Transition to Teaching

Hybrid Secondary Transition to Teaching (T2T) Program

Initial Licensure Program

Are you considering teaching as a career and already have a bachelor’s degree in another field? Are you already teaching in a middle school or high school on an emergency license? Do you need or want to continue working as you complete a Transition to Teaching (T2T) Program? The Hybrid Secondary Transition to Teaching (T2T) Program is designed to keep your needs in mind as you pursue your Indiana teaching license.

If you've earned a bachelor's degree in another field but are considering teaching as a career, we can help you develop the knowledge, innovative practices and reflective teaching skills that prepare you to teach at the middle school or high school level. This program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of teacher candidates located in Indiana and across the nation. Embedded in school-based field experiences and student teaching, teacher candidates will complete most coursework online as they work in schools. We use 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.

The Transition to Teaching Program prepares students for Indiana licensure. Reciprocity is only available once students obtain an Indiana license.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.

    All applicants must meet one of the following:

    1. 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
    2. Graduate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area or related field in which the person wants to teach; OR
    3. 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).
    4. 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:

    • Transcripts
    • Two letters of recommendation**
    • Resume

    ** 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.

    For further admission details, please visit the Indiana Department of Education's Transition to Teaching page.

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Content Areas

    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. 

Three T2T alumni win IACTE future educator award

Sheila Raghavendran, Emily Richards, and Rachel Wilburn were three of the seven recent graduates selected from a pool of more than 300 student teachers for the 2021 Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Future Educator Award.

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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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