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Transition to Teaching

"Our Transition to Teaching program is unique in that it targets post-baccalaureate students who already have a bachelors degree in an unrelated field."

- Penny Soboleski

 

Overview

About the Program

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 is completed online with field experience 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, 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).

Please note that all field experience and student teaching requirements must be completed within the state of Indiana.

NOTE: All Transition to Teaching candidates will be required:

  1. To take the content test(s) by the end of the second course in the program or be administratively withdrawn from the program.
  2. To pass the content test(s) by the end of the fourth course of the program or be administratively withdrawn.

RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT

  • Complete your degree in approximately 18 to 24 months
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line
  • Classes online
  • 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.

Coursework is completed online with field experience 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, 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).
  • Grades P-3 - Early Childhood Education (Ohio only): field experience for this program will be offered only in Ohio.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University is a comprehensive, Christian university committed to liberal arts and professional education. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in classes throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

IWU’s innovative Adult and Graduate programs are offered at our 16 regional Education Centers. Each Education Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, library resources, study rooms, computer labs, and conference rooms. Programs are also available at a number of convenient learning sites located throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Since 1997, most of these programs have been available online, making quality education accessible throughout the United States and around the world.

Accreditation

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 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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 $471 / credit hour
Secondary Education 18 Total $471 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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  NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Courses

Elementary Education

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

Secondary Education

EDUT-ORE,EDUT-515,EDUT-511,EDUT-575,EDUT-560,EDUT-578,EDUT-580,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:

  1. Passing CASA scores or Approved Alternative scores (as established by the Indiana Department of Education) for reading, writing, and math. Alternative CASA scores options include:

    • Praxis I scores taken prior to August 31, 2013
    • Total Praxis I composite score of at least 527 prior to August 31, 2013
    • ACT with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science
    • SAT with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
    • GRE with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative
    • Anyone with a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution is exempt
  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; or

    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

  3. A criminal history background check that meets School of Educational Leadership guidelines.

  4. Minimum scores of “3” or higher on a required Candidate Disposition Assessment.

Transition to Teaching Secondary Admissions Policy:

All applicants must have:

  1. Passing CASA scores or Approved Alternative scores (as established by the Department of Education) for reading, writing, and math. Alternative CASA scores options include:

    • Praxis I scores taken prior to August 31, 2013
    • Total Praxis I composite score of at least 527 prior to August 31, 2013
    • ACT with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science
    • SAT with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
    • GRE with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative
    • Anyone with a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution is exempt
  2. Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college with a grade point average of:
    • at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale from an institution of higher education; or
    • at least 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale from an institution of higher education and has five (5) years of professional experience
               - or -
    • Earned a graduate degree
  3. A criminal history background check that meets School of Educational Leadership guidelines
  4. Minimum scores of “3” or higher on a required Candidate Disposition Assessment.

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 School 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

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. Successfully pass all Professional Dispositions with a score of a “3” or “4” for all rubric criteria.

4. Successfully pass all Key Assessments with a score of a “3” or “4” for all rubric criteria.

5. Provide passing scores for all state required licensures examinations (includes pedagogy exam).

6. Provide a state approved criminal history check (required for student teaching and licensure).

5. All Transition to Teaching candidates will be required:

  1. to take the content test(s) by the end of the second course in the program or be administratively withdrawn from the program
  2. to pass the content test(s) by the end of the fourth course of the program or be administratively withdrawn.
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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