Indiana License Types and Coverage
Students are admitted under rules established by the Office of Licensing and Development (the agency that governs teacher education in the state of Indiana). These rules are referred to as Rules 2002. Each license issued under Rules 2002 will include school setting(s) or levels that a person may teach and the content field(s) or subjects that the individual may teach. Each license must include at least one school setting and one content field. The B or I after an entry indicates the campus where the program is offered. As a general rule, students working toward licensure must earn at least half of their credits at Bloomington or Indianapolis.
However, new licensing rules (REPA: Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability) have been established which may affect those finishing a licensure program after August 31, 2013. You should consult with an academic advisor in considering under which rules your license will be issued and whether your program will change.
Indiana License Types and Coverage offered at Blooomington or Indianapolis
The B or I after an entry indicates the campus where the program is offered. As a general rule, students working toward licensure must earn at least half of their credits at Bloomington or Indianapolis.
Teaching Licenses (B-I)
- Initial License in Early Childhood Education (valid for teaching preschool through grade 3). This license will include two school settings: Early Childhood—Preschool Level and Early Childhood—Primary Level. The content field will be generalist. This program is not offered at the graduate level.
- Initial License in Elementary Education (valid for teaching grades K-6). This license will include two school settings: Early Childhood Education—Primary Level and Middle Childhood Education—Intermediate Level. The content field noted on the license will be generalist.
- Initial License for Exceptional Needs Teachers (valid for teaching at multiple levels). This license will carry the content field of mild intervention and intense intervention.
- Initial License in Secondary Education (valid for teaching grades 6-12). This license will include two school settings: Early Adolescent—Middle School Level and Adolescent and Young Adult— High School Level. There must be at least one content field included on this license.
- Initial License in K-12 Education (valid for teaching grades K-12). This license will include four school settings of Early Childhood Education—Primary Level (K-3); Middle Childhood Education—Intermediate Level (4-6); Early Adolescent (Middle School Level); and Adolescent/Young Adult (High School Level). On a license the entry for this license will be "all school." There must be at least one content field included on this license.
School Services Licenses
- School Counselor (valid for providing counseling services in all schools) (B-I)
- School Psychologist (valid for providing psychological services in all schools) (B)
Educational Leadership Licenses(All Leadership licenses are valid in all school settings.)
- Building Administrator: School Principal (B-I)
- District Administrator: Superintendent (B)
- District Administrator: Director of Exceptional Needs (B)
- District Administrator: Director of Curriculum and Instruction (B)
Information about the new state licensing framework (REPA) and standards for educational professionals may be found on the website of the Indiana Department of Education Division of Professional Standards (Office of Educator Licensing and Development http://www.doe.state.in.us/dps/).