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.
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.
Mar 1 (preferred)
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
The Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.
Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
All applicants must meet one of the following:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area that the individual intends to teach with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale; OR
Graduate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area or related field in which the person wants to teach; OR
Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area that the individual intends to teach with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of professional experience related to the subject area of the degree (for content area teachers).
Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.
NOTE: Applicants who are admitted to the program under the requirements listed in points 1-3 must have a passing score on the state of Indiana Content Area licensing exam on their IU record prior to beginning the student teaching placement (spring semester of the program).
All applicants must complete an online application that includes:
Two letters of recommendation**
** If the applicant is already working/teaching in a school, one letter of recommendation should be from administration in support of the applicant's field experience and student teaching placement.
The Secondary Transition to Teaching (T2T) program prepares you for a single Indiana teaching license that covers both junior high/middle school and high school. Your license will include a specified content field depending on your program of study and any license additions you pursue.
The ETS Praxis Indiana Secondary Content Area test code is noted in parentheses in the list below.
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.
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 June
EDUC-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)