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 Program? The Hybrid Secondary Transition to Teaching 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.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallN/AN/A
    SpringN/AN/A
    SummerMar 1Mar 1
    Fee$70$70
  • Admissions Requirements
    1. Passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.*
      AND
    2. 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).
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Two letters of recommendation.**
      • Resume

    *Content area exam must be completed by the March 1 due date. If the applicant does not pass the content area exam and is conditionally admitted into the program, a passing score is required before the student is allowed to student teach.

    **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 doe.in.gov/licensing/transition-teaching

  • 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 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.

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

Transition to Teaching provides path to the classroom

It was impatience – and the current news throughout the country – that led Grace Waltz to the Secondary Transition to Teaching program at the School of Education. She had a successful career as a video producer, but found herself wanting to do something more collaborative, more fulfilling and more interactive with the people inside and out of her community.

Read her story

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

The Hybrid Transition to Teaching Program courses offer graduate credit courses and students may count these credits toward a master's degree.

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

Example Hybrid Transition to Teaching Program Schedule (18 Hours)

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)