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Are you inspired to become a teacher, but possess a bachelor's degree in a field other than teacher education?

Our "Transition to Teaching" licensure program prepares students to take the examination for a teaching license, with a combination of evening course work, professional seminars and in-school teaching experiences. Participants can also choose to add four additional courses to complete a master’s degree.

Required Courses

The licensure program "Transition to Teaching" is a 24-credit program that includes the following sequence of courses.

Spring
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-M 500** Professional Seminar* 1
EDUC-E 535 Elementary School Curriculum 3

*Sessions

  • Foundations of American Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Children's Literature
  • Child Development
Summer I*
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-E 518 Elementary Education: Literacy Framework 3
EDUC-E 514 Elementary Language Arts Methods 3
EDUC-N 523 Elementary Mathematics Methods 3
Summer II
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-E 513 Elementary Social Studies 2
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students* 3
Fall*
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-E 515 Elementary Reading: Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading 1
EDUC-E 516 Elementary Science Methods 3
EDUC-M 500** Professional Seminar*** 1
Spring
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-M 500** Professional Seminar*** 1

Notes:

*Five full days required to begin the school year with assigned school.

**M500 courses are one (1) credit hour courses that include both school teaching experiences and professional seminars. These courses provide additional instruction and information in specialized areas such as early childhood, classroom management, diagnostic reading, and special areas. Elementary Education Transition to Teaching candidates will be assessed an additional $1000 fee over and above the regular tuition for each of the three M500 courses. The additional fee supports paying for teacher mentors, cooperating teachers and program administration. This fee is set by the IU Board of Trustees and is subject to change. Candidates are advised to consult with the Elementary Transition to Teaching Coordinator and the Office of the Bursar for the updated fee.

***Two days per week full-day in assigned school, four-week placement full-day in assigned school and four Seminar Days.

Admission Process

Application Requirements

Applicants to the Transition to Teaching post-baccalaureate certificate must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of professional experience; or

Application Process

  1. Attend a program advising session held each semester.
  2. Complete the online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact our Records Specialist at tstracen@iu.edu or (812) 941-2388.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation that attest to your character and why you would be a good educator. Use the Recommendation Tab on the online application to request electronically. If desired, letters may be mailed directly to Records Specialist.
  4. On the Uploads Tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program.
  5. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. 
  6. Please mail copies of the test scores for Elementary Education Content Area Assessment test 060, 061, 062, 063 to the address listed below.

Please send all completed materials to: 
Ms. Tracy Stracener, Student Records Officer
IU Southeast School of Education
Hillside Hall 108A
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

For information, please contact Ms. Tracy Stracener, our Records Specialist at tstracen@iu.edu or (812) 941-2388.

Advising

Face to Face Advising sessions have been suspended until further notice. However; Terri Beard, Transition to Teaching Coordinator, will conduct individual advising sessions via email or phone conversations with all interested students. Please email Terri Beard at tbeard@ius.edu to set up your session. We look forward to working with all interested students.

Tentative Timeline

Tentative Timeline from Application to Completion

Schedule Action
Anytime of the year Attend a group or individual advising session to know more about the program.
Submission Application and Requirements are on-going  *You may submit any parts of application or entire set of the application requirements any time after you attend advising session Submit application online. Submit completed requirements to Records Specialist for review then sent to Coordinator for approval
Candidate Admission- Candidates receive letters of admission by mail and email- along with detailed instructions to register for coursework, mandatory orientation date will also be provided.

Orientation (date to be determined)

*Reminder- there is a date identified

as the mandatory registration date- provided in admission letter

Admitted registered candidates meet for orientation to the program.

*representative from Registrar’s office will be available during orientation if needed
Courses will begin in Spring Semester (January) and Fall Semester (August) See schedule of classes on IU Southeast website.

Spring Group

Take courses in Spring, Summer 1 & 2, Fall, and the following Spring.

*Reminders - Summer 1 – 2 week full day placement in school.

Fall - full day – required 5 full days to begin school year with assigned school.

Fall Group

Take courses in Fall, Spring, Summer 1&2, and the following Fall

*Reminders - Summer 1 – 2 week full day placement in school.

Fall-  may be End of July or Early August- depending on your placement- full day – required 5 full days to begin school year with assigned school.

*Optional- In Both start dates- Master’s CORE courses may also be available for candidates to complete.

See schedule of classes on IU Southeast website.

*On going advising with individual candidates will be provided to ensure the appropriate coursework to be completed – per required by the IDOE (Indiana Department of Education) for licensure exams and application for Indiana Teacher License.

*Some courses may be adjusted based on background information provided by individual candidates.

*Additional Information will be provided re: EARLY CHILDHOOD T2T program – to work as addition or in combination.

Course Fees

In accordance with an IU Board of Trustees policy change effective Fall 2004, tuition is based on whether a student is classified as graduate or undergraduate regardless of the level of coursework taken. Any student admitted by the Indiana University Southeast School of Education who already has a bachelor's degree will be classified as a graduate student. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for more information.

Side-by-side Comparison Chart for T2T Cohort Schedules

Spring Semester Start Fall Semester Start
Fall E535 (3) Curriculum
M500 (1) Seminar
Spring E535 (3) Curriculum
M500 (1) Seminar
E518 (3) General Methods and Reading
K505 (3) SPED
Summer I E518 (3) General Methods and Reading
E514 (3) ELA Parkwood
N523 (3) Math Parkwood
E514 (3) ELA Parkwood
N523 (3) Math Parkwood
Summer II E513 (2) Social Studies
E516 (2) Science
E513 (2) Social Studies
E516 (2) Science
Fall E515 (2) Reading II
M500 (1) Seminar (daytime in schools)
K505 (3) SPED
E515 (2) Reading II
M500 (1) Seminar (daytime in schools)
M500 (1) Student teaching
Spring M500 (1) Student teaching

Shaded boxes indicate courses that could be taught with both courses combined.

*Additional Information can be provided re: EARLY CHILDHOOD T2T program – to work as addition or in combination within current programs.

*Additional Information can be provided re: Master’s CORE courses – to work as addition or in combination within current programs.

Elementary Transition to Teaching Spring Tentative Schedule - 24 Hours Total

Spring (Evening) - 4 Credits

  • M500 (1) Integrated Professional Seminar
  • E535 (3) Elementary School Curriculum

Summer I (Evening and a 2 Week Placement during the Day) - 9 Credits

  • E518 (3) Workshop in General Elem. Education
  • E514 (3) Workshop in Elem. Language Arts
  • N523 (3) Workshop in Elem. Modern Math

*Two week placement Parkwood Elementary 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer II (Evening) - 4 Credits

  • E513 (2) Workshop in Elem. Social Studies
  • E516 (2) Elementary Science Methods

Fall (Daytime and Evening) – 6 Credits

  • E515 (2) Elementary Reading: Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading
  • K505 (3) Introduction to Special Education
  • M500 (1) Professional Seminar - Daytime (2 days a week full day in assigned school and 4 week placement full day in assigned school and 4 Seminar Days)

Spring (Daytime) - 1 Credit Full days for student teaching

  • M500 (1) Professional Seminar

*This semester is FULL time student teaching – You will need to be available from start time of given school to the end of the contractual teacher day of your assignment. You will also have 4 seminar days- (begin 1st day back from Winter Break until Friday before Spring Break – mid-March).

Elementary Transition to Teaching Fall Tentative Schedule - 24 Hours Total

Fall (Evening) - 4 Credits

  • M500 (1) Integrated Professional Seminar
  • E535 (3) Elementary School Curriculum

Summer II (Evening) - 4 Credits

  • E518 (3) Workshop in General Elem. Education
  • K505 (3) Introduction to Special Education

Summer I (Evening and a 2 Week Placement during the Day) - 6 Credits

  • E514 (3) Workshop in Elem. Language Arts
  • N523 (3) Workshop in Elem. Modern Math

*Two week placement Parkwood Elementary 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer II (Evening) - 4 Credits

  • E513 (2) Workshop in Elem. Social Studies
  • E516 (2) Elem. Science Methods

Fall (Daytime and Evening) - 4 Credits
*5 full days required to begin the school year with assigned school

  • E515 (2) Elementary Reading: Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading
  • M500 (1) Professional Seminar - Daytime (2 days a week full day in assigned school and 4 week placement full day in assigned school and 4 seminar days)
  • M500 (1) Professional Seminar

*This semester is FULL time student teaching – You will need to be available from start time of given school to the end of the contractual teacher day of your assignment. You will also have 4 seminar days- (begin 1st day immediately after 4 week placement from M500 (2) until mid-December).

We strongly encourage candidates to consider T to T + Master’s Degree, and would take an additional 4 more courses.

*Tentative - because this program is based on projections, there may be changes in the order of classes due to enrollment and availability of course. Information provided during advising sessions. Notification will be given in advance if any changes will need to occur.

Course Fees

In accordance with an IU Board of Trustees policy change effective Fall 2004, tuition is based on whether a student is classified as graduate or undergraduate regardless of the level of coursework taken. Any student admitted by the Indiana University Southeast School of Education who already has a bachelor’s degree will be classified as a graduate student. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for more information.

Professional Seminars with Co-Teaching Training (M500 Courses)

M500 courses are one (1) credit hour courses that include both school teaching experiences and professional seminars. These courses provide additional instruction and information in specialized areas such as early childhood, classroom management, diagnostic reading, and special areas. Elementary Education Transition to Teaching candidates will be assessed an additional $1,045.00 fee over and above the regular tuition for each of the three M500 courses. The additional fee supports paying for speakers, cooperating teachers and program administration. This fee is set by the IU Board of Trustees and is subject to change. Candidates are advised to consult with the Elementary Transition to Teaching Coordinator and Student Central for the updated fee.

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