Teacher Issues


By your request, as we discover additional information about an issue or concern to you, we will make it available to all of our members.  

Indiana Retirement 

The Indiana Public Retirement System's Board of Trustees updated the mortality tables in 2013.  An update to these tables was desperately needed.  The rate of return for investments was changed from 7.5% to 6.75.  These factors were made to the Annuity Savings Accounts and will be used to calculate PERF and TRF benefit payments on July 1, 2014.  It should not affect those individuals who plan to retire before this date.


Public Retirement System (INPRS)

Teacher's Retirement Fund (TRF)


To obtain personal information on your retirement accounts, please consult with your retirement advisor.


Licensing & Testing

To become licensed in the state of Indiana, you must complete an accredited teacher prep program in the field of your choice.  You must also pass a background check and take content exams (PRAXIS-CASA) for your certification.  Classroom teachers must also complete a student internship in a regular classroom setting with observations and teaching.  CPR/Heimlich Manuever and suicide prevention training is also required before you apply for your license with the IN DOE.


CASA is the new testing system effective July 1, 2014.  Basic skills assessment in Math, Reading & Writing is required for all teaching candidates.

To register for CASA testing, click here.

To see a free study guide for CASA testing, click here.


For content testing (replacing PRAXIS), click here


For more information on testing, click here.

Indiana Licenses
CTE Licensing

Initial Practitioner License:  A renewable 2 year license (may be renewed twice) granted to a teacher who has successfully completed an accredited teacher education program. 

Requirements:  Proof of teacher education study

                               Successful completion of Praxis II test(s)

                               Complete application at OELD

                               Licensing fee

                               Proof of CPR/AED training & suicide prevention training


Proficient Practioner License:    Issued to teachers who have successfully completed a two-year teaching residency program (as determined by the principal of the school where you are interning)

Requirements:  Your initial practioner license

                                Application with OELD

                               Licensing fee

                               Proof of CPR/AED training & suicide prevention training

note:  To renew this license, you need a PGP of 90 points.  You may also complete 6 hours of college coursework. 


Accomplished Practitioner License:  Issued to teachers who have a Proficient Practioner License and have completed an advanced degree.

Requirements:  Your Proficient Practioner License

                                Licensing fee

                               Proof of CPR/AED as well as suicide prevention training

note:  This is a 10 year renewable license




Become a teacher in Indiana

To obtain your Career & Technical Education license/certification for Business Education teachers or Vocational Business License, two on-line summer courses are available at Indiana State University or Ball State University. You must already have completed your coursework at an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5, have your Business Education Proficient Practitioner License and provide proof of 1500 supervised or 1400 unsupervised work hours. 


Indiana State University

Ball State University


Teachers with this license can bring funding into their school system by teaching approved, funded CTE courses.  Click here for more info