Posted: Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:38am Updated: Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:41am

How to Add Content Areas

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Add Montessori Endorsement   Add with Coursework & Testing   Add with Testing Alone

  • Download the PDF file Add a Content Area by Completion of Coursework and Testing

 

Add Montessori Endorsement

Currently licensed elementary generalist teachers who have completed training accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) may add a Montessori endorsement to their existing elementary license.  The endorsement acknowledges completion of additional Montessori pedagogy training and does not expand the elementary generalist license beyond its current validity and grade coverage. 

  • Licensed elementary generalist teachers may apply for the addition of a Montessori endorsement to their licenses by submitting required documentation of completion of a MACTE accredited training program.
  • No licensure test is required for the Montessori endorsement as it is not an instructional content area and it does not expand the validity or grade coverage of the license to which it is being added.

Required Documents:

  • Official certificate showing completion of MACTE accredited Montessori training program.
  • Official transcripts showing completion of Montessori Training program.

Licensing Fee Information:  Click here.

Step-by-Step Instructions:  Click Here.

 

Add a Content Area by Completion of Coursework and Testing

Content area additions and license renewals can be applied for at the same time if the expiration date of the license is within 90 days. Since both actions will be completed by our office simultaneously, submit one $35 fee.

  • Beginning January 16, 2015 all license additions will require successful completion of the required CORE content test if there is an approved test for the content area, as well as any coursework requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Official transcripts if adding with coursework from an out-of-state institution. If coursework was completed at an Indiana college/university, applications will be routed to those institutions for processing.
  • If test scores are not available in your LVIS profile, upload the official copy of the passing test scores.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Log into your LVIS account.
  2. Click on Add Application on the right hand side.
  3. Click the Addition
  4. Choose the license you wish to add the content area to.
  5. Type in the Area you wish to add.
  6. Click Coursework button.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Add Recommending Institution Entry.
  9. Select the State.
    1. If Indiana, Select the Indiana College/University.
    2. If out-of-state, type in the name of the college/university.
  10. Answer the questions. Click Next.
  11. Upload required documentation, if required. Click Next.
  12. If you have everything completed, you will be able to Submit Application. If not, you need to fix what is missing. Missing documentation will be in RED.
  13. Click the link to pay for all pending applications.
  14. Mark the box under the Pay?
  15. Fill out all the Billing information.
  16. Click Review Summary.
  17. Click box under Refund Policy.
  18. Click Submit.

 

 

Adding with Testing Alone

  • Download the PDF file Adding with Testing Alone

Content area additions and license renewals can be applied for at the same time if the expiration is within 90 days. Since both actions will be completed by our office at the simultaneously, submit only one $35 fee.

The seven content areas that require both an approved program of coursework and testing in order to be added to an existing license remain the same. These include:

  • Communication Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Learners
  • Exceptional Needs (Mild Intervention, Intense Intervention, Blind and Low Vision, Deaf and Hard of Hearing);
  • Fine Arts content areas (Visual Arts, Vocal and General Music, Instrumental and General Music, and Theater Arts);
  • High Ability

For more information on the Pearson CORE Assessments, Click on this Testing Chart - ADDITIONS to see what areas can be added via Pearson IN Core Content Area Tests. Sign up for their tests at this link: http://www.in.nesinc.com/Home.aspx

***The areas of CTE: Family and Consumer Sciences, CTE: Agriculture, CTE: Business Services & Technology and CTE: Marketing may be added by testing in addition to providing 4,000 hours of documented work experience in this area.

Required Documents:

  • If test scores are not available in your LVIS profile, upload the official copy of the passing test scores.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Log into your LVIS account.
  2. Click on Add Application on the right hand side.
  3. Click the Addition
  4. Choose the license you wish to add the content area to.
  5. Type in the Area you wish to add.
  6. Click Content Exam to add by testing.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Answer the questions. If requested, upload required documentation and provide description. Click Next.
  10. Upload the official score report. Click Next.
  11. If you have everything completed, you will be able to Submit Application. If not, you need to fix what is missing. Missing documentation will be in RED.
  12. Click the link to pay for all pending applications.
  13. Mark the box under the Pay?
  14. Fill out all the Billing information.
  15. Click Review Summary.
  16. Click box under Refund Policy.
  17. Click Submit