Click on this link to receive instructions on how to renew your Indiana educator license: http://www.doe.in.gov/educatorlicensing//renewal.html.
You should wait until your license gets within 60 days of its expiration before submitting your application for renewal.
Renewal coursework must be taken in one’s licensing major, minor, endorsement, or professional education. They can be graduate or undergraduate courses. You may repeat a course for renewal if it has been at least five years since you last took the class.
Either university can handle your license application. If you want IPFW to process it, you must include, with your license application, an official transcript showing the credit hours not taken at IPFW.
All information about applying for teaching licenses is provided during the student teaching seminars.
If you hold a teaching license from another state and wish to obtain an Indiana teaching license, you will need to contact the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) by calling (866) 542-3672 for an application and evaluation. If the IDOE determines that you need additional testing or coursework, IPFW may be able to assist you in meeting these deficiencies.
A Limited Criminal History Report is no longer required as of July 1st 2009 to obtain a license.
When you create your LVIS profile and fill out an application for your teaching license you will receive an email confirmation immediately after I process your request. This confirmation will direct you to print your license, which you can do so immediately. Therefore, there is usually no need for you to request a confirmation letter since you can receive your license within a day or two of your request.
Your first step should be to make an appointment with an advisor in the Licensing and Advising Center at IPFW (Neff Hall, Room 243). You can call 260-481-6449. Be sure to bring your transcripts from all previously attended colleges when you come to your appointment session. The advisor will evaluate your transcripts to determine what your best options are, and discuss what remaining courses/requirements are left for you to become a teacher.
Since the creation of LVIS (Licensing Verification and Information System) in May 2011, licenses can be applied for and received in as little as a day. In most cases, licenses are processed and available for you to print within a week of the date of your application.
It is strongly recommended that you complete all renewal coursework no later than Summer Session I of the year your license expires. Waiting until Summer Session II will likely result in you not getting your license in time before the start of the next school year.
Send a copy of your license to:
IPFW School of Education
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Be sure to include a note attached explaining the error on the license. We will then resubmit the license to the State for a correction. You will then be issued a new license once the correction has been made.
Information about the Praxis I (PPST) and Praxis II tests is available at http://www.ets.org/praxis/in/requirements and http://new.ipfw.edu/departments/education/resources/licensing/praxis.html.
More information about the Emergency Permit is available at the Indiana Department of Education. IPFW does not issue Emergency Permits. This process can only be initiated by a school corporation.
Candidates wishing to obtain a Substitute Teaching permit must initiate an application with the school district(s) they wish to work for. The school district(s) will provide candidates with an application and instructions on applying for the substitute teaching permit.
Indiana has reciprocity with 47 states. In these regions, since you have a valid Indiana teaching license, you can obtain at least a one-year reciprocal license. In that time, you may need to meet specific requirements for that state before you are awarded a regular license. In all situations, you should contact the Department of Education in the state(s) you are interested in for more specific information. Links to the Department of Education in all 50 states are available by clicking on the "State Licensing Info" tab at the top of this page.
If your license is valid on the first day of school, it is valid the entire school year. You just cannot start a new school year on an expired license. It is recommended that you not renew any sooner than 60 days prior to the expiration date on the license since you will forfeit any remaining time on the license.