Elementary Generalist (Grades K-6) (BAISK or BAELED programs only)
Indiana has the following general requirements for all applicants for initial teacher certification who have completed of an in-state teacher preparation program:
1. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:Graduation from a Bachelor's degree program offered by a regionally accredited college or university.
2. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Completion of an in-state approved/NCATE accredited teacher education program.
3. CPR REQUIREMENT:Completion of the requiredCPR/Heimlich maneuver certification. As of July 1, 2012, all applicants for both initial licensure and renewal must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification.
5. SUICIDE PREVENTION REQUIREMENT: All individuals applying for an initial teaching license will be required to show evidence of successfully completing education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide. More information about this requirement is available on the Indiana Department of Education web sitehere. For a list of available suicide prevention and intervention training programs, visit the Indiana State Suicide Prevention websitehere.