Transition to Teaching
Indianaís Transition to Teaching program is for college-degreed adults who wish to obtain their teacher certification and move into the school classroom.
We find the program valuable in helping us meet underserved subject areas and recruiting quality candidates from other careers who have valuable workforce experience and are now interested in working with young people.
Some quick facts about the Transition to Teaching program:
(provided by the Indiana Department of Education)
∑ Each accredited teacher education institution is required to offer Transition to Teaching. The program may be offered in collaboration with other institutions.
∑ Transition to Teaching is based on the premise that the candidate already has the content knowledge in the licensing area. Based on an assessment of content knowledge and skills, additional course work may be a prerequisite for admission to the program.
∑ The 18 hours for secondary and 24 hours for elementary programs are education course work. No education courses may be required as prerequisites for admission to the program.
∑ Since they are required for Indiana licensing, PRAXIS I and II (subject matter tests) may be requirements for admission to the program. See www.ets.org/praxis/ for further information on test dates and locations.
Four colleges offer local Transition to Teaching programs. Click on the links below to obtain information: on what teaching programs are offered, admission requirements, minimum time to complete the program, cost, how and where classes are offered and what type of field experiences are required.
You can also click here http://www.doe.in.gov/educatorlicensing/tot.html for information from the Indiana Department of Education on the transition to teaching program.