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StateImpact Indiana: New Teacher Requirements

by Kyle Stokes

January 11, 2013

A state panel has new rules that open the door for college graduates without education degrees to get teaching jobs in Indiana schools.  It’s an idea few students or professors in the state’s colleges of education can stomach.  But those who support the rule changes, known in shorthand as “REPA 2,” say Indiana’s traditional teacher standards focused too much on preparing teachers how to teach and not enough on having expertise in the subject areas they’ll be teaching.  StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes dropped by the Indiana University School of Education to see what skills future teachers are learning.