Adult Teacher Licensure Programs Transition to Teaching
Earn Your Teaching License!
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
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
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 Transition to Teaching program at IWU’s Indianapolis north campus can recommend candidates
for licensure in the following areas:
- Grades K-6 -
- Grades 5-12 - Life
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.