Educator Preparation

Posted: Tue, 09/20/2011 - 9:56am Updated: Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:05pm

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.

Important Announcement on Proposed Licensing Rule Changes
 
The State Board of Education has begun the promulgation process to make changes to Indiana‚Äôs educator preparation and licensure rules. The document containing these proposed rule changes is referred to as REPA 3 (or REPA III).  REPA III was published as a proposed rule in the Indiana Register on December 18, 2013 along with the notice for three public hearings that will occur next month (January 13, 14 and 16, 2014) in northern, central and southern Indiana. Here is the link to the notice of the public hearings in the Indiana Register: http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20131218-IR-511130399PHA.xml.pdf.
 
The document containing the proposed rule changes is found here:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20131218-IR-511130399PRA.xml.html
 
An online public comment site is open now at the following link:
http://www.in.gov/sboe/REPAIIIcomment.htm
 
You are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to engage in the promulgation process by reviewing the proposed rule changes and attending a public hearing or submitting your comments online.

IMPORTANT CHANGES

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.