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Transition to Teaching

 

Overview

About the Program

The TTT-Secondary program is a lock-step, graduate level, non-degree initial licensure program structured to prepare candidates to apply subject matter expertise, assessment knowledge, and differentiated instructional practices to technology rich learning environments for today’s students. This program contains all the courses you will need to become a licensed teacher in Indiana. Candidates seeking licensure in states other than Indiana must first obtain their Indiana educator license and then seek licensure, in their state of choice, through possible reciprocity agreements. If a candidate should relocate to another state, transfer of the earned teaching license from IWU may be possible through a reciprocal agreement. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the residency state’s licensing agency for requirements.

Coursework is completed online with field experiences and student teaching also required. The Transition to Teaching program can recommend candidates for licensure in the following areas:

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

NOTE: All TTT-Elementary candidates will be required to provide passing scores for Indiana’s required licensing content test(s) by the end of the fifth course in the program or will be administratively withdrawn from the program. All TTT-Secondary candidates will be required to provide passing scores for Indiana’s required licensing content test(s) by the end of the fourth course in the program or will be administratively withdrawn from the program.

RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT

  • Complete your certificate in approximately 18 to 24 months
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line
  • Online Classes
  • Learn from highly qualified practitioner-faculty

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.

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

Education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077.

Not all programs are offered at all locations and some may only be available online.

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In order to assist students, Indiana Wesleyan University provides consumer information pertaining to certificate and diploma programs that receive federal financial aid.

Off-Campus Library Services

Library instruction is provided to students at the start of their program at IWU. Reference and document delivery services give students access to all collections of the Jackson Library on the IWU residential campus, as well as Instructional Resource Center services, Interlibrary Loan services, and many e-books and online journals. For more information, see the Off-Campus Library Website.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees*

Program Credit Hours Tuition
Elementary Education 24 Total $470 / credit hour
Secondary Education 18 Total $470 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Deposit: Once you are accepted, your program representative will contact you in regards to payment of the required $100.00 deposit. This deposit reserves your place on the class roster. Payment can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Service fee may apply.

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, veterans benefits, and occasionally employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email  IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

Courses

Elementary Education

EDUT-505,EDUT-510,EDUT-545,EDUT-520,EDUT-521,EDUT-550,EDUT-548,EDUT-590

 

Secondary Education

EDUT-515,EDUT-575,EDUT-560,EDUT-511,EDUT-580,EDUT-578,EDUT-595

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the Transition to Teaching program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Transition to Teaching Elementary Admissions Policy:

All applicants must have one of the following:

  1. Minimum subtest scores for math, reading, and writing from one of the following approved testing options:
    •  Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests
      • Math score of at least 160
      • Reading score of at least 165
      • Writing score of at least 165
    • ACT
      • Math score of at least 21
      • Reading score of at least 21
      • Writing score of at least 6
    • SAT
      • If taken before March 1, 2016
        - Composite score of 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
        - Essay score of at least 5
      • If taken on or after March 1, 2016
        - Math score of at least 530
        - Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of at least 540
        - Essay-Writing score of at least 5
    • GRE
      • If taken on or after August 1, 2011
        - Quantitative Reasoning score of at least 150
        - Verbal Reasoning score of at least 150
        - Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5
    • Or, a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college with a grade point average of:

    A: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale from an institution of higher education
    B: at least 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale from an institution of higher education and has five (5) years of professional experience
    C. a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution; and proof that the individual has passed the state approved content area examination in the subject area that the individual intends to teach
  3. A criminal history background check that meets School of Educational Leadership guidelines.

Transition to Teaching SecondaryAdmissions Policy:

All applicants must have:

  1. Minimum subtest scores for math, reading, and writing from one of the following approved testing options:
    1. Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Test
      1. Math score of at least 160
      2. Reading score of at least 165
      3. Writing score of at least 165
    2. ACT 
      1. Math score of at least 21
      2. Reading score of at least 21
      3. Writing score of at least 6
    3. SAT
      • If taken before March 1, 2016
        1. Composite score of 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
        2. Essay score of at least 5
      • If taken on or after March 1, 2016
        1. Quantitative Reasoning score of at least 150
        2. Verbal Reasoning score of at least 150
        3. Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5
    4. GRE 
      • If taken before March 1, 2011
        1. Quantitative Reasoning score of at least 150
        2. Verbal Reasoning score of at least 150
        3. Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5
    5. Or, a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. A bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area that the individual intends to teach.
    • A graduate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area or a related field that the individual intends to teach.
    • Both: 
      1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale
      2. Five years professional experience in the subject or related area that the individual intends to teach
    • Both: 
      1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution
      2. Proof that the individual has passed the state approved content area examination in the subject area that the individual intends to teach
  3. A criminal history background check that meets School of Educational Leadership guidelines

NOTE: Applicants should be aware that Indiana State Legislation has mandated that expanded background checks are required for those working with students in Indiana schools. Though candidates will be required to submit an initial background check that is acceptable to the university as a part of their application materials, that successful background report will only serve to gain admittance to that academic program. School corporations are governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees who set policy for their school corporation. All accepted students should understand that additional background checks will most likely be required by school corporations before participating in clinical experiences.

Program Completion Requirements

Clinical Experience

All candidates must complete a full-time student teaching experience, plus multiple field experiences, in a 5-12 or P-12 classroom, dependent on content area.

To successfully complete the Certificate Program, candidates must have completed the following:

    1. Complete all course requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no grade lower than a "B-".
    2. Successfully pass all Clinical Experience requirements associated with their program.
    3. Complete admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.
    4. Provide passing scores for all state required licensure content and pedagogy examinations.
    5. Upon completion of the Transition to Teaching Secondary Program, candidates will be recommended for either 5-12 or P-12 (depending upon content area) Educator Licensure in the state of Indiana. Candidates seeking licensure in states other than Indiana must first obtain their Indiana educator license and then seek licensure, in their state of choice, through possible reciprocity agreements.
    6. The Transition to Teaching Certificate is a lock-step program. Students who are unable to complete a course or who receive an unsatisfactory grade for their specific program will be allowed to repeat that course with another group of students if arrangements are made with the Registration Change Counselor and the School of Educational Leadership. Tuition and fees will be charged for repeating the course.
Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser 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. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

To be considered for admission to the Transition to Teaching (TTT) Program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application Apply online at indwes.edu.
  2. Transcripts College: Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in a sealed envelope directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official. College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.
  3. 3. TOEFL Scores Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see www.toefl.org.

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