It is the intent of the United Montessori Schools of Indiana Board of Directors to help guide individuals in
receiving credit for Montessori credentials. There are two options:
~Individuals who already hold an Indiana state teachers license may add MACTE Montessori
credentials to their existing license by paying a nominal fee and registering through the Indiana
Department of Education. www.doe.in.gov/licensing (using your existing or created LVIS
~Individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a MACTE Montessori credential must
FIRST take AND PASS the Indiana CORE Exam; either the Early Childhood Generalist Exam
(MACTE Early Childhood Montessori Credential) or the Elementary Generalist Exam (Elementary
I, Elementary II, or Elementary I-II MACTE Montessori Credential). There are subject area exams
that are also required. Passing scores are necessary to be considered for licensure. Candidates
will then apply for the appropriate Indiana state teachers’ license.
The following are resources to help guide individuals:
www.doe.in.gov/licensing Information on licensing and adding credentials to an existing
www.doe.in.gov/licensing/repa-educator-standards REPA Educator Standards
www.in.nesinc.com/Home.aspx prep materials for your test, full length practice test, test
Alignment of Indiana CORE Assessments with Indiana and National Standards
The assessment blueprint is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that the test
measures. Each objective in the assessment blueprint corresponds to one or more of the REPA
Educator Standards for the test field.
Teacher Prep; Basic Skills Mobile App
You Tube videos (8) that are test preparation for the Indiana Core assessement
Indiana CORE Flashcards Study System
Indiana CORE Assessment Study Guide 2018-2019: Exam Prep and Practice Questions for the
CORE Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)
Indiana CORE Elementary Education Generalist Secrets Study Guide: Indiana
CORE Test Review for the Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure Pap/Psc St Edition
It is our understanding that most individuals that have a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than
education and a Montessori credential may be lacking skills in the areas of special needs students,
assessment, and ESL/ELL (English as a Second Language/English Language Learners). It is our
understanding that extra study may be necessary in these areas before taking the CORE exam.
We are currently seeking individuals who are Indiana licensed teachers (Montessori credentialed) who
would be willing to mentor a teacher wanting to take the CORE exam. For more information please
contact a member of the UMSI Board of Directors or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.