School of Education

Teacher Testing and Certification Information

Testing for Admission to Undergraduate and Transition to Teaching Programs

All undergraduate Education programs, and Transition to Teaching, may only admit persons who can demonstrate state-mandated proficiencies in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. ETS's Praxis 1 had been the Indiana-approved series of tests, but has been discontinued--passing scores earned prior to 9/1/13 will be honored. Pearson's CASA (CORE Academic Skills Assessment) tests are now the 'normal' way to assess these skills. There are other state-approved alternatives, including certain SAT, ACT, and GRE scores--see your advisor for details (contact info below).

Information flyer for CASA

CASA Website

IMPORTANT NOTE: CASA registration (details in flyer link above) requires that one register and pay for the test(s) BEFORE they show testing centers and available testing appointments. One may cancel testing appointments and registration; if done at least 24 hours prior to the testing appointment, a full refund is made by Pearson.

Teacher Testing for Licensing Information

Certification Information

Please read the appropriate information and follow the procedures for filing for your ORIGINAL teacher's license. If you have questions, please contact the School of Education Advising Office at (812) 941-2386 or sesoeadv@ius.edu.

Indiana Certification

Once all degree requirements have been met, you may apply for the Initial Practitioner license.

Kentucky Certification

  • Acquire the comparable IN license; KY now requires that applicants for initial licenses submit a copy of the corresponding IN license.
  • Complete any and all required specialty tests (PRAXIS 2). Minimum scores are required.

Once all degree requirements have been met, you may apply for the Statement of Eligibility for new educators.

  • The Licensing Advisors will provide other required information and file for your certification with the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. Your new license will be mailed to you by KY EPSB.
  • If you want additional information, visit the website of the EPSB.

Career Development (IU Southeast)

Career Development Center at IU Southeast can help place you in an education-related job.

Scholarship Information

For information about scholarships, please see our scholarships and awards page.

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