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Career and Technical Education Business License


Indiana State University offers a graduate licensure program for career and technical education to business education teachers for grades 5-12 wishing to add an additional licensure in the area of vocational business education. Program courses are developed and taught by faculty of the Scott College of Business, Indiana State University.

  • The program consists of two courses (6 credits) that are offered online in the summer.
  • In addition to successful completion of the two courses, students must provide proof of 1,500 supervised work hours (or 4,000 unsupervised work hours) to be recommended for the Vocational Business Licensure.
  • Students can complete all coursework in one summer.
  • Representations on licensing apply to licensing in the state of Indiana only. Potential students seeking licensing in other states should check with that state's educational licensing authorities on their requirements. Further restrictions may be found in the state specific information under the program availability link.

Required Courses:

All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required. High-speed Internet access is required.

Admission Requirements:

Prior to enrolling, students should contact Indiana State Online (below) if they have questions regarding course applicability for their particular career goals.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a State of Indiana teaching license in business education
  • Provide proof of 1,500 supervised work hours (or 4,000 unsupervised work hours) to be recommended for the Vocational Business Licensure
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution
  • Have earned an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Hold a current State of Indiana Teaching License. If an applicant desires to add a vocational business education teaching license to an existing teaching license from some state other than Indiana, the applicant should contact Indiana State Online for assistance at:
    Indiana State Online
    (812) 237-2345
  • The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required

Note: Applicants who have questions regarding this license complementing their current business education licenses should refer to What Teachers Need to Know Regarding Rules 2002 For Business Education.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Scott College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Application Instructions:

  1. Apply online.
    IMPORTANT: On the application, indicate that enrollment is to begin Summer I term and indicate the program of study as: Career and Technical Education Business Licensure (Scott College of Business).
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to: Graduate Admissions, Indiana State University, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809. E-transcripts should be sent to
  3. Submit a $45.00 (nonrefundable) application fee, payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University. Submit payment to: Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809.

Once admitted, students receive notification from the University as well as their University ID number needed to activate their Sycamore login on the MyISU Portal. The Portal offers access to online registration, University records, and other important University services, including e-mail, and University announcements.

Note: Returning ISU students must apply for re-admission if they have not attended ISU for more than two calendar years.


Due to demand for this program, students should apply early and register during Priority Registration to ensure acceptance into the program. Priority Registration occurs in November of each year. Preference is given to Indiana teachers.

Fees & Expenses:

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Financial Aid & Assistance:

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information:

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.