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Teacher Licensing and Renewal

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Why study teacher licensing and renewal?

USF’s Teaching License program offers multiple options for new and returning teachers.

New and Returning Teachers

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field, you are eligible to earn a teaching license through our Teaching License program. If you have an existing license, you can add subject and content areas through the program.

Our Licensing Advisor will evaluate your official transcripts (from all prior colleges) to determine which courses are needed for the specific teaching license.

License Renewal

USF’s Education department also offers coursework to renew an existing education license.

Mild and Intense Intervention Licensing

To earn a license in mild intervention, you can complete USF’s undergraduate Special Education program or online Master of Science in Education program.

Intense intervention licensure is only available through the online master’s program.

Transition to Teaching Online Programs

USF offers online Transition to Teaching programs in Visual Art Education (P-12), Secondary Education (5-12), and Special Education (P-12) with licensure in Mild Intervention or Intense Intervention.


Upon completion of the Teacher Licensing and License Renewal programs, you can apply your licensing coursework toward a Master of Science in Education.

Start Here!

To learn more about Teacher Licensing and License Renewal (including to see if your previous coursework applies toward licensing), contact:

Kelly Rothgeb
260-399-7700 ext. 8415

The licensing advisor serves as a liaison between students and the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing (OEEL), the Indiana Department of Education licensing agency.


The Department of Education is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which was previously known as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Licensing Advisor

Kelly Rothgeb
260-399-7700 ext. 8415