April 16, 2018

Indiana Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $47,255
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $37,770

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Indiana schools. There are no special undergraduate coursework requirements in individual subject areas for Indiana teacher certification. For a discussion of Indiana’s Rules for Teacher Preparation and Accountability, go to this site. You will need to complete an Indiana-approved teacher preparation program. A list of approved programs is available here:
Teacher Preparation Programs/Higher Education
For a list of alternative teacher preparation programs, see Alternative Paths to Licensure.


For teaching certification in Indiana, you’ll need to take the following test for basic teaching skills:
PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) Official Site | Praxis 1 Test
You’ll also need to take one or more of the following tests in specific subject areas:
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test

Reciprocity Agreements

The State of Indiana has reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from most other states. Indiana is a member of the NASDTEC Interstate Educator Certification/Licensure Agreement for portability of licenses among states.

Facts about Indiana Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Indiana for five years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the Indiana Department of Education about teacher certification at this address:
Indiana Department of Education
151 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Or you can call 317.232.6610.
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Indiana teacher certification process:

Indiana Department of Education
Indiana Information for Educators