Initial Practitioner License (IN)

You need to login or register to save this route.

View Teacher Programs (
29
)

Initial Practitioner License (IN)

Description
This is a two-year license issued to novice teachers while they complete the IMAP/residency program. The Initial Practitioner License may be renewed two times in order to provide additional time to complete the Indiana Mentor and Assessment Program (IMAP). Once the IMAP is complete, the license holder may convert to a five-year Proficient Practitioner license.
License Valid for 2 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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

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

GPA: 3.0

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.

Notes
GPA of 3.0 or 2.5 with 5 years of professional experience (under new REPA III rules).

Basic Skills requirement may be met by one of the following:
CASA or ACT or SAT or GRE.

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:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

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
For full details visit http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/current-indiana-educator-renew-license#License2

After receiving an Initial Practitioner License, a beginning teacher shall participate in a two (2) year beginning teacher residency program to be eligible for a Proficient Practitioner License.

An individual with an IP license may renew that license twice upon application. If after the third IP license has been issued (second renewal), the license has still not completed the residency program that is required to obtain a five-year Proficient Practitioner license, then the license holder must complete a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) or take Pearson IN Core Content Area exam to start the six-year IP cycle over.

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

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 he/she has successfully completed education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide.

See:
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 transcript evaluation agencies include:
Educational Credential Evaluators
World Education Services
Trustforte Corporation

Permit applications are incomplete without degree evaluation report.
After receiving an Initial Practitioner License, a beginning teacher shall participate in a two (2) year beginning teacher residency program to be eligible for a Proficient Practitioner License.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
TRANSITION TO TEACHING PROGRAM
Individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree without completion of a TEP may be interested in the Transition to Teaching Program. See: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/transition-teaching

You may download and print this route.

Published On: 3/31/2017 4:44:43 PM


Posted in .