Now Accepting Public Comment
Beginning July 1, 2024, Indiana educator preparation providers (EPPs) with early childhood, elementary generalist, and special education (P-12) programs must incorporate programmatic changes or curricular modifications to prepare candidates for an early literacy endorsement. Ensuring all programs are aligned to research-based standards will ensure program completers are equipped to provide instructional practices designed to improve student reading achievement and learning outcomes. The Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading from the International Dyslexia Association (KPS – IDA) are being considered as part of the pedagogical and/or content preparation required of their teacher candidates. The public is invited to review these standards and the additional resources and guidance provided by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA); click here for details. The public comment period will close on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET. Following the public comment period, comments, and a recommendation to adopt IDA standards for Indiana educator preparation will be considered by the State Board of Education.
- Program Review
- Content Program
- EPP Program
- Career Specialist Permit Pedagogy Provider
- Review Rubric
- Review Process
- Innovative Practices
- Grow Your Own
- Teacher Recruitment and Diversity
- Remote Instruction
- Full-Year Residency Pilot Program Guidance
- Video: Special Education Licensure Changes
- Emergency Permits for Special Education
- Special Education Approved Programs and Licensure
This page serves as a source of information for anyone seeking to become a Licensed Indiana Teacher. Please follow the links below to learn more about the process of becoming an Indiana educator.
- Approved Master of Arts in Teaching Programs
- Approved Online Programs
- Approved Teacher Preparation Programs
- Approved Transition to Teaching Programs
- Approved Special Education Programs
- Current Educator Standards
- Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA)
- Educator Testing
- Teacher Shortage Areas
Alternate Certification Programs and Teaching Fellowships
- Alternate Pathways
We encourage individuals with bachelor’s degrees in disciplines other than education to consider becoming an educator in Indiana. Your knowledge and experience will be valuable in Indiana classrooms.
- Teach for America
- Teach for America recruits outstanding recent college graduates from all backgrounds and career interests to commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows recruits and trains talented career changers and recent college graduates to be outstanding teachers in high-need schools in Indianapolis.
Teacher Diversity and Recruitment
In collaboration with several local organizations, the IDOE is committed to addressing the shortage of diverse candidates entering the teaching profession in Indiana.