Transition to Teaching

Secondary Transition to Teaching

Initial Licensure Program

Help students become active and engaged citizens.

Passionate and engaged social studies educators do more than introduce their students to history, government, geography, and other social sciences. They help their students develop the critical perspective to become informed and active participants in a democratic society.

Whether you’re a new teacher or an experienced educator who wants to move into a leadership position, we have a program for you

  • Application Deadline
    SummerMar 1Mar 1
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 (exceptions may apply)
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students only if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • CASA Scores required for all applicants

      Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Financial Aid
    • 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 Veterans Support Services to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Content Areas

    The Secondary Transition to Teaching 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.

    • English/Language Arts Education
    • Journalism
    • Mathematics
    • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth-Space Science, Physics)
    • Social Studies (Economics, Geography, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology)
    • Theatre
    • World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish)

The Secondary Transition to Teaching program is a full-time, 18-credit hour certification program that begins in June of each year and runs through the following spring semester. This accelerated teacher education program enables aspiring teachers with bachelor's degrees in certain fields to earn their licensure in just twelve months. The cohort-based program provides a network of colleagues and support as you prepare for your new career.

Through a combination of course work, field experiences, and mentorship support, this accelerated Teacher Education Program (TEP) will engage you in a rich learning experience that will immerse you in teaching and the culture of your school, providing an experience that not only prepares you for a career in teaching, but also connects you to the education community.

The cohort-based program provides a network of colleagues and support as you prepare for your new career. 

While the program is designed around Indiana licensure requirements, Indiana has reciprocal licensing agreements with many other U.S. states.