Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
We are experiencing a high volume of calls and emails about the Indiana Department of Education's (IDOE) Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS) and licensing questions. We are responding to these calls and emails in the order we receive them. There is no need to call or email us again. If you have placed an application in LVIS, it will be worked in the order received. We are working hard to handle your request as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.
Office staff are unable to meet with walk-in applicants without a scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (317) 232-9010.
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The State Board of Education has begun the promulgation process to make changes to Indiana’s 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:
An online public comment site is open now at the following link:
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.
11/5/13--General Program Information about the Indiana CORE Assessments for educator licensure can be found in this FAQ document. IN FAQ Nov'13
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.
Important Change Effective July 1, 2013
The following requirement does not apply to substitute teacher permit applicants or educational interpreter applications.
Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license (includes instructional, student services and administrative licenses) at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. This requirement does not apply to a completed license application submitted and paid for in the LVIS online application system prior to July 1, 2013 even though the license may not be processed by licensing advisors or OELD staff until July 1, 2013 or after.
Click here to view evidence-based suicide prevention training opportunities and resources on the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Division of Mental Health and Addiction website.
Other information and training opportunities can be found at Learn IPFW.
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