School Corporation, and Avon Community School Corporation.
- Indiana Black Expo