Many, but not all, content areas can be added to a valid existing license by testing alone. Additions do not require passage of a second pedagogy test. The addition of CTE areas also requires documented nonteaching occupational work experience.
The following content areas may not be added to a valid existing license by testing alone (requires completion of both an approved program of coursework and testing):
Early Childhood Generalist
Special Education (mild intervention, intense intervention, blind and low vision, and deaf and hard of hearing)
Communication Disorders (requires MS in Speech Language Pathology (SLP) and SLP licensure from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency)
Teachers of English Learners
Fine Arts (instrumental and general music, vocal and general music, theater arts, and visual arts)
Early Childhood Assessment: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies subtest (Humanities)
Early Childhood Assessment: Mathematics and Science subtest (STEM)
1 To pass the Early Childhood Assessment you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take both subtests (5027, 5028) at the same time, select Early Childhood Assessment (5026) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
All elementary education licenses require the successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 in conjunction with a Praxis subject area assessment.
2 To pass the Elementary Education Assessment you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take both subtests (5007, 5008) at the same time, select Elementary Education Assessment (5006) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Candidates seeking to add Elementary Education: Math Specialist to an existing license by testing must first meet the statutory prerequisites of three years of full-time teaching experience that includes the teaching of math under one of these valid licenses: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Generalist, Middle School Mathematics, or Secondary Mathematics.