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Indiana Teacher K-12
Teacher Testing Requirements
In order to become a teacher in Indiana you must pass the Indiana CORE Assessments for educator licensure to meet the requirements to earn your teaching license. Indiana Teachers of Tomorrow has created resources to help you with passing these exams and the information below is from our work with the Indiana Department of Education.
Note that Indiana works with NES for the Indiana CORE Assessments and the tests are computer based – not paper and pencil. You must use your social security number with all CORE Assessments in order to process your teacher certification paperwork. If you test in Indiana all scores will automatically be sent to the Indiana Department of Education.
Indiana CORE Assessments For
You must pass the required teacher tests this before you can start teaching.
Passing is 220 on each subtest and you must pass all three sub-tests to be admitted.
Indiana Content Area Test
You must take the specific CORE content area test in the subject area in which you are seeking certification. You may take additional content area tests to meet federal highly qualified status. This is highly recommended as it increases your marketability as a candidate for a teaching position.
Indiana Developmental (Pedagogy) Assessments is the pedagogy exam required for an instructional license. You can take it before you teach but most wait until they have been in the classroom teaching, as the test is focused on the application of pedagogy in the classroom.
The test you take depends on the instructional license you are working towards.
The test is consists of 100 multiple choice questions and you have 105 minutes to take it. The passing score is 220, and the cost is $114.
(005) Elementary Education (K-6)
(006) Secondary Education (5-12)
Preschool to Grade 12
(007) P-12 Education
Assessments for Educators
Generally each test is has 100 multiple choice questions with 105 minutes to complete using a computer at a cost of $114 and a passing score of 220. Test fees may vary depending on the test you are taking.
Should a candidates’s enrollment in the Florida Teachers program be terminated or cancelled for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following policies:
Cancellation can be made in person, by electronic mail, by Certified Mail or by termination.
All monies will be refunded if the Program does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the admission agreement and making an initial payment.
Cancellation after the third (3rd) Business Day, but before the first day teaching, results in a refund of all monies paid to the Program, with the exception of the initial program admission fee ($295).
Cancellation after employment begins as a teacher of record will result in a termination in the collection of monthly payments. All monthly Program payments collected prior to cancellation are non-refundable.
Refunds will be made within 30 days of termination of candidates’ enrollment or receipt of Cancellation Notice from candidate.
The Indiana Teachers Alternative Certification Program provides educator preparation consisting of:
Comprehensive training coursework
Ongoing personal support from Program Advisors
The benefit of our relationships with Florida school districts, charter and private schools
A Personalized Education Plan to track your progress toward certification
Documentation, resources and support for a job search as an educator
Excellent in-classroom support from experienced educators
Indiana Teacher Admission Process
Indiana Teachers requires all candidates pursuing admission to the program to provide evidence of the following
Bachelor’s Degree or higher from accredited institution
Official transcripts with degree conferred and a 3.0 GPA or 2.5 with exemptions.