REPA 2 licensing changes have been passed by the Indiana State Board of Education under Supt. Tony Bennett.
Ultimately, this change means fine art teacher candidates can now be licensed by passing a test. It doesn't matter that the teacher candidate lacks extensive knowledge of cognitive psychology, curriculum design, learning environment design, child development, instructional methods or extensive practicum and studio experience.
No teacher licensing test prep can adequately prepare a candidate for the real classroom with real children like professional schools of education.
Would you send your child to a medical professional who was not fully trained or educated in their field?
This is an attempt to degrade the teaching profession.
The passage of REPA 2 is a sad chapter in Indiana education history.