Transition to Teaching

Hybrid Secondary Transition to Teaching (T2T) Program

Initial Licensure Program

This program is designed to keep your needs in mind as you pursue your Indiana teaching license. It's perfect if you have a bachelor’s degree in another field and are considering teaching as a career, and also a great pathway to licensure if you are teaching on an emergency license, as you can continue to work in your school while receiving university support. You may also count your classroom teaching responsibilities towards your field experience and student teaching requirements.

If you're interested in P-12 Special Education, we also offer an Online Fast-Track Transition to Teach Special Education License

Embedded in school-based field experiences and student teaching, you'll complete most coursework online as you work in a school, developing the knowledge, innovative practices and reflective skills needed to teach at the middle or high school level. Take advantage of integrative technology that allows you to participate and feel connected to a community of peers, university instructors, and educators as you work toward your license.

This program prepares students for Indiana licensure. Reciprocity is only available once students obtain an Indiana license.

Noblesville Residency Program

Hit the ground running with your teaching career through our residency program. In partnership with Noblesville Public Schools, four residency opportunities are available for secondary T2T students. This immersive program offers a substantial stipend for teachers as they pursue initial licensure with the possibility of a future career in the Noblesville district.

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Master's Degree Options

In addition to pursuing your teaching license, you can also work towards a master's degree. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies to learn how to plan for this. Please note: students should apply for a master’s degree before earning more than 15 credits in order to use further certification credits towards the master’s.

Example Hybrid Transition to Teaching Program Schedule (18 Hours)

Candidates are able to complete the Transition to Teaching Program in three semesters (summer, fall, and spring).

Summer (7 cr.) Begins approximately the first week of JuneEDUC-P510: Psychology in Teaching – online, 3 cr.
EDUC-H520: Education and Social Issues – online, 3 cr.
EDUC-M500: Integrated Professional Seminar  – in person, 1 cr. (executive weekend on campus in August)
Fall (7 cr.)EDUC-S555: Diversity and the Community of All Learners – online, 3 cr.
EDUC-S503: Secondary School Curriculum – online, 3 cr.
EDUC-M500: Integrated Professional Seminar – in person, 1 cr. (executive weekend on campus, dates TBD)
Spring (4 cr.)EDUC-L517: Advanced Study of Content Reading and Literacy  – online, 2 cr.
EDUC-F500: Topical Exploration in Teaching: Student Teaching - in person, 1 cr. (school site)
EDUC-M500: Integrated Professional Seminar -in person, 1 cr. (executive weekend on campus, dates TBD)

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