Overview of Indiana Testing Requirements

How to Qualify for Licensure

For initial certification in Indiana, all candidates must:

See Indiana's application quicklinks for standards forms and checklists for licensure.

Important Information

Indiana requires a Social Security number (SSN) in order to process educator certification paperwork. ETS does not require your SSN for its own purposes, but will submit it to Indiana with your test results. Failure to provide your SSN could delay processing of your certification application.

Who Must Take the Tests?

In Indiana, you must take the appropriate pedagogy and content tests for each area of certification you seek. Prior to entering a teacher education program, you may be required to take a basic skills assessment. As of June 1, 2014, the only Praxis II tests available to candidates are Health and Physical Science content exams. Get information about the required pedagogy and content exams.

In Indiana, you must take the appropriate Praxis II tests for each area of certification you seek.

Out-of-State Applicants

Indiana belongs to the Interstate Certification Compact and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC). Indiana belongs to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) for teachers, support professionals and administrations. Indiana also recognizes accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Official transcripts and a verification letter of all instructional and school service experience must be verified by an administrator at the last place of employment.

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