Transition to Teaching Permit (IN)

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Transition to Teaching Permit (IN)

Description
Transition to Teaching is a two-semester program created by Indiana lawmakers to prepare career professionals with bachelor degrees to teach middle or high school classes. Qualified individuals may enroll as non-degree candidates at institutes of higher education and pursue a program of courses and experiences.
License Valid for 3 years
Employment: 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/transition-teaching

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

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

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 at least 3.0, both in the language and overall OR MA OR BA with 2.5 GPA, both in the language and overall, AND five (5) years of professional experience.

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:

Course needed: 18 hours of teacher education program coursework.

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: https://license.doe.in.gov/

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher

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: Nonrenewable
Upon completion of all Transition to Teaching Program requirements, the Indiana Developmental (Pedagogy) Area Assessment: P-12 Education, and 2 years full-time teaching, the candidate may apply for the Initial Practitioner License.

Notes:
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.
Upon completion of all Transition to Teaching Program requirements, the Indiana Developmental (Pedagogy) Area Assessment: P-12 Education, and 2 years full-time teaching, the candidate may apply for the Initial Practitioner License.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Transition to Teaching programs are based on the premise that the candidate already has content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited education institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to Teaching program. Praxis I and II may be required for admission to a program. The programs consist of 18 hours of coursework for secondary education and 24 hours for elementary education. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission.

For a list of approved programs, visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/approved-transition-teaching-programs

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:48:41 PM


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