Steps to becoming a teacher in Indiana:
- Route 1: Indiana Initial Teaching License/Certification
- Step 1:You must have completed a teacher preparation program from an accredited institution. Indiana Teacher Preparation Programs.
Make sure the school you plan to attend is either NCATE accredited and/or the institution has submitted a Unit Assessment System to the Indiana Department of Education's Advisory Board for program approval.
Step 2:You will need to pass the following examinations:
The Praxis I Test of Basic Skills
The Praxis II Content Test related to your subject area
Step 4:Attach a cashier's check or money order for $35 made payable to the "State of Indiana".
Step 5:Attach the original "limited criminal history report". The Indiana State Police will send you the original copy approximately two weeks after submitting the Limited Criminal History application.
Call this number for further informationIndiana Certification Office:
Step 6:Sit Back and Relax!
- Route 2: Indiana Alternative Certification
- A bachelor degree or higher in the field you wish to teach.
- Have five or more years of experience in an occupation related to the field you wish to teach.
Pass Praxis I basic skills tests through the ETS.
- Find employment in a school district where teachers are in shortage. Teacher Placement Information.
- An Emergency Permit Application (this application is provided for by the school district where you are hired)
- Certified Check or Money Order for $35 made payable to the "State of Indiana"
- Official Transcripts
- Limited Criminal History Report
- Approved Confirmation Form for Indiana Emergency Permit
Kent Stoelting (317) 232-9010
Learn about the requirements of another state by clicking on one of the state certification links to your left.
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