So you want to earn your Indiana Teacher Certification? Let's take a look at the step by step instructions:

Traditional Approach for the Indiana Teacher Certification

  1. Earn your Bachelors Degree or higher from an accredited university. If you already have a bachelors degree, then be sure to earn your Master’s Degree right away.
  2. Teacher Preparations: This will include teacher prep courses, student teaching, and other types of internships. In order to receive an Indiana Teacher Certification, you must have some experience in teaching, even if it’s unpaid.
  3. Pass The Praxis I Test (Basic Skills) and the Praxis II Content Test (Subject Area)
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $35 check/money order payable to State of Indiana
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Criminal History Report
    • Copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Indiana Department of Education
      151 West Ohio Street
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
      (317)232-9010
  5. Do you want to renew your Indiana Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Indiana Teacher Certification

Alternatively, there is another path you can take to get your teaching credentials in Indiana. This is also called the Indiana Emergency Permit. With this permit, you can begin your teaching career before you complete your teacher education program..

  1. Obviously you must still earn your Bachelors Degree from an accredited university. Ideally, you should always continue your education in efforts to earn a Master’s degree.
  2. Over 6 years of experience in a related occupation
  3. Schedule an appointment or speak to one of the representatives at the Indiana Department of Education (334) 229-4271 about earning a teaching certificate
  4. Pass the Praxis I Test (Basic Skills) and the Praxis II Content Test (Subject Area) from ETS.
  5. Submit the following:
  6. Apply for an Indiana teaching job

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