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Transition to Teaching Permit

Posted: Mon, 09/26/2011 - 2:51pm Updated: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:37pm

In order to be eligible for a Transition to Teaching (T2T) permit, you must be enrolled in an Indiana college/university T2T program and hired by an Indiana School Corporation. Once the applicant has completed the application, LVIS, our licensing portal, will route the application through the portal to the school corporation for approval by the superintendent.

Transition to Teaching programs are based on the premise that the candidate already has content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited education institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to Teaching program. The programs consist of 18 hours of coursework for secondary education and 24 hours for elementary education. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission.

Candidates applying for admission to a T2T program are no longer required to pass the Indiana CORE assessment (content test) prior to program admission unless using the “bachelor’s and passing the test” T2T admission option.

Early Childhood Education Requirements (Preschool-3)

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of professional experience; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.
  • 24 preparation hours, six (6) of those hours for reading

Elementary Education Requirements (K-6)

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of professional experience; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.
  • 24 preparation hours, six (6) of those hours for reading

Secondary Education Requirements (5-12)

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale and the degree corresponds to the subject content area in which the applicant seeks to be licensed; or
  • Graduate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area or related field in which the person wants to teach; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale and the degree corresponds to the subject content area in which the applicant seeks to be licensed, and five (5) years of professional experience; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.
  • 18 preparation hours

License Expiration Information

All licenses that are valid on the first day of the academic school year shall be considered valid for the duration of that academic school year.

Required Documents:

  • Official transcripts that bear the sign and/or seal of the registrar, the degree and date conferred. Provide transcripts for ALL completed coursework at ALL institutions attended.
  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider. Applicants for initial licensure of any type and applicants for all renewals must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification. To see approved CPR/AED/Heimlich training programs, click here.
  • Suicide Prevention Training Certificate. Click here.
  • A letter from the Indiana T2T program verifying acceptance into the T2T program on letterhead and signed.
  • If applicable, a copy of test score report showing passing score(s) of the content area(s) that applicant also wishes to be added to license.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  • Click on the LVIS Portal Link.
  • “Create Profile”
  • Fill out all the required fields and click “Create Profile.”
  • Go to your personal e-mail and find the e-mail(s) LVIS just sent you. It will be from “System Administrator.” If it ended up in your SPAM/JUNK e-mail folder, you need to add the e-mail address to your contact or safe senders list.
  • Click the link “Verify e-mail.”
  • Log into your LVIS account.
  • Click on “Transition to Teaching Permit” under Permits Scroll down if you do not see it. This will start an application for you.
  • Type in Subject area. Click Next.
  • Update the Indiana School Corporation, not school, where you are employed. Click “Submit Employer.” Be sure it updates the Employer name. Click “Return to Application.” Click Next.
  • Answer questions. If the answer is yes to any of them, you will be required to upload further documentation. Click Next.
  • Upload the required documentation. Click Next.
  • Review the application and if correct and nothing is missing, at the bottom of the page click “Submit Application.” If documentation is missing it will be outlined in RED.
  • Click “Click Here” to pay for all pending applications.
  • Check Box under “Pay?” for all licenses you wish to pay for. Fill in all required areas for Billing Information. Click “Review Summary.”
  • Review information and click box “I understand I am not entitled to a refund.” Click Submit.

A summary page will appear when the transaction is successfully completed

To check the status or get back into your application, click “Application Status” on the right hand side when you are in your LVIS account.

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Transition to Teaching Licensure Programs

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