• Applicants must hold a valid elementary, junior high/middle school, or secondary license.
  • Applicants should expect program coursework to take two to three years to complete.

    For candidates admitted after 7/15/2011, a two-year gap in coursework will require a new application for re-admission into any graduate program, and a mandatory meeting with a program advisor. The re-admitted candidate must then comply with any new program requirements, if any.

Admission Requirements

The Reading Teacher License Program features a rolling application process.

  1. Watch the appropriate Screen Cast (at bottom of this page).
  2. Complete the online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to the program; if you are currently attending or have attended IU in the past, please indicate so on the application--the fee will be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact our Records Specialist, Mary Ann Wild: 812/941.2388, mwild@ius.edu.                                                                                               
  3. On the "Uploads" tab, submit a brief statement that includes teaching experience, why you are interested in the Reading License, and address the SOE Dispositions.
  4. Submit one letter of reference from a school authority who knows your capabilities regarding literacy. Use the Recommendation Tab on the online application to submit electronically. If desired, the letter may be mailed directly to our Records Specialist at the address below.
  5. Also on the "Uploads" tab, submit a copy of your current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (An emergency permit/license is not acceptable.)
  6. Send by mail (or drop off) to our Records Specialist official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than any IU school. A 3.0 GPA in graduate coursework is required; if no graduate work, a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate coursework is required.

    Please send all completed materials to:
    IU Southeast School of Education
    Mary Ann Wild, Records Specialist
    Hillside Hall 108A
    4201 Grant Line Road
    New Albany, IN 47150

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