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Licensing

Once you have successfully completed your education degree, you’ll be facing your next challenge: obtaining your teaching license. We understand that this process can be a bit intimidating. However, with the foundation and skills you obtain during the program and the licensing help offered here at Indiana University Kokomo, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Initial teacher licensure is a process; you’ll have a few steps to complete, such as CPR/AED certification, suicide prevention training, and passing scores on licensing exams, that are required by the Indiana Department of Education. You can always schedule a time to sit down and chat with our licensing advisor for more information.

Resources for Students and Alumni

  • Teachers Support Network (TSN) offers a comprehensive solution to P-12 teachers looking for employment. In addition to searching for jobs from school districts nationwide, both new and experienced teachers will find a wealth of useful information, including job-hunting advice, teacher tools, and timely articles. Teachers Support Network's entire system is always free to teachers and teacher candidates.

  • Teachers or prospective teachers with specific questions about how they may obtain or renew an Indiana teaching license may contact the Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD) or IU Kokomo's licensing advisor.

  • Teacher candidates looking for help on tests can utilize some great resources we offer; please reach out to our department to ask for information on how to reach these resources. 

  • Teachers looking to renew their license should either contact our licensing advisor or visit the information provided directly by the Indiana Department of Education on licensure renewal.

  • Teachers looking to add a subject area to their current license should refer to the IDOE’s Current Indiana Teachers Add Content Website.

  • If you are looking to teach in a different state, it is best to contact the Department of Education in the state where you are looking to teach to learn their specific process.

Please note, those with a misdemeanor or felony convictions may not be eligible for licensure. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding the licensing process, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask questions.

Last updated: 10/31/2017