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The state of Indiana has a two-tiered certification system. The newly educated teacher must first apply for an Initial Practitioner License, which is valid for 2 years and can be renewed up to 2 times. Upon expiration of the initial license, the teacher must apply to advance to a (Full) Practitioner License. There are two routes for advancing to the Practitioner License: through the Professional Growth Plan (PGP); or through the traditional Indiana Mentor and Assessment Program (IMAP). The Professional License is valid for 5 or 10 years. To teach in an accredited school in Indiana, one must hold a valid Indiana License. For additional information about certification, please, consult the Office of Educator Licensing of the Indiana Department of Education 


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Contact name: Indiana Department of Education   

Contact phone number: (317) 232-0501 

Contact email: [email protected] 

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This is a list that the state maintains of approved credentialing programs. Use this list to search for credentialling programs that fit your needs. This list displays all credentialing programs (including those that are not specifically for world language teaching). The state may periodically change this list. Credential-seeking individuals must attend a program from this approved list to receive credentials in the state of Indiana.

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