Indiana Special Education Assisted Licensure (I-SEAL) is available to fund post-baccalaureate programs of study that will enable teachers to become fully licensed to teach special education for a public school in Indiana. The primary license focus is adding Exceptional Children: Mild Intervention certification to an existing license, while remaining employed with your existing school district.
There are three universities currently participating in I-SEAL and are providing the 18 credit hours of study to choose from. They all provide the appropriate, approved classes and support for taking the Praxis test at the end as well as support in getting through the licensing process.
The cost of textbooks is provided in addition to the tuition costs – all paid directly to the university upon completion of each course.
To be eligible, a teacher must:
Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution recognized by the USDE;
Be currently employed in an Indiana school, have current licensure from the Indiana Department of Education, and have a letter of support from the school’s administrator affirming the school’s intent to assign the teacher as a special education teacher of record in the school district after completion of the program and understand that for this P-12 licensure there will be required time to complete coursework in various grade levels;
Sign a letter of intention to remain employed in an Indiana school as a special education teacher for at least two years past completion of the program.
*A priority teacher will be one who holds any valid Indiana teaching license that allows for an additional special education license area to be added.
*A grade of no lower than a B- needs to be maintained for continued funding.