Posted: Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:09pm Updated: Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:17pm


  • CAEP
  • Program Review
  • Resources
  • Reports
  • Forms

New Program Proposal

  • Content Program
  • EPP Program
  • Career Specialist Permit Pedagogy Provider
  • Review Rubric
  • Review Process
  • Forms

Peer Practice & Resources

  • Success Stories
  • Peer Resources
  • Innovative Practices
  • Diversity
  • Teacher Recruitment
  • Full-Year Residency Pilot Program Guidance


Alternate Programs   Diversity & Recruitment   Teaching Fellowships

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 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, 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.


Teaching Fellowships

  • 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.
  • 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