Comment Taken On Teaching Licensing Changes
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The State Board of Education is considering changes that would affect how Indiana teachers are licensed.
REPA II – Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability – is a list of proposed changes to teacher licensing. Among the changes, it would make it possible for someone to teach without taking courses on teaching by passing an exam, RTV 6 in Indianapolis reports.
In 2011, Indiana lawmakers eliminated the Professional Standards Board and moved the board’s authority and responsibilities to the Indiana Department of Education. Although the General Assembly moved the bulk of authority to the DOE, rulemaking authority was given to the State Board of Education.
A public hearing about the proposal will be held on June 21. The board is expected to make a decision in August.
Public comment on the proposed licensing change can also be submitted online through June 29 at 4:00 p.m. at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9VYXCQ3.