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Indiana Educator and Teaching License

If you want to check your Indiana Educator and Teaching license validity or if you want to know someone is a licensed teacher or not you can use Indiana teacher license lookup. The Indiana educator license lookup will help you to apply for your Educator and Teaching License in the Indiana Department of Education official website. Or you can use teacher license lookup Indiana and learn the steps how to become a teacher in Indiana.

How do I get a teaching license in Indiana?

If you want to be a teacher in India, you should apply for the Indiana Educator and Teaching license to the Indiana Department of Education. But before it, you should successfully complete a university education program and obtain a bachelor’s degree. Then you will need to complete an approved teacher preparation program and pass the test, which requires the state.

There are two levels of teaching licensure:

  • Initial Practitioner
  • Proficient Practitioner

If you are applying for your license first time, you should apply for the Initial Practitioner license. To become a Proficient Practitioner, while teaching under the Initial Practitioner license, you should complete the Indiana Mentoring and Assessment Program (IMAP). Only after completing the IMAP, you can apply for Proficient Practitioner license, which is valid for 5 years.

To apply for an Indiana Initial Practitioner license after obtaining your bachelor’s degree, you should complete a teacher education program. You can use Indiana department of education license lookup and find the list of approved online and distance program in the Indiana Department of Education website. If you choose the school, which is not approved or are out of state and don’t have a regional accreditation, you won’t be qualified for the Indiana Educator and Teaching license.

There are some other requirements that you should meet and pass before applying for your license. First you will need to submit to a state and federal fingerprint based background check through Indiana’s electronic Fingerprinting Network (INkless).

You should have a valid certification in CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. You should also complete a training about child suicide prevention and recognition of suicidal warning signs in students.

Then you will need to pass CASA and developmental/pedagogy exams.

In general, with your application you should submit the following documents:

  • Transcript from your university
  • Transcript from your educator preparation school
  • Exams results
  • Proof of successful completion of CPR, AED, and Heimlich certification courses and suicide prevention training

You will need to pay $35, as an application fee, then $35 for your license. You will be notified about the second payment after receiving and evaluating your documents.

How long does it take to get a teaching certificate in Indiana?

To become a teacher in India, you will need to pass a long educational process. To obtain a bachelor’s degree will take from you 4 years. Then you will need to complete educator preparation program, obtain CPR, AED, and Heimlich certificates, complete training about child suicide prevention and recognition of suicidal warning signs in students, pass the exams requires by the Indiana Department of Education and then apply for your initial license. This means that you will obtain an Initial Practitioner license, if you are applying for the first time. This license is valid for two years. Then you can complete the Indiana Mentoring and Assessment Program (IMAP) and apply for the Proficient Practitioner license, which is valid for 5 years.

If you have already pass the above mentioned steps and have already applied for your license, you will need to wait 4-6 weeks to have your Indiana Educator and Teaching License.

Can you be a teacher without a teaching certificate?

If the traditional pathway of becoming a teacher is too long and hard for you, you can use the alternative pathways.
It’s a must for you to have a bachelor’s degree to apply for your Alternative Teacher Certification. You may also need to complete a post-graduate certificate or a master’s degree program.

Here are some alternative ways that will help you to become a teacher in Indiana:

Advanced Degree Pathway is for those, who has a master’s degree. You will need to have a one academic year of experience teaching in a school or college. You will also need to have CPR certification and complete suicide prevention training.

Charter School Licensure Pathway is for those, who has a bachelor’s degree with a major in the subject you are going to teach and at least 3.0 GPA. You will also need to have CPR certification and complete suicide prevention training.

Transition to Teaching program is a two-semester curriculum that prepare those with bachelor’s degrees in specific content areas to become licensed.

Career Specialist Permit is for those, who has a bachelor’s degree with at least 3.0 GPA and work experience. It will allow you to teach while you complete a teacher training program.

Indiana teacher license lookup will help you to find the official websites, where you can register for the trainings, exams and apply for your Indiana Educator and Teaching License.

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