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Big News!

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. (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: Information on licensing and adding credentials to an existing

credential REPA Educator Standards prep materials for your test, full length practice test, test

preparation videos

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

Webinar preparation

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

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