Indiana Special Education Assisted Licensure 

***At this time we have started a waiting list for participation. In order to be added to the waiting list, please proceed to complete the Interest Form linked on the bottom of this page. We will keep you informed of your status.***

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 and eligibility to be a Teacher of Record

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 that are 100% online 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:

*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 C+ needs to be maintained for continued funding.

*Substitute teachers are not eligible for funding.

For teachers currently enrolled in a special education licensure program, other than the ones being offered through I-SEAL, a limited number of scholarships will be offered. These scholarships would allow teachers nearing completion, the ability to subsidize the cost of the program through I-SEAL. Priority emphasis would be given to teachers closest to completion.

To be eligible, the applicant would need to show that they are currently teaching as an underqualified special education teacher in a public school, and:

Scholarship funds can be assigned to Transition to Teaching programs that include special education licensure.

Testing Support Workshops

A prospective special education teacher who has completed all necessary coursework for licensure, but has failed to pass the licensing test once, can apply for a workshop designed to aid the special education candidate in understanding test taking strategies and content necessary to pass the test. A candidate who successfully completes the workshop, and then passes the exam is eligible to submit for reimbursement for the cost of the exam (Praxis tests 5625 and 5543/5535).

Before completing the I-SEAL Interest Form: