Nearly two million new educators will enter the education profession over the next five years. The National Education Association (NEA) and ISTA are committed to welcoming and supporting new educators to ensure their success in the classroom and in their careers.   

Professional and Leadership Development 

ISTA is committed to supporting the professional needs of new and early career educators. As an association, we offer professional development from year one through the end of your career. Additionally, we've launched new supports to boost new and early career educators into Association leadership positions. Explore the opportunities membership in ISTA provides. 

Licensure Guidance

Watch the two licensure training videos from the Indiana Department of Education. If you have additional questions on licensure, contact Susie Langston at

Licensing 101

Licensing & LVIS Refresher


ISTA knows that first year and early career educators need help with filling their classrooms with school supplies. ISTA launched ReSupply, which accepts new and used donated school supplies to outfit the classrooms of new and early career educators. 

Learn More 


The first years of your career can be challenging. You won't feel alone with NEA and ISTA. Visit NEA's School Me to find more digital and interactive resources. Check out these resources to make the first years easier.