Indiana Teachers will provide you with a Field Supervisor to support you in the classroom. Field Supervisors are experienced educators and administrators who will offer strategies and guidance to help you succeed in the classroom.
You receive a Field Supervisor once you are hired in the classroom. They will contact you to set up your first meeting and periodically visit your classroom to observe your teaching. You can rely on them for advice on how to handle all the aspects of being a teacher and work with them to improve your instructional skills.
We believe that providing you with consistent and positive support is one of the most important resources we offer. Indiana Teachers and our Field Supervisors are there to help you in every way possible.
Your Building Level Administrator is usually the Principal of your school. Your administrator is there to help you navigate on-campus issues and gain perspective on school culture. They will set the expectations of your performance in your teaching position and discuss your progress with you regularly. At the end of your internship year, your Field Supervisor and Building Level Administrator will submit a recommendation for your Practitioner License. Indiana Teachers will handle this step for you, no action is required on your part, though it is a necessary step to becoming a licensed teacher in Indiana.
At Indiana Teachers we are proud of the personal commitment and relationship we have with each of our candidates and inters. Our relationship with you is founded on the basic principals of mutual respect, accountability and responsibility. As a teacher in the state of Indiana, you are bound by the Professional Standards as listed in Indiana Administrative Code and the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability. These are the core tenets that define the candidate as a teacher, a role model, and as a person in a position of public trust in the community. Please take some time to review these standards.
During your Internship year you will complete the courses in the Excellence in Teaching and Learning portion of our online teacher training curriculum. This includes skill-based projects that you will submit to Indiana Teachers. These projects encompass the learning objectives of a specific group of courses and are authentic assessments of the skills teachers must exhibit to be proficient in their field.
All teachers in the state of Indiana are required to pass the Indiana Developmental (Pedagogy) Assessment to receive a Practitioners License. The test is focused on the application of pedagogy in the classroom, so it is ideal to complete during your Internship Year. The test you take depends on the instructional license you are working towards-Elementary, Secondary, or Preschool to Grade 12. You can find more information on this test on our Testing page.