TTT - Mission and Objectives
The mission of the Transition to Teaching program is to enlarge Indiana's pool of qualified K-12 teachers by providing a quality teacher preparation program for working adults. The Transition to Teaching program meets the requirements of the enabling legislation and the Indiana Department of Education's Office of Educator Licensing and Development while eliminating as many barriers to the working adult as feasible.
Objectives of the TTT program:
- Content/Subject Matter Expertise: Demonstration of a liberal arts education which provides a foundation for future professional growth.
- Personal Development (Morals and Ethics): Internalization of an individual set of moral and ethical behaviors.
- Professional Development: Knowledge of how and when children learn, addressing developmental and motivational stages; awareness of recent developments in educational research.
- Rights and Responsibilities: Application of decision making skills necessary to implement appropriate decisions within the parameters of legal, contractual, and administrative directives.
- Methodology: Integration of instruction which permits the teacher to plan, implement and evaluate master learning.
- Management of Time, Classroom, and Behavior: Commitment to a model of classroom management based upon positive reinforcement and building self-esteem.
- Communication: The ability to communicate effectively with students and peers in written and verbal forms.
- Global and Multicultural Perspectives: Recognizing that individuals are different and that multicultural (ethnic, socio-economic, and differently abled) diversity awareness changes behavior and systems in order to remove barriers to success.