Indiana State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

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Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Licensed Audiologist
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Speech-Language Pathology Audiology Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/speech-language-pathology-audiology-board/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete a minimum of one thousand eight hundred twenty (1,820) clock hours of supervised clinical practicum that includes a clinical experience that is equivalent to a minimum of twelve (12) months of full-time supervised experience obtained during completion of his or her audiology doctoral degree program. Supervised clinical practicum hours must be supervised by an individual meeting the requirements for Indiana licensure in audiology.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Indiana Audiology statutes and Rules with a passing score of 75 and the Praxis Audiology (5343) test. The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners on the new scale (100–200) is 162. It is recommended that students take the exam during the final year. The exam is outcome-based and depends on the student being able to engage in clinical decision-making. ASHA will continue to accept a passing score on the Praxis test (both the 5342 and 0342 test codes) if this version is required by your state’s licensing agency. The passing score on this version of the test is 170.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Audiologist: master's and/or Doctorate degree and licensed through the Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as set forth in IC 25-35.6 and further defined in 880 IC 1-1; or those in the Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) working toward current licensure under the supervision of a licensed Audiologist. Those in their CFY must submit the name, address, and copy of the license of their supervisor at the time of enrollment.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

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Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Exceptional Needs - Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department Indiana Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.doe.in.gov/doe
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of nine (9) weeks of full-time student teaching with an experienced teacher.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? All candidates must pass the CASA Basic Skills assessment for admission to Indiana teacher preparation programs and Praxis: Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (#5272) passing score of 160. *NOTE As of July 1, 2019, successful completion of the basic skills testing requirement (CASA or an approved alternative) will no longer be mandatory for educator candidates. However, educator preparation programs may elect to continue to require CASA for program admission.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. Developmental Therapy-Focus Area Hearing Impaired (DT-HI): Bachelor's, master's, and/or Doctorate degree in special education/hearing impaired or deaf education. SKI-HI training is recommended, but not mandatory. This provider should have the expertise to work with children and their families to address a variety of communication needs for children who are deaf or hearing impaired. This should include amplification and other technology needs, knowledge of communication opportunities, and language development, including oral auditory, American Sign Language (ASL), and Signed Exact English. The DT-HI who does not also meet the entry-level qualifications of a Developmental Therapy Early Childhood Specialist, may only provide services and address hearing and communication needs for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Transition to Teaching is based on the premise that the candidate already has the content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited educational institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to a Teaching program. Praxis I and II may be required for admission to a program. The programs consist of 18 hours for secondary and 24 hours for elementary education coursework. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission. Other alternative programs include: Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, Teach for America, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

Early Childhood Educator

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Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Teacher Certification: Early Childhood Generalist
State Department Indiana Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.doe.in.gov/doe
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Must successfully meet the developmental and content standards by at least one (1) of the following requirements: (1) Completed a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning that includes the following: (A) A minor or concentration in any of the content areas listed in section 4(a)(2) [section 4(a)(2) of this rule]. (B) A major or content area in education from an approved program that includes the following: (i) General education and subject matter concentration, including, but not limited to, the following: (AA) Language arts courses designed to develop appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of world literature. (BB) Science courses are designed to develop a broad functional understanding of conservation and the physical, biological, and earth sciences. An integrative approach shall be used whenever possible. (CC) Social studies courses designed to develop an understanding of contemporary civilization, economics and government, current social problems, and modern family life and shall always include a course in U.S. history and a course in world civilization. An integrative approach shall be used whenever possible. (DD) Mathematics courses are designed to develop broad functional knowledge and understanding of the character and development of number systems and skills in the use of numbers. (EE) Arts courses designed to develop appreciation and skills in music and art. (ii) Professional education and pedagogy, including, but not limited to, the following: (AA) At least five (5) days in a classroom with an experienced teacher during the completion of the final six (6) semesters of the program. (BB) Demonstration of performance of developmentally appropriate literacy standards based on scientifically-based reading research and developed and approved by the board. (CC) Differentiation of instruction and teaching methods, including methods for teaching English as a new language and students with exceptional needs, designed to maximize student engagement. (DD) Classroom and behavioral management, including, but not limited to, the legal rights and responsibilities of teachers, students, and families. (EE) Curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment, and data use in informing instruction. (FF) Psychology of child development, including, but not limited to, the development of exceptional needs students. (GG) Application of effective teaching practices for teaching young children through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences with infant and toddler, pre-primary-aged, and primary-aged children within a range of educational programming models. (HH) Use of informal and formal assessment and evaluation strategies in collaboration with others to plan and individualize curriculum and teaching practices. (II) Understanding of historical and contemporary development of early childhood education. (JJ) Reflection on and evaluation of professional practices, professional conduct, and leadership. (KK) Collaboration and consultation with team members including colleagues, families, primary caregivers, agency personnel, and other service personnel to design and implement experiences and instruction. (LL) Use of technology to support instruction; access and manipulate data; enhance professional growth and productivity; communicate and collaborate with colleagues, families, and community agencies; and conduct research. (MM) Teaching across all content areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education/Health, Music, Visual Arts. (NN) Competence in multicultural awareness.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of nine (9) weeks of full-time student teaching with an experienced teacher.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? *NOTE As of July 1, 2019, successful completion of the basic skills testing requirement (CASA or an approved alternative) will no longer be mandatory for educator candidates. However, educator preparation programs may elect to continue to require CASA for program admission. Praxis content tests required as of 9/1/2021: 5027 Early Childhood: Reading and Language Arts & Social Studies (Humanities subtest) and 5028 Early Childhood: Math & Science (STEM subtest) OR 5026 Early Childhood Assessment.

Allowed Test Combinations:

Option 1) CORE 014 (reading/ELA) AND CORE 017 (SS/Fine Arts) + Praxis STEM subtest (5028)
Option 2) CORE 015 (Math) AND CORE 016 (Science/Health/PE) + Praxis Humanities subtest (5027) Candidates must pass the Developmental (Pedagogy) Assessment that matches the grade level in which they are planning to teach; Early Childhood licenses require (004) Early Childhood Education Pedagogy Assessment.

Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Transition to Teaching is based on the premise that the candidate already has the content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited educational institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to a Teaching program. Praxis I and II may be required for admission to the program. The programs consist of 18 hours for secondary and 24 hours for elementary education coursework. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission. Other alternative programs include: Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, Teach for America, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows.

Early Childhood Special Educator

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Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Certified Special Education Teacher
State Department Indiana Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.doe.in.gov/doe
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Must complete a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning that includes the following: (A) A minor or concentration in any of the content areas listed in section 1.3(a)(2) [section 1.3(a)(2) of this rule] approved by the board. (B) A major or content area in education from an approved program that includes the following: (i) General education and subject matter concentration, including, but not limited to, the following: (AA) Language arts courses designed to develop appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of world literature. (BB) Science courses are designed to develop a broad functional understanding of conservation and the physical, biological, and earth sciences. An integrative approach shall be used whenever possible. (CC) Social studies courses designed to develop an understanding of contemporary civilization, economics and government, current social problems, and modern family life and shall always include a course in U.S. history and a course in world civilization. An integrative approach shall be used whenever possible. (DD) Mathematics courses are designed to develop broad functional knowledge and understanding of the character and development of number systems and skills in the use of numbers. (EE) Arts courses designed to develop appreciation and skills in music and art. (ii) Professional education and pedagogy, including, but not limited to, the following: (AA) At least five (5) days in a classroom with an experienced teacher during the completion of the final six (6) semesters of the program. (BB) Demonstration of performance of developmentally appropriate literacy standards based on scientifically-based reading research and developed and approved by the board. (CC) Differentiation of instruction and teaching methods, including methods for teaching English as a new language and students with exceptional needs, designed to maximize student engagement. (DD) Classroom and behavioral management, including, but not limited to, the legal rights and responsibilities of teacher and student. (EE) Curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment, and data use in informing instruction. (FF) Psychology of child development, including, but not limited to, the development of exceptional needs students. (GG) Competence in multicultural awareness and technology as an aid to education. (iii) A minimum of nine (9) weeks of full-time student teaching with an experienced teacher during the later stages of the program.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of nine (9) weeks of full-time student teaching with an experienced teacher.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam?
  1. Indiana CORE assessment test in field 025 (exceptional needs-mild intervention) with a passing score of 54. OR
  2. Indiana CORE assessment test in field 024 (exceptional needs-intense intervention) with a passing score of 55.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Two Options:

*Developmental Therapy (Specialized Instruction): Specialized Instruction is a required service of IDEA, Part C. Indiana designates its providers of specialized instruction as Developmental Therapists. Since there is no one pre-service academic degree for this category, the state has defined multiple categories of Developmental Therapy, each with its own entry-level qualifications. A Developmental Therapist cannot enroll in more than one type of Specialized Instruction of Developmental Therapy. In addition to the academic requirement, all Developmental Therapists are enrolled at the associate level. Upon successful completion of a supervised year of practice, the Developmental Therapist may request specialist level enrollment.

*Developmental Therapy-Early Childhood Specialist (DT-EC): Bachelor's, master's, and/or Doctorate degree in early childhood or special education (with an early childhood focus) is required. Those with related degrees in child development including certified Child Life Specialists, early intervention or nursing (MSN with a pediatric major), and who have completed thirty (30) hours of academic child development coursework may also be considered. All developmental therapy enrollees are enrolled at the associate level and must work for 12 months (with a child caseload) under the direct supervision of an enrolled, credentialed developmental therapy specialist and submit the name, address, and credential letter of their supervisor at the time of enrollment. After completion of one year of supervised practice, the Developmental Therapist may request specialist status.

Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Transition to Teaching is based on the premise that the candidate already has the content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited educational institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to the Teaching program. Praxis I and II may be required for admission to the program. The programs consist of 18 hours for secondary and 24 hours for elementary education coursework. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission. Other alternative programs include: Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, Teach for America, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

Family Therapist

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Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family therapist
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/behavioral-health-and-human-services-licensing-board/marriage-and-family-therapists/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework At least a master's degree or higher in Marriage and Family Therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or a master's degree or higher in a related area as determined by the Board showing that all requirements for graduation have been met and the degree was granted. If the program is not COAMFTE accredited, this is the required coursework: 1) Theoretical Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy 2) Major Models of Marriage and Family Therapy 3) Individual Development 4) Family Development and Family Relationships 5) Clinical Problems 6) Collaboration with Other Disciplines 7) Sexuality 8) Gender and Sexual Orientation 9) Issues of Ethnicity, Race, Socioeconomic Status and Culture 10) Therapy Techniques 11) Behavioral Research that focuses on the interpretation and application of research data as it applies to clinical practice 12) Legal, Ethical and Professional Standards Issues in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy 13) Appraisal and Assessment for Individual or Interpersonal Disorder or Dysfunction
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Applicants must submit proof of completion of at least two (2) years of supervised clinical experience in the field of marriage and family therapy, during which at least fifty percent (50%) of your clients were receiving marriage and family therapy services. Two (2) years of this experience must include one thousand (1,000) hours of post-degree clinical experience and two hundred (200) hours of post-degree clinical supervision, of which one hundred (100) hours must be individual supervision.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists.

Nurse

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Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Indiana State Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/indiana-state-board-of-nursing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council of State Board of Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Pass/Fail
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Nurse (Registered): Diploma, Associate's, Bachelor's master's, and/or Doctorate degree in Nursing and licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, State Board of Nursing. The nurse may also include Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and/or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Additional requirements specific for schools? School services: school nurse license (P-12)-- Must have a valid Indiana Professional Licensing Agency License https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/school-services-employee/

Occupational Therapist

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Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Occupational Therapist
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Occupational Therapy Committee
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/occupational-therapy-committee/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Complete at least six months of occupational therapy work in a clinical setting while under the direct supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist in order to qualify for a Registered Occupational Therapist license. This work must be documented and presented to the Indiana licensing committee to qualify for a license.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam, with a passing score of 450 out of 600 points.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Occupational Therapist: Bachelor's, master's and/or Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy and licensed in Indiana as an Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Committee of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency; or those with a temporary license working under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist who must submit the name, address and copy of the license of supervisor at the time of enrollment.

Physical Therapist

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Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Physical Therapist
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Physical Therapy Committee
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/physical-therapy-board/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate
Licensure specific coursework? Degree program should include courses in important subjects such as 1) Human biology and anatomy; 2) Skeletal system; 3) Physical therapy practices and treatment; 4) Ethics; 5) Body mechanics and motor skills development; and 6) Clinical practicum
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? The required experience is specified within each Institute of Higher Education (University of College) program accredited by the board.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? NPTE-National Physical Therapy Examination with a passing scaled score of 600
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Physical Therapist: Bachelor's, master's and/or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and licensed by the Physical Therapy Committee of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency as a physical therapist; or those possessing a temporary license working under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist who must submit the name, address and copy of the license of supervisor at the time of enrollment.

Psychologist – Clinical

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Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Licensed Psychologist
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: State Psychology Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/indiana-state-psychology-board/psychologist/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? *NOTE As of July 1, 2019, successful completion of the basic skills testing requirement (CASA or an approved alternative) will no longer be mandatory for educator candidates. However, educator preparation programs may elect to continue to require CASA for program admission.
Licensure specific coursework? Degrees should include the equivalent of at least three semester hours in each of the following core content areas: 1) Biological basis of behavior; 2) Cognitive-affective basis of behavior; 3) The social basis of behavior; and 4) individual differences. The program should also cover statistics, psychometrics, research design, methodology, and professional and scientific standards. the program should also cover statistics, psychometrics, research design, methodology, and professional and scientific standards.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Programs require one-year internship as part of their training. Indiana requires applicants to complete at least 1,500 hours of supervised work
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Psychologist: Doctorate degree in psychology and licensed by the State Psychology Board of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency as a Health Services Provider in Psychology (HSPP) or as a Psychologist, without the HSPP endorsement, who is currently practicing under the supervision of an HSPP for the purpose of qualifying for the endorsement, or a psychologist who holds a limited license issued under IC 25-33-1-18 and practices within the scope of the psychologist's limited license.

School Psychologist

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Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Indiana Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/doe/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? *NOTE As of July 1, 2019, successful completion of the basic skills testing requirement (CASA or an approved alternative) will no longer be mandatory for educator candidates. However, educator preparation programs may elect to continue to require CASA for program admission.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credential. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *School Psychologist: School Psychologist: master's and/or doctorate degree in educational/school psychology and holds an Independent Practice Endorsement, (IC 20-1-1.9-1 through IC 20-1-1.9-6) and practicing within the scope of the school psychologist's license and endorsement.

Social Worker, Clinical

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Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/behavioral-health-and-human-services-licensing-board/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Master's or Doctorate in Social Work
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Candidate must have at least two (2) years of clinical social work experience after receiving a graduate degree in social work and under the supervision of a qualified supervisor as determined by the board, 50% of which may be virtual supervision
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Board's (ASWB) clinical level examination with a passing score of 94 out of 150
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Social Worker: master's and/or doctorate degree in Social Work and licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) under IC 25-23.6, or an MSW level social worker working toward current licensure who must submit the name, address, and copy of the license of supervisor at the time of enrollment.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must have a School Services License: School Social Worker (to serve as a school social worker in prekindergarten through grade 12). Must have at least a Master's degree and a valid Indiana Professional Licensing Agency License to obtain a School Social Worker license.

Social Worker, Licensed Bachelor

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Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/behavioral-health-and-human-services-licensing-board/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's degree in Social Work
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Board's (ASWB) clinical level examination with a passing score of 94 out of 150
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Social Worker: master's and/or doctorate degree in Social Work and licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) under IC 25-23.6, or an MSW level social worker working toward current licensure who must submit the name, address, and copy of the license of supervisor at the time of enrollment.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must have a School Services License: School Social Worker (to serve as a school social worker in prekindergarten through grade 12). Must have at least a Master's degree and a valid Indiana Professional Licensing Agency License to obtain a School Social Worker license.

Social Worker, Licensed

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Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/behavioral-health-and-human-services-licensing-board/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Social Work Board's (ASWB) clinical level examination with a passing score of 94 out of 150
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Social Worker: master's and/or doctorate degree in Social Work and licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) under IC 25-23.6, or an MSW level social worker working toward current licensure who must submit the name, address, and copy of the license of supervisor at the time of enrollment.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must have a School Services License: School Social Worker (to serve as a school social worker in prekindergarten through grade 12). Must have at least a Master's degree and a valid Indiana Professional Licensing Agency License to obtain a School Social Worker license.

Speech Language Pathologist

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Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Speech-Language Pathology Audiology Board
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/speech-language-pathology-audiology-board/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of an Indiana jurisprudence exam with a score of 75 or higher and The Praxis Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) test scores are reported on a 100–200 score scale in one-point increments. The test code for the Praxis Speech-Language Pathology test is 5331. The required score for ASHA and the state boards of examiners is 162.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Speech-Language Pathologist: Masters and/or doctorate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board; or those who have registered with the State of Indiana for the Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) working toward current licensure under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who must submit the name, address and copy of the license of supervisor at the time of enrollment.
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must have a Communications Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) License from the Indiana Dept of Education. In addition to a valid Indiana Professional Licensing Agency License must also have a Suicide Prevention Training Certificate and CPR/ Heimlich maneuver certification.

Vision Specialist

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Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Exceptional Needs - Blind/Low Vision
State Department Indiana Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://www.in.gov/doe/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of nine (9) weeks of full-time student teaching with an experienced teacher.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? *NOTE As of July 1, 2019, successful completion of the basic skills testing requirement (CASA or an approved alternative) will no longer be mandatory for educator candidates. However, educator preparation programs may elect to continue to require CASA for program admission. Praxis II: Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, passing score of 163.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Early Intervention Specialist for Indiana First Steps: Persons who meet entry-level requirements for specialization in their discipline, as defined in the Entry Level Qualifications may enroll as early intervention specialists. Specialists design and implement early intervention services and may supervise early intervention associates within the area/discipline of their credentials. Specialists practicing in the First Steps Early Intervention System include Audiologists, Developmental Therapy Specialists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses (Registered Nurses), Nutritionists (Registered Dietitians), Occupational Therapists, Certified Orientation/Mobility Specialists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Service Coordinators, Licensed Social Workers, and Speech/Language Pathologists. *Developmental Therapy-Focus Area Vision Impaired (DT-VI): Bachelor's, master's, or Doctorate degree in Orientation & Mobility, early childhood or elementary special education, early childhood education, nursing (MSN with pediatric major) with additional licensing, certification, and experience in vision impairments is required. This category excludes Optometrists and Ophthalmologists, who enroll as Vision Specialists. The DT-VI, who does not also meet the entry-level qualifications of a Developmental Therapy Early Childhood Specialist, may only provide services and address vision needs for children who are blind or visually impaired. Effective October 1, 2010, all new Developmental Therapists are enrolled at the associate level. The DT-VI must work for 12 months (with a child caseload) under the direct supervision of an enrolled, credentialed developmental therapy specialist. *Vision Specialist: Vision services shall only be performed by personnel who meet state-approved licensing certification*. The Vision Specialist is restricted to Doctors of Optometry and Ophthalmology. Orientation & Mobility Specialists, special education teachers, and nurses with low vision training and/or experience with infants and toddlers who are vision impaired, must enroll as Developmental Therapists under Developmental Therapy - Focus Area - Vision Impaired category.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Transition to Teaching is based on the premise that the candidate already has the content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited educational institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to the Teaching program. Praxis I and II may be required for admission to the program. The programs consist of 18 hours for secondary and 24 hours for elementary education coursework. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission. Other alternative programs include: Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, Teach for America, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows.