Alternative Route: Advanced Degree (IN) 

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The Office of Educator Licensing now offers a licensing option to individuals who have an advanced degree. By statute, instructional licenses issued under the advanced degree option are available only at the secondary (middle school and high school) grade levels. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a license using the advanced degree option: (1) hold a master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject content area in which the applicant seeks to be licensed; (2) verify at least one one academic year of experience teaching students in a middle school, high school or college classroom setting; and (3) successfully complete the content area testing corresponding to the major of the advanced degree and the secondary pedagogy test. 

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Last updated on: May 27, 2021
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