Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 20-28-5-15.

Synopsis: Teacher licensing. Requires the department of education to grant an initial standard teacher's license for a specific subject area in middle school or high school to an applicant who has earned a postgraduate degree in the subject area, has experience teaching students, and complies with certain requirements for licensure.

Effective: July 1, 2008.


    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.


Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-28-5-15; (08)IN0022.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-28-5-15 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 15. (a) Notwithstanding section 3(b)(6) of this chapter, the department shall grant an initial standard license in a specific middle school or high school subject area to an applicant who:
        (1) has earned a postgraduate degree in the subject area in which the applicant seeks to be licensed;
        (2) has at least one (1) academic year of experience teaching students in a classroom setting, which may include experience teaching in a college classroom; and
        (3) complies with sections 4, 9, and 12 of this chapter.
    (b) After receiving an initial standard license under this section, an applicant who seeks to renew the applicant's initial standard license must meet the same requirements for license renewal as other candidates for license renewal.