The IU Southeast School of Education has a performance-based assessment system. Adapted from Danielson [1996] and based on INTASC principles and standards from the Indiana Department of Education's Office of Educator Licensing and Development, The Elementary Education Program Standards form the foundation for the evaluation of candidates seeking licensing in Elementary: Primary and Elementary: Intermediate.

Required for certification, but not program completion, are state-mandated tests administered through the Pearson Testing Service. For Indiana go to and for Kentucky go to ETS to register.

Indiana requires:

*The Indiana Professional Standards Board recently approved Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) as the new test for Elementary Education licensure. The test will first be administered in December 2011. It is a computer-delivered test, and is not offered on paper. Beginning in December 2011, candidates will have a choice of taking Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) OR taking both Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (5011/0011) and Reading Specialist (0300). Beginning September 1, 2012, only the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) test will be accepted. A passing score earned when a test was valid is good, even after a test has been discontinued. See all IN tests and passing scores at:

While NOT a program completion requirement, IN requires all persons who apply for an initial educator's license to provide proof of CPR/AED certification, and verification of training in 'suicide recognition and prevention', both earned through a State-approved provider.

Kentucky requires:

#5031,  and with passing scores of 165 - #5032, 164 - #5033, 155 - #5034, and 159 - #5035
#0522, Principles of Learning and Teaching, K-6.

See all KY tests and passing scores at: Kentucky Praxis Requirements.

The KY Education Professional Standards Board announced in June, 2012, that applicants for a KY “Statement of Eligibility”, who complete their coursework at an out-of-state institution (including IU Southeast), must first acquire a license from that institution’s state, and provide a copy of that license with their application for the KY license. (For an IN license, graduates must have the proper CPR/AED/Heimlich certification, verified training in 'suicide recognition and prevention', pass the necessary IN Pearson-Pedagogy and Content Area Assessment test(s), and apply and pay for an IN license.)

The Elementary Education Program contains...

Program Standards and Principles

The Elementary Education Program Standards incorporate the INTASC Principles and Indiana Office of Educator Licensing and Development standards for Elementary: Primary and for Elementary: Intermediate. There are five standards each with approximately six components or indicators that the standard is met.

Program Evaluation Rubrics

Each component/indicator from the Elementary Education Program Standards is evaluated using a rubric with specific descriptions of three scores or achievement levels: Unacceptable, Basic, or Proficient. "Proficient" is the target that all candidates should achieve.