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 a degree and want to be a licensed teacher? The current shortage of qualified school teachers is only expected to increase as more baby boomers reach retirement age. In response, Indiana’s state legislature has created a law that enables adults with a non-teaching bachelor’s degree to become licensed Elementary or Secondary teachers.
Indiana Wesleyan University’s Transition to Teaching (TTT) program 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.
Coursework can be completed onsite at various locations in Indiana or 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.
Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser for Blackboard and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. 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 following areas of licensure are available: