Transition to Teaching (TTT)
Indiana Wesleyan University's Transition to Teaching (TTT) program is a graduate level, non-degree licensure program structured to help adults who are motivated to take their life and work experience into the classroom - to mold the minds of Indiana's future leaders. Candidates provide the content knowledge - Indiana Wesleyan University will provide the teaching theory and techniques to facilitate their growth in becoming a world-changing teacher.
There are three major areas of the Transition to Teaching program:
- Subject Knowledge: The basic premise behind this program is that adults with a baccalaureate degree and work experience in a particular field possess sufficient knowledge on the subject they want to teach. Therefore, the TTT program contains no courses where content knowledge on a subject will be taught. The State of Indiana will require TTT candidates to take the applicable Praxis exams to determine if they possess the requisite content knowledge to teach their subject.
- Education Theory and Methods: The Transition to Teaching courses will cover a wide array of teaching strategies, theories, techniques, and methods to prepare the candidate for the classroom. Course instructors are university professors or currently practicing school administrators or teachers with years of experience in the classroom using real life applications of teaching principles.
- Student Teaching: Candidates will be in a K-12 classroom in their area of licensure for a seventeen week student teaching experience. The student teaching experience for elementary candidates will also have an additional student teaching experience with an emphasis on reading and language arts. The university will arrange appropriate student teaching placements based on the area of licensure and geographical preference.
TTT - Admission and Completion Requirements
TTT - Mission and Objectives
TTT - Program Requirements
TTT - Program of Study
TTT - Clinical Experience Requirements