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New Program Proposals Review Process

New Program Proposal Review Process

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) encourages the development of high quality and rigorous educational programs for future Indiana educators. All new proposals are reviewed by the Indiana Department of Education. Representatives from various fields, including higher education, P-12 schools and administration, the IDOE, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and/or others with experience in a related content field are invited to assist in the review process. Proposals recommended for approval must receive official approval status from the Indiana State Board of Education.

New Program Proposal Submission Forms and Process

All new program proposals must be submitted electronically to There are no character or page limits, but only electronic submissions will be accepted. Do not mail materials to our office.
Note: All materials submitted to the Indiana Department of Education may be accessed and reviewed by the public upon request.

Submission Dates

Submission Dates
Proposals with Summer or Fall 2024 Anticipated Start Date
Deadline to submit application to IDOE February 1, 2024
Onsite presentation to IDOE Review Committee March 2024
Recommendation to Indiana State Board of Education April, May, or June 2024
Proposals with Spring 2025 Anticipated Start Date
Deadline to submit application to IDOE August 1, 2024
Onsite presentation to IDOE Review Committee TBD
Recommendation to Indiana Board of Education November, December, 2024 or January 2025
  • Dates subject to change.
  • Program proposals not recommended for approval may be resubmitted during the next review cycle.

Programs (EPP and LCP)

In order to avoid confusion, please review the following before referencing a “program” within your proposal. It may help to refer to the following (EPP, LCP, etc.), as well as the “resource section” at the end of the rubric feedback form above.

  • Educator Preparation Program (EPP) refers to the institution or entity offering one or more licensure content areas (Example: Butler University is an EPP).
  • Licensing Content Program (LCP) refers to a course program within an EPP resulting in a license (Example: Butler University (EPP) offers a program for licensure in secondary mathematics (LCP in Secondary Mathematics).


All programs (EPP and LCP) must be aligned to state and national standards expected of Indiana programs (see Educator Standards). Indiana educators will be required to pass licensure assessments based on the same standards.

All programs (EPP and LCP) will be required to seek and maintain national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) or the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Please visit for more details.

Career Specialist Permit (CSP) Pedagogy Provider Approval Process

The Career Specialist Permit is a new licensing option under REPA 3 for individuals interested in secondary (5-12) teaching. In order to be eligible for this permit, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0/4.0 GPA in a licensure content area, pass the appropriate CORE content exam, and provide verification of 6,000 hours of content-related nonteaching occupational experience within the past five (5) years. The initial permit is valid for two (2) years and can only be renewed after the completion of a State Board of Education-approved pedagogy component. The component may be offered by the school in which the person is teaching, a college or university, or another entity. The component must also begin within 30 days of accepting a teaching position.

The Indiana Department of Education will review all pedagogy component proposals prior to recommending approval to the board. Anyone interested in seeking approval for a pedagogy component should download both the CSP Pedagogy Provider Approval Request Cover Sheet and CSP Pedagogy Provider Approval Process – Instructions and Assessment Rubric (see below) and submit all required materials electronically (email) to Scott Bogan, Higher Education Preparation Specialist, at Please contact Scott Bogan at or 317.232.9178 with questions.

INPREP Meeting Dates

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