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How to Become a Teacher
in Indiana

Eligibility to Teach

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is responsible for issuing teaching certificates to potential teachers in the state. If you have not attended a college or university teacher preparation program, you will need to apply for a Transition to Teaching Permit. In order to be eligible for a Transition to Teaching Permit, you must first meet one of the IDOE-approved admission options:

Elementary Education Requirements (K-6)

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale; or
  • Both a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Both a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.

P-12 Education Requirements (P-12)

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university 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 a regionally accredited university in the subject area or related field in which the person wants to teach; or
  • Both a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university 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 relevant professional experience; or
  • Both a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.

Secondary Education Requirements (5-12)

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university 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 a regionally accredited university in the subject area or related field in which the person wants to teach; or
  • Both a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university 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 relevant professional experience; or
  • Both a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.

You must then enroll in an IDOE approved Transition to Teaching teacher preparation program such as Indiana Teachers of Tomorrow.

Transition to Teaching
Program Admission
Indiana Teachers of Tomorrow

To be admitted to the program you must have the following.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with official transcripts
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Meet one of the IDOE-approved admission options listed above
  • Completed Indiana Teachers application and completed interview
  • Passing with 220 or greater on all three sections of the CASA test – or meet an approved alternative

Once you receive your official Indiana Teachers Letter of Acceptance

  • You can go get a teaching position – this is critical – start looking, talking, and working towards the teaching position you want. There are a lot of teacher shortages in Indiana, but you still have to do the legwork to get a job.
  • Work with your Indiana Teachers advisors to help you.
  • Begin Classroom Readiness Training and Field Based Experiences to make sure are ready to succeed when you get your classroom.

Apply for the Transition to Teaching Permit

  • Have offer letter from school entity
  • Receive official Letter of Eligibility from Indiana Teachers
  • Provide your official transcripts
  • Passing scores or equivalent on CASA
  • Log into your IDOE LVIS portal to apply for your Transition to Teaching Permit
  • Pay licensure fees: $35 evaluation fee of your application and a $35 license fee to issue your license

Start Your Teaching Career!

Once you have your Transition to Teaching Permit, you will begin working towards your Practitioner License. You will teach for two years on your T2T Permit. You will complete your remaining requirements during your Internship Year (your first-year teaching).

  • Complete all Phase II: Excellence in Teaching and Learning content from Indiana Teachers
  • Achieve a passing score of 220 on the required Indiana content assessments and Developmental (Pedagogy) Assessments for your specific grade level
  • Successfully teach for two years
  • Receive positive recommendation by Building Level Administrator and Field Supervisor at the end of your Internship Year
  • Present your Letter of Completion from Indiana Teachers as well as transcript of completed coursework to IDOE for recommendation for your Indiana Practitioner License

Apply Now

At Indiana Teachers, we understand that the journey to becoming a certified teacher in Indiana takes a lot of time, effort, and determination on your part. Our streamlined program offers you the most effective route to the classroom through its self-paced and affordable design. So get started and you will soon be inspiring the next generation of learners – become an Indiana Teacher today!!

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