Career Specialist Permit (IN)

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Career Specialist Permit (IN)

Description
The Career Specialist Permit is a new permit for secondary content areas (limited to secondary level teachers). It is a renewable 2- year permit that allows an individual to teach a specific content area.
Permit Valid for 2 years
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Indiana
Contact Name: Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
Contact Phone: 317-232-9010
Contact Email: licensinghelp@doe.in.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing

Notes
Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in a content area for which secondary licenses are issued with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA;

Successful completion of the CORE content exam;

6,000 clock hours of verified non-teaching occupational experience in the last five years related to the content area requested for licensure.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 3.0

Notes
3.0 GPA in the content language.

Basic Skills not required for permit, may be required for Pedagogy.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Pedagogy training no later than the first month that s/he enters the classroom. The pedagogy may be delivered through school-based professional development, college or university-based course work or professional development, an entity that is not an institution of higher education, or a professional education organization.

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
6,000 hours of work experience in the last
five years in a field that is related to the licensure area..

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Mental Health Training: Required

Notes:
Content Language Exam information pending for the following languages: Arabic, ASL, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Russian

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/lvis

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
Required
CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED Certification required

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=indiana

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Before renewing an Initial Permit, one must complete a pedagogy component. Pedagogy may be provided by a school employer, college or university coursework or professional development, or any other entity but all providers must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Education following a review and recommendation by the Indiana Department of Education. The pedagogy preparation MUST begin by or before the first month of teaching. Subsequent renewals require a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) with 40 PGP points. Please contact Scott Bogan at sbogan@doe.in.gov (link sends e-mail) for information about the Pedagogy component.

See Initial Permit information at http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/current-indiana-educator-renew-license

Notes:
Contact the OELD for information on how to apply for this new Career Specialist Permit.

When applying for original license there are 2 fees associated with the licensure: an Evaluation Fee and a License Application Fee.

Effective July 1, 2013, the department may not issue an initial teaching license at any grade level to an applicant for an initial teaching license unless the applicant shows evidence that the applicant has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. For additional information, visit:
http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
For State Approved Providers visit:
http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certification

Only those applicants who are “finalists” for a position need an expanded criminal history check.

Official foreign degree “course-by-course” report is required.

State approved evaluation agencies include:
Educational Credential Evaluators
World Education Services
Trustforte Corporation.
Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The Career Specialist Permit creates a two-year renewable license for secondary level teachers and requires any holder to begin pedagogy training no later than the first month that s/he enters the classroom. The pedagogy may be delivered through school-based professional development, college or university-based course work or professional development, an entity that is not an institution of higher education, or a professional education organization. The pedagogy training must be completed within the first two-year span of the permit.

The pedagogy must include training in the following areas:
(1) Literacy for adolescents in content areas and across the curriculum based on scientifically based reading research.
(2) Differentiation of instruction and instructional methods, including methods for students with exceptional needs.
(3) Classroom and behavioral management, including legal rights and responsibilities of teacher and student.
(4) Curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment strategies, and using data to inform instruction.
(5) Psychology of child development, including the development of exceptional needs students.
(6) Competence in multicultural awareness and technology as an aid to education.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the OELD for additional information regarding this new Career Specialist Permit.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:49:01 PM


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