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Indiana Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

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Meet the minimum requirements to teach in this state.

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Elementary School Teacher (Grades K-6)

In order to be considered highly qualified, elementary and special education teachers who are the primary instructors of elementary content must have:

1) Earned a bachelor’s degree; and
2) Enrolled in a transition to teaching program and have a transition to teaching permit; and
3) Demonstrated subject matter knowledge by having passed PRAXIS II licensing exam #10011

Secondary Teachers (Grades 6-12)

In order to be considered highly qualified, secondary teachers including special education teachers who are the primary instructors of a core academic subject—English/ reading/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language, music, art, or theater—must have:

1) Earned a bachelor’s degree; and
2) Enrolled in a transition to teaching program and have a transition to teaching permit; and
3) Demonstrated subject matter knowledge in one of the following ways for each core academic subject taught:

Passed the PRAXIS II
Passed the NTE specialty exam
Earned 24 credit hours
Earned a graduate degree
Earned National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification


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