Posted: Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:30pm Updated: Fri, 09/11/2020 - 10:59am

New Program Proposal Review Process

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) encourages the development of high quality and rigorous educational programs for future Indiana educators.  In order to ensure high quality of preparation for future P-12 educators, all new proposals must be reviewed by a committee, the Indiana Educator Preparation Program Review Team (INPREP).  This committee is comprised of representatives from various fields, including higher education, P-12 schools and administration, the IDOE, and/or a related content field.  The IDOE will consider the final recommendation of INPREP before moving a proposal to the Indiana State Board of Education for final approval.  Please be sure to review all information and documentation on this webpage prior to submitting a proposal.  For a more detailed visual representation of the review process, please click here.

All new program proposals must be submitted electronically to sbogan@doe.in.gov.  There are no character or page limits, but only electronic submissions will be accepted.  Do not mail materials to our office.
Note:  All materials submitted to the Indiana Department of Education may be accessed and reviewed by the public upon request.

Submission Dates

Submission Dates
Proposals with Spring 2021 Anticipated Start Date
Deadline to submit application to IDOE August 1, 2020
Onsite presentation to IDOE Review Committee** September 15-16, 2020
Deadline for IDOE Review Committee recommendation*** To be determined
Recommendation to Indiana State Board of Education November, December, 2020 or January 2021
Proposals with Summer or Fall 2021 Anticipated Start Date
Deadline to submit application to IDOE February 1, 2021
Onsite presentation to IDOE Review Committee** To be determined
Deadline for IDOE Review Committee recommendation*** To  be determined
Recommendation to Indiana Board of Education April, May, or June 2021
  • *Dates subject to change.
  • **Unless otherwise noted, all onsite meetings will be at the following location:
       115 W. Washington Street
       South Tower, Suite 600
       Indianapolis, IN 46204
       8:30 AM (EST) – 4:30 PM (EST)
    Visit http://www.doe.in.gov/epps/new-program-proposals for final agenda and location.
  • ***Program proposals not recommended for approval may be resubmitted during the next review cycle.

In order to avoid confusion, please review the following before referencing a “program” within your proposal.  It may help to refer to the following (EPP, LCP, etc.), as well as the “resource section” at the end of the rubric feedback form above.

  • Educator Preparation Program (EPP) refers to the institution or entity offering one or more licensure content areas (Example:  Butler University is an EPP).
  • Licensing Content Program (LCP) refers to a course program within an EPP resulting in a license (Example:  Butler University (EPP) offers a program for licensure in secondary mathematics (LCP in Secondary Mathematics).

All programs (EPP and LCP) must be aligned to state and national standards expected of Indiana programs (see www.doe.in.gov/licensing/repa-educator-standards).  Indiana educators will be required to pass licensure assessments based on the same standards (http://www.in.nesinc.com/Home.aspx). 

All programs (EPP and LCP) will be required to seek and maintain national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  CAEP standards apply to the overall EPP.  Specialized Professional Association (SPA) standards are part of CAEP accreditation and are unique to each LCP.  More information will be provided after the review process is complete. Please visit http://www.doe.in.gov/epps/accreditation for more details. 

New EPPs must submit an annual report to the IDOE until CAEP accreditation is secured.  The IDOE will also conduct an annual review of the new program.  Please review the following for more information:

The Career Specialist Permit is a new licensing option under REPA 3 for individuals interested in secondary (5-12) teaching. In order to be eligible for this permit, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0/4.0 GPA in a licensure content area, pass the appropriate CORE content exam, and provide verification of 6,000 hours of content-related nonteaching occupational experience within the past five (5) years. The initial permit is valid for two (2) years and can only be renewed after the completion of a State Board of Education-approved pedagogy component. The component may be offered by the school in which the person is teaching, a college or university, or another entity. The component must also begin within 30 days of accepting a teaching position.

The Indiana Department of Education will review all pedagogy component proposals prior to recommending approval to the board.  Anyone interested in seeking approval for a pedagogy component should download both the CSP Pedagogy Provider Approval Request Cover Sheet and CSP Pedagogy Provider Approval Process – Instructions and Assessment Rubric (see below) and submit all required materials electronically (email) to Scott Bogan, Higher Education Preparation Specialist, at sbogan@doe.in.gov.  Please contact Scott Bogan at sbogan@doe.in.gov or 317.232.9178 with questions.