Professional Development

ISTA is committed to advancing professional development and learning opportunities for our members and Indiana’s public school educators. This includes advocating for more state-funded development and mentorship programs, hosting a variety of events to enhance teaching practices and improve student learning, while curating a host of resources to promote continuous learning. 


Remaining up-to-date with your Indiana licensing is critical. ISTA provides opportunities to connect with Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) licensing specialists at statewide conferences. In addition, attendance at many of ISTA's professional development events earn Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points toward license renewal. Visit the IDOE licensing webpage to start the process today.



ISTA offers members access to advanced certifications and professional development. ISTA supports continued professional advancement through National Board Certification. Additionally, members can pursue NEA micro-credentials, a competency-based recognition for professional learning experiences. Each submitted micro-credential is equivalent to 15 PGP points.


ISTA hosts a number of high-quality, statewide and local conferences, workshops and events. Members can earn PGP points, connect with colleagues from across the state and collaborate with educators looking to advance the profession.


Scholarships & Awards

ISTA and the ISTA Foundation offer scholarships to members to contribute to the continuing education and training of public school educators and recognizes members for their dedication to public education.

Scholarships & Awards

NEA edCommunities

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