Congratulations! You’re now enrolled and well on your way toward becoming a licensed teacher in Indiana! As you work toward fulfilling your dream, it’s not uncommon for a few questions to arise. Read our Enrolled Candidates FAQ to find the answers you’re looking for! We value transparency, so if you have another question not answered on this page, feel free to submit a new question using the form at the bottom of the page.
Your Pre-Service Training is composed of your online courses known as your Classroom Readiness Training and your 30 hours of Field-Based Experience (FBE) hours, also known as Classroom Observation hours.
The curriculum is organized around six main constructs for learning: The Teacher, The Learner, Lesson Planning, Instructional Strategies, Assessing Learning, and The Learning Environment. There are multiple courses within each construct that help the prospective teacher understand the pedagogy behind their role as an educator in the classroom. Please visit our Become Eligible for samples of the coursework you will engage within each construct.
The Classroom Readiness Training and Test Preparation modules are always available online. You are also required to complete 30 hours of Field-Based Experience hours before entering the classroom. All 30 hours may be completed online!
No, the testing, training, and Field-Based Experience hours can be completed in any order. The optional test preparation courses can help prepare you for the exams.
Classroom observations, also known as Field-Based Experience (FBE) hour are introductory experiences for a certification candidate involving reflective observation of P-12 students, teachers, and faculty/staff members engaging in educational activities in a school setting.
30 FBE hours are required; all 30 hours may be completed online through your Canvas account.
Unfortunately, no. You must complete all 30 hours once enrolled in the program.
While most schools normally provide plenty of classroom observation opportunities for aspiring teachers, in-person options may be limited due to current circumstances. We recommend you first check the district website and search online for observation approval information. If you do not find more information online, call the district Human Resources department. Make sure you have first searched the district website and contacted the HR department before you call a campus directly. Also, keep in mind that all 30 FBE hours can be completed online.
You can submit your completed hours in your Intern Portal. If you navigated to the “Pre-Service” tab, you will find an FBE Submission From. Once your hours have been verified, they will appear in your Intern Portal.
In order to become eligible to teach, it is also required by the Indiana Department of Education that you obtain your CPR/AED/Heimlich Certificate* (the course must have an in-person session and include child/pediatric care) and your Youth Suicide Prevention Certificate (IDOE requires this training be at least an hour long and may be completed online). This is an important requirement, so it’s best to complete it sooner, rather than later. You may begin this training at any time.
CPR/AED/Heimlich Youth Suicide Prevention
You may complete this training online; find a list of approved providers here.
CPR/AED/Heimlich training must be completed in-person. Due to in-person facility closures, you may be issued your Transition to Teaching Permit without earning this certificate, granted all other program requirements are met. This temporary allowance is subject to change. To view a list of approved providers, please click here.
Our typical grading time is 3-5 business days, however, there are occasional times when it could take longer.
Yes, you have multiple attempts to pass your projects. Our instructors will provide you with guided feedback to ensure you succeed.
We’re always happy to provide you with more feedback! For any questions or clarification regarding grades or project feedback, please email us at CurriculumSupport@TexasTeachers.org.
Our online instructors are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the training content and curriculum. You can reach them from any page by clicking on the question mark icon. If you can’t find one on the current page, you can always find the help icon on the left slide of your main dashboard. Also, feel free to email us with a specific question at CurriculumSupport@TexasTeachers.org.
For technical issues with Canvas, please take a screenshot of the page on which you are experiencing an issue. Then, you should contact the Canvas support team by clicking on the question mark icon (available on most pages). If you cannot locate the question mark icon, there is always a help button on the left-side menu on your main dashboard. You can also email us at CanvasSupport@TexasTeachers.org.
If you are unsure about what is required of you or have a specific question regarding your personalized training path, please reach out to an Advisor at Teach@INTeachers.org.
No, you do not. You may complete your Classroom Readiness Training, Field-Based Experience hours, and testing in any order. We offer several optional test preparation courses to help prepare you for many different state exams.
As required by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), all candidates seeking an Educator Licensure must take and pass state exams. Beginning July 1, the IDOE will be accepting both CORE Assessments AND the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis exams. The specific exam you take will depend on which area you are seeking licensure in. Between July 1 and August 31, you may take either of these exams. Any CORE Assessment taken after September 1 will not be accepted. You can learn more about the testing transition here.
You can only register for your exams once you have created your account with the Indiana Department of Education’s Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure site or the ETS Praxis site.
Most candidates can take exams during the first year of teaching.
We also offer a wide variety of suggested resources, including test preparation discounts, on our Test Preparation page. Additionally, we encourage you to join our Official Indiana Facebook Community to connect with your peers to share study tips and ask/give advice.
To increase your chance of getting hired quicker, we encourage you to pursue multiple licensure areas. For more tips on how to increase your marketability, please read our Marketability Guide.
Absolutely! You ultimately choose which corporations to apply with, but Indiana Teachers has a team of representatives that work closely with schools across the state. We provide thousands of candidate lists, by request, to schools every year, and host both in-person and virtual job fairs. We notify candidates regarding teacher hiring events and list the schools that have recently requested our candidates. We also provide a wealth of resources to help you prepare to get your first teaching job, from online webinars and seminars to resume review services and portfolio guidance.
You may apply for jobs with your Letter of Acceptance (LOA), but before accepting employment, you must provide your corporation with an updated Letter of Eligibility (LOE), which is a document to verify your employment.
After you are offered a job, let us know by submitting the “I Got a Job” form in your Intern Portal. Once we verify you are qualified to accept your offered job, we will provide you with a Letter of Eligibility (LOE).
We recommend starting your job search as soon as you have received your LOA!
You should call the school Human Resources department, as each application is unique.
Congratulations! After you receive a job, it is extremely important to submit the “I Got a Job” form in your Intern Portal under the “Internship” tab. Once we verify you are qualified to accept your offered job, we will provide you with a Letter of Eligibility (LOE). After you obtain your LOE from Indiana Teachers, you may apply for your Transition to Teaching (T2T) Permit.
You will need to apply for a Transition to Teaching (T2T) Permit for your first-year teaching.
You must submit the “I Got a Job” form located in your Intern Portal as soon as you accept an offer to teach.
Once you are hired by a school corporation, you can submit your application through the LVIS portal. For step-by-step instructions provided by the Indiana Department of Education, click here.
Once you have successfully completed all Indiana Teachers program requirements, you can submit your application through the LVIS portal. For step-by-step instructions provided by the Indiana Department of Education, click here.
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