Indiana – State Information

Advocacy Leadership Force member: Lane Velayo
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/5/2020
Adjourns: 4/29/2021

Meeting in person in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline 2/3/2020
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines 1/9/2020
Governor Eric Holcomb (R)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Robert William Behning (R)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Anthony J. Cook (R

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R)

Partisan Split House:  R      Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 317-232-9608
Senate Secretary Contact 317-232-9421
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Nathan Williamson, Director of Title Grants and Support
Title IV Director

Lacey Bohlen, (317) 233-5435,
Jordyn Moses, (317) 232-9153,

Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds August 31st original deadline; allocations should be psoted on
Title IV website, but not there yet.


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:


Instrumental Music P-12 or 5-12
Vocal & General Music P-12 or 5-12

Initial Practitioner (2-year)
Practitioner (5-year)
Accomplished Practitioner (10-year)
Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA), ACT, SAT GRE, Praxis I, or master’s degree Indiana Core Assessments for Educator Licensure: General Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music Indiana Developmental/
Pedagogy Exam
No Yes CPR/AED Certificate, Suicide Prevention Certificate $70 first time applicants
$35 application (in-state and out-of-state)
Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Indiana’s Considerations for Learning and Safe Schools

Music In Indiana’s Schools

Title IV Success Stories