How to Apply

Journalism Education Transition to Teaching

International Applicants


Fall: Not Accepted
Spring: Not Accepted
Summer: March 1 (Application review begins in December so early application is recommended)


Applicants to this program must meet the following admissions criteria.

Application Fee


Payment Information

You can pay the application fee online with the following credit cards.

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
Admissions Questions
Graduate Studies Office
  • (812) 856-8504
Program Information
Ben Edmonds

Director, Secondary Transition to Teaching Program

  • (812) 856-8162
Mary Fisher

Lead Academic Advisor

  • (812) 856-8500

  1. 1Prepare Your Application

    The Graduate Studies Office will complete applications after the deadline up until a few weeks before the semester starts. This does not guarantee your application will be reviewed by faculty as different programs have different availabilities. If you are applying after the deadline or for a semester without a posted deadline you should confirm with the department that they will still be reviewing applications before applying.

    A complete application consists of not only the application but also required transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, personal statement, and anything else required. In order to have met the deadline all materials must be received by the deadline date.

    Your application for admission will need to include the items listed below. It typically takes applicants several months to complete their applications. Here are some tasks you can begin working on right now to reduce the time it takes to complete your application:

    • Order official transcripts now
    • Ask prospective recommenders if they will write a letter on your behalf, and check whether they prefer to complete the letter electronically or on paper
    • Register to take the GRE if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00

    We will begin to build your application file as soon as your first application item arrives in our office. You do not need to wait until all materials are ready before you start the application process.

    PLEASE NOTE: Review of complete applications for this program may begin as early as December, so early application is encouraged.

    Current Résumé

    Submit your current résumé as a PDF file or as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). No other file formats will be accepted into the online application.

    GRE Scores

    This program only requires GRE test scores if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00. An official score report must be sent directly to us from Educational Testing Service before the application deadline. Our school code is 1324. If it has been more than five years since you took the GRE, you will need to take it again in order to apply to most programs.

    You may learn more about the GRE and find testing locations throughout the world through the Educational Testing Service.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Letters of recommendation must document academic and scholarly performance, strong social and interpersonal skills, emotional maturity, and moral character. Letters of recommendation from professors or instructors who know the applicant’s academic and intellectual skills are preferred. Letters from employers and others who know the applicant’s work habits and character are also acceptable. 

    Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for your application.

    Keep the following criteria in mind as you consider whom to ask for a recommendation.

    • People who can comment from personal knowledge about your academic qualifications for graduate study are preferred. Ideally these recommenders are your former professors or advisors from your previous academic institutions.
    • People who can comment about your professional qualifications are acceptable recommenders if you have been out of school for a number of years. Ideally these recommenders are your former or current supervisors.
    • Family members, classmates, and friends are not acceptable recommenders.

    Instructions for online submission: An electronic request to your recommenders will be automatically sent when you submit your online application. Recommenders may upload their letters directly.

    Instructions for mail submission: Your supervisor should write the letter on institution or company letterhead and include your name and the name of the program to which you are applying in the introduction. Each recommender must enclose the letter in a sealed envelope, sign across the seal, and return the envelope to the applicant so that it can be sent together with the application. Should the recommender prefer to send the letter directly to our office, he or she may do so. Unsigned envelopes with reference letters cannot be accepted.

    Please communicate the application deadline to your recommenders so that they will have opportunity to submit their letters well in advance.

    Official Transcripts

    Submit one official transcript from each college or university you attended where you attempted 9 or more credits. Transcripts may be sent to us by either the institution or you; however, transcripts must arrive in a sealed, official envelope. Loose or opened transcripts will not be accepted.

    Electronic transcripts are acceptable if the transcript is official and comes directly from the University or appropriate transcript service.  Please have the transcript sent directly to the Indiana University, School of Education, Graduate Studies Admission Office

    You do not need to submit transcripts from Indiana University. We will be able to access your IU transcript directly.

    Personal Goal Statement

    Your personal goal statement is an important part of the review process for our faculty members as they consider your application. They want to know about your background, work experience, plans for graduate study and professional career, qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the program, and any other relevant information. This document should be prepared using a word processing program (not handwritten) and should be 300 to 500 words. You can upload your personal goal statement as a PDF file or as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) into the online application itself. No other file formats will be accepted into the online application.

    Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (or approved alternative)

    Use school code 1324 when you request to have your CASA scores sent to us.

    For entry into a licensure program, you must demonstrate basic competency in reading, writing, and math. You may do this by taking the CASA exam or by documenting competency in one of the following ways:

    • ACT with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science
    • SAT with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
    • GRE with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative (taken prior to 8/1/11)
    • GRE with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative (taken on or after 8/1/11)
    • Having a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

    Your application must include documentation of your basic skills competency via one of the options above. Faculty will not review your application without this documentation

    Please note: ACT, SAT, and GRE scores do not include a writing component.

  2. 2Complete Your Application Online

    Complete and submit your application online.

    Faculty members in the program to which you are applying will make initial decisions about admissions. After faculty members review applications, they make their admissions recommendations to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, who makes the final decision.

    Note that faculty members will not review your application until it is complete. After you submit your application online, you will receive an email listing all of the supporting documents that have yet to be received (if any). We recommend that you submit your application well in advance of the deadlines to allow time for all materials, including official transcripts, to arrive before the deadline.

  3. 3Look for an Email

    You will get an email if your application is incomplete, or if you’ve been admitted or denied.