Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Indiana


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing
State information on reciprocity http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/how-hea-1005-ic-20-28-5-18-impacts-out-state-teachers-coming-indiana#OriginApp
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Indiana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Although candidates in most subject areas with a valid teaching license who were required to pass a content test in their sending state are granted initial or full licensure, candidates in some content areas may be required to take additional coursework. In addition, all candidates are subject additional training requirements within one year of teaching in Indiana. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not always immediately. Licensure reciprocity is not available through testing alone for candidates in seven content areas (Exceptional Needs, English Learners, Early Childhood Generalist, Elementary Education Generalist, Fine Arts, Communication Disorders and High Ability). Licensure deficiencies in these seven areas are determined and communicated by licensing credential evaluators and could require additional coursework. In addition, within one year of receiving an Indiana license, out-of-state teachers must receive valid certification in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich Maneuver, and the use of an automated external defibrillator and complete Suicide Prevention Training. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No. IC 20-28-5-18
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-State teachers who obtained a license in another state by completing a state approved educator preparation program or a state approved alternative preparation program and passing a licensure test in their content area(s), may be eligible for “full” licensure. Candidates who have not passed a content test will be required to do so prior to obtaining licensure. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Years of full-time teaching experience earned in another state determine the license obtained in Indiana. Out-of-state candidates with less than three years of full-time teaching experience are eligible for an Initial Practitioner license, and candidates with more than three years of full-time teaching experience are eligible for a Practitioner license. To be eligible, candidates must have a valid teaching license in the same content area(s) for which the individual is applying and have passed a content licensure test to obtain the out-of-state license. IC 20-28-5-18
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No. IC 20-28-5-18
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Indiana has two main licensure levels: Initial Practitioner and Practitioner. The license granted depends on years of experience, not on the licensure tier the candidate held in his or her sending state. IC 20-28-5-18
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. State statute requires the state board of education to adopt rules, including emergency rules, that establish procedures to expedite the issuance, renewal, or reinstatement of a teacher license to a military spouse whose husband or wife is assigned to a duty station in Indiana. IC 20-28-2-6

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