In-State Graduates The institution where you completed the course work for an original license will recommend you. You can apply for the license online through the Teacher Online Licensing System which is used by Ball State. The completed paper application must be sent to a licensing advisor for signature before it is sent to the state. Out-of-State Graduates/License Holders Out-of-state graduates and license holders must complete a paper application and submit directly to the Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD). Click here for information on that process. ORIGINAL PROFICIENT PRACTITIONER LICENSES Upon completion of the 2-year teacher residency program, applicants must apply directly to the OELD by paper application following the directions of the residency program. LICENSE RENEWAL – Bulletin 400, Rules 46-47, Rules 2002, and REPA Initial Practitioner License Persons holding the initial practitioner license and who have not completed the residency program must submit a paper application to OELD. Click here for information on that process. Proficient Practitioner, Provisional, and Standard Licenses These license holders can renew their license by four methods
Professional and Accomplished Practitioner License Renewals These license holders can use any of the four (4) methods above to renew their licenses. Individuals must submit paper applications to OELD. Click here for information on that process. These licenses now have 10-year renewals. CONTENT AREA ADDITIONS TO CURRENT LICENSES Some secondary content areas can be added to your current license by taking and passing the appropriate PRAXIS II test or by completing the required course work. If you add by passing the PRAXIS II test, you should apply by paper application directly to OELD. For those who completed the required course work, you should apply to the licensing advisor at your Indiana institution. This can be done by submitting a paper application or applying online. Ball State University uses the online application process. ACCOMPLISHED PRACTITIONER LICENSES Proficient practitioner applicants for the accomplished practitioner license must apply on paper to OELD. Click here for information about this process. You will need to obtain an official transcript as part of this application process. The option to professionalize Rules 46-47 or Bulletin 400 licenses no longer exists. The accomplished practitioner is the only option for a 10-year license.
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