Transition to Teaching

Secondary Transition to Teaching (Online)

Initial Licensure Program

This accelerated online program is designed to keep your needs in mind as you pursue your Indiana teaching license. It includes all online courses, clinical, and student teaching placement to be completed in 12 months (Summer, Fall, Spring). You can see an example program schedule here.

The program is 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.

100% Placement Rate

Every T2T graduate seeking a teaching position was hired in a secondary school (from 2020-2024).

Award-Winning Alumni

Three students from our 2021-2022 cohort were awarded the IACTE Outstanding Future Educator Award.

Innovative Strategies

All T2T courses integrate Culturally Responsive teaching strategies focused on asset-based community partnerships.

Jake Allen

With a degree in English Literature and a desire to help others succeed, the T2T program provided me with the perfect opportunity to find my passion of teaching. I am forever grateful to the IU School of Education.

Dr. Jake Allen, Superintendent, Mooresville Consolidated Schools

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.

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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Director and Adviser

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Director, Transition to Teaching and Alternative Pathways