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Indiana Alternative Teacher Certification

Online Teacher Certification Guide

At iteach, our goal is to make teacher certification as simple as possible for you. There are a number of steps that you have to take in order to get your certification, but with this guide, we hope to simplify the process on your journey to success. Enter your name and email to get the guide immediately.

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Your Educator Preparation Program

We understand that you are busy, and traditional teacher certification can be expensive, so iteach created an alternative teaching certification program that allows you to complete your coursework on your own schedule at an affordable price. Our accredited program has certified over 15,000 teachers and prepared them for the classroom. You could be next!


Once you hold an undergraduate degree with a 2.5 GPA, pass the Praxis II content test, and by pass the introductory course, you can enroll into iteach.


Work at your own pace, via our online coursework, and pass your content area test so you can be eligible for hire.


Teach for one year on a Transition to Teaching Permit with full pay and benefits. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, you will be issued your standard teaching certificate.

Ready to Get Started?

Review program admissions requirements and apply online. It is free to apply and, once all of your materials are submitted, we’ll let you know if you are accepted within three business days.

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The first step is to complete the online application and submit the required documents to the iteach Admissions office.


Once you have applied and submitted the required admission documents, you may be accepted into the program. Once enrolled in the program, you have immediate access to the next online course.

iteachINDIANA offers seven online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent classroom teacher. The courses are self-paced and asynchronous; you can login to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

The courses are written by experienced educational experts and are designed to be teacher-friendly and practical. Each course is taken in sequence; you cannot begin your next course until your current one is complete.

Additionally, prior to being edible for a Transition to Teaching Permit, the following state requirements must be completed.

  • Valid CPR card from IDOE approved provider. Applicants for initial licensure of any type and applicants for all renewals must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification. To see approved CPR/AED/Heimlich training programs, Click here.
  • Suicide Prevention Training Certificate. Click here.

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Praxis II Subject Exams

iteachINDIANA offers certification in six initial certification areas. You must submit at least one Praxis II passing score (in the area below) in order to be eligible for the program.

To learn more about the exams and verify the correct test number please visit the ETS website.

Early Childhood

PK – 3 Early Childhood Generalist (5027)


K-6 Elementary Education Generalist (5622)

Middle School

Middle School English Language Arts (5047)
Middle School: Science (5442)
Middle School: Social Studies (5089)
Middle School: Math (5164)


Agriculture (5701)
Biology: Content Knowledge (5235)
Business Education: Content Knowledge (5101)
Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245)
Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571)
English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038)
Family & Consumer Sciences (5122)
Geography (5921)
Government/Political Science (5931)
Health Education (5551)
Marketing Education (5561)
Physics: Content Knowledge (5265)
Special Education: Core Knowledge & Mild to Moderate Applications (5543)
Special Education: Core Knowledge & Severe to Profound Applications (5545)
Special Education: Education of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students (5272)
Technology Education (5051)
World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge (5941)

All Level

Art: Content Knowledge (5134)
American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (0634)
English to Speakers of Other Languages (5362)
Chinese (Mandarin): World Language (5665)
Computer Science (5652)
French: World Language (5174)
German: World Language (5183)
Music: Instrumental
Music: Vocal
Latin (5601)
Physical Education: Content Knowledge (5091)
Spanish: World Language (5195)
Theatre (5641)


Training Begins Immediately

Training with iteachINDIANA begins immediately upon enrollment. You can complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace (any time, any where).

Instructional Courses

  • TCIN 5000 – Professional Learning and the Path to Certification
  • TCIN 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TCIN 5200 – Learner Development
  • TCIN 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
  • TCIN  5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
  • TCIN 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
  • TCIN 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students

Field Experience Courses

  • TCIN  5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience


You will complete a one-year (two semesters) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher. Complete course TCIN 5700, a residency-specific course, during your first year in the classroom.


You must secure your own internship position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to be enrolled in the iteachINDIANA Educator Preparation Program with TCIN 5100 completed. You may obtain a job placement in any public, charter or recognized private school.


During the residency, you will be assigned a supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.

Leave Your Mark – Teach.

Every job has its challenges, however, there are few careers that are as rewarding as being a teacher. Every day that you step into the classroom, you have the opportunity to leave your mark. We are excited to be launching in Indiana and allowing more talented individuals that opportunity to step into their very own classroom where they can impact future generations. 

iteachINDIANA Brings You More Value

We want to help you overcome any obstacles you may face while you are getting certified and beyond. That is why we offer FREE test prep, access to Teaching Channel, and a path to get your master’s degree.

Free Test Prep

When it comes to teacher certification there are some required tests that you have to pass, so let’s make sure you are prepared. We provide Free Test Prep upon enrollment so you can confidently take your tests and pass!

Professional Development

Teaching Channel provides online instructional courses of real teachers teaching in the classroom. And you can use up to 15 hours of Teaching Channel online courses towards your required observation hours.

Master's Pathway

iteach has partnered with American College of Education to help our candidates transfer up to 12 hours of iteach credit towards a master’s degree with ACE.

Simple Payment Plan

Our program is $99 to enroll and $99 a month while you are taking your coursework. Once you begin your two-semester field experience your payments will increase. We take the balance of your account and divide them into 10 equal interest-free monthly payments.

iteach brings you more value

We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification.

Once you enroll in our program, you can immediately begin your observation hours with Teaching Channel and then quickly start studying for your initial exams so you can get hired. With our program you can begin teaching in a matter of weeks with the support of your supervisor and the iteach team of educators cheering you on to success!

iteachINDIANA Total Cost

$4,250total cost

Application Fee $0
Enrollment Fee $99
Monthly While Enrolled $99
Teaching Channel $0
Test Prep $0