Adult Teacher Licensure Programs Transition to Teaching

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Do you have a gift for teaching others? Do you want to make a difference in the education of children? Have you been told you are an inspiring leader? Do you have an undergraduate degree and want to be a licensed teacher? The current teacher shortage is only expected to increase as more baby boomers reach retirement age. In response, the Indiana state legislature has created a law that enables adults with a non-teaching Bachelor's degree to become licensed elementary education/secondary education teachers.

Indiana Wesleyan University's Transition to Teaching (TTT) is an online teacher licensure program that contains all the courses you will need to become a licensed teacher in Indiana. If you should ever relocate to another state, you may have the potential to transfer your license through a reciprocal agreement (around 40 other states currently have such agreements). If you plan to use this license in a state other than Indiana, please contact your state's licensing agency for requirements.

Our 16-18 month program allows you to apply 15 credits to a Master of education degree. Coursework is completed online with field experience and student teaching also required. Please note that all field experience and student teaching requirements must be completed within the state of Indiana. Upon completion, our Bachelor’s to teaching certificate will enable you to teach middle school, high school, or K-12.

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser for Pearson LearningStudio. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures.

The Transition to Teaching program at IWU’s Indianapolis north campus can recommend candidates for licensure in the following areas:

  • Grades K-6 - Elementary Generalist
  • Grades 5-12 - Life Science, Chemistry, Economics, Government and Citizenship, Psychology, Historical Perspectives, Sociology, Language Arts, Mathematics, Health Education, and Spanish
  • Grades P-12 - Physical Education, Vocal and General Music, Instrumental and General Music, and Visual Arts. (Those seeking P-12 licensure in these areas should enroll as a TTT secondary teaching candidate).

Indiana Wesleyan is a Christian university with learning centers located in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. If want to find a degree completion program that allows you to be certified to teach, feel free to contact us at 866-GO-TO-IWU for more information about this and other adult education programs at IWU.

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