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Transition to Teaching

Transition to Teaching

The Transition to Teaching (T2T) Program at IU South Bend is an alternative route-to-licensure program designed for mid-career professionals with a bachelor s degree who want to become licensed teachers in the state of Indiana. The rigorous, field-based program is most appropriate for mid-career changers. To participate in the program, applicants must meet minimum GPA and bachelor s degree requirements as well as additional admission requirements.

Beyond the basic admission requirements, applicants will be screened on their knowledge base including appropriateness of their original bachelor s degree program.

The program is offered when there are an adequate number of qualified cohort candidates who commit to participation. Visit www.iusb.edu/%7et2tiusb for more information.

Secondary Transition to Teaching

IU South Bend is approved by the Office of Educator Licensing and Development to recommend for licensure in the following content areas: mathematics; English; foreign language (French, Spanish, and German); social studies (historical perspectives, government and citizenship, geographical perspectives, economics, psychology, and sociology); science (life science, Earth/space science, physical science, physics, and chemistry). IU South Bend is not approved to recommend licensure in any other areas. The Secondary T2T Program licenses for grades 5-12.

Most appropriate are majors directly linked to licensure areas listed above. Those with closely related majors may require some additional content coursework to meet licensure requirements prior to applying to the T2T Program. Those with other majors will need significant hours in content coursework to meet licensure requirements.

Applicants to the Secondary T2T Program must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A bachelor s degree in the subject the individual intends to teach with a grade point average of at least 3.000 overall.
  • As of 2013, a bachelor s degree and proof of passing the state approved content area exam.
  • A graduate degree in the subject the individual intends to teach.
  • Both a bachelor s degree in the subject the individual intends to teach with a grade point average of at least 2.500 overall, and five years of professional experience in the subject the individual intends to teach.

a. The bachelor s degree MUST be in the subject the individual intends to teach or the applicant must provide transcript evidence of coursework equal to a major in the subject area.

b. If your bachelor s degree GPA is between 2.50 and 2.999, but you do not have five years professional experience, you do not qualify for Transition to Teaching.

  • Board approved licensing assessment changes for Pearson CASA Basic Skills alternatives.
  • Also pass Pearson CASA Core Content examinations test scores content area examinations as required by the Indiana Department of Education.
Essential Courses in Secondary Transition to Teaching
  • EDUC-K 524 Integration of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs
  • EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar (1 cr.) (three semesters)
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • EDUC-R 503 Instructional Media Applications
  • EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary School

Select one of the following:

  • EDUC-BE 441 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Social Studies
  • EDUC-BE 445 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Foreign Languages
  • EDUC-BE 446 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior/Middle School Science
  • EDUC-BE 452 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School English Language Arts
  • EDUC-BE 457 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Mathematics
Elementary Transition to Teaching

The Elementary Transition to Teaching Program at IU South Bend is approved by the Office of Educator Licensing and Development to recommend for licensure as an elementary generalist for grades K-6.

Most appropriate is a liberal arts and sciences degree with a broad course base that includes math, science, English, and social studies. In addition, degrees in child development, social work, or other degrees in human development and human interaction fields are also appropriate.

Applicants to the Elementary T2T Program must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A bachelor s degree with a grade point average of at least 3.000, both in the major and overall; or
  • Both a bachelor s degree with a grade point average of at least 2.500, both in the major and overall and five years of professional experience working with children.
  • Passing scores on Pearson CASA Basic Skills test.
  • As of 2013, a bachelor s degree and proof of passing the state approved content area exam.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of computers (CLEP Test, EDUC-R 503 Instructional Media Applications, or equivalent course).
  • Remove any deficiencies as determined by prior assessment of learning experiences.
  • Interview with elementary education faculty and representatives.
Essential Courses in Elementary Transition to Teaching
  • EDUC-E 502 Elementary Reading and Language Arts Curriculum I
  • EDUC-E 544 Mathematic Methodology, Research, and Teaching in the Elementary School
  • EDUC-E 572 Elementary School Social Studies Curriculum
  • EDUC-E 575 Teaching of Science in the Elementary School
  • EDUC-E 576 Elementary Reading and Language Arts Curriculum II
  • EDUC-K 505 Introductory Special Education for Graduate Students
  • EDUC-M 500 Integrated Professional Seminar (1 cr.) (three semesters required)
  • EDUC-M 550 Practicum

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