Fort Wayne paper has an article on the increased use of emergency permits for teachers in Indiana without an initial teacher certification. According to the article there were 3,467 emergency teaching permits issued in the 2018-2019 school year which was 350 more than the year before.
Emergency teaching permits are a way for districts to hire someone who does not have an Indiana teaching certificate. With the teacher shortages today, this has become a way to for school districts to fill hard to staff positions.
But once they are on an emergency permit, we have the path to get these teachers fully certified. The state approved Indiana Teachers program has helped hundreds of emergency permit teachers get the preparation and certification they need to stay in teaching.
With emergency permits on the rise – we are glad we can be there for our districts partners so that they can fill critical staffing shortages and keep those great teachers in the classroom.