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Transition to Teaching - Ohio


Early Childhood Education - Ohio

This program is open to candidates pursuing P-3 Early Childhood Education licensure in Ohio. Indiana Wesleyan University offers a 24-credit hour accelerated, Post-Baccalaureate program providing the pedagogy and clinical experiences necessary for adult learners to pursue teaching as a career in grades P-3. The coursework in this program is offered online; field experiences and clinical practice in P-3 classrooms are required.

  • Upon complete of this program, candidates should be able to:
    • Demonstrate professional, moral, and ethical behaviors, in the early childhood field and articulate related Christ-like principles.
    • Demonstrate competence in the following School of Educational Leadership's dispositional domains: Communication, Critical Thinking, Human Interaction, Teacher Leadership, and Professionalism.
    • Analyze how family and social influences impact the basic characteristics and needs of early learners.
    • Create developmentally appropriate, challenging, and supportive learning and literacy environments for early learners.
    • Build positive, mutually respectful relationships with families and communities.
    • Identify and implement a broad repertoire of developmentally effective assessment tools and approaches that reflect the goals and benefits of assessment when documenting young children's learning and literacy.
    • Implement current technologies in instruction and assessment for early learners.
    • Demonstrate professional self-reflection to promote positive learning and behavioral outcomes for each young child.
    • Implement the central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content knowledge and resources to build developmentally appropriate and meaningful curriculum in all content areas.
    • Demonstrate ethical standards and early childhood professional guidelines.
    • Advocate for the developmental needs of young children and the early childhood profession.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Credit Hours Tuition
TTT Early Childhood Education Ohio 24 Total $479 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

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 grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

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

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Below is the list of courses required to complete the Transition to Teaching Early Childhood Education (Ohio) program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.


*Field Experiences required.

Note: All core coursework prior to EDUT 582 must be completed with a minimum grade of no less than “B-” in each core course to be eligible to student teach.

Note: Candidates should be aware that this program requires the completion of field experiences throughout the program. Candidates must successfully complete all required field experiences and one student teaching experience. In compliance with accreditation requirements, candidates will be placed in various educational settings which will prohibit the completion of all clinical experiences within the same school.


Below are the lists of requirements for the Transition to Teaching - Ohio 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.

Admissions Requirements 

All applicants must have:

  1. A criminal history background check that meets School of Educational Leadership guidelines.
  2. Passing Praxis Core Tests or Approved Alternative scores (as established by the Ohio Department of Higher Education) for reading, writing, and math. Alternative scores options include:
    • 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
  3. Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college with a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale from an institution of higher education.
  4. Minimum scores of "3" or higher on a required Candidate Disposition Assessment.

Clinical Experience Requirements

All Transition to Teaching Early Childhood Ohio students will be required to provide passing scores of the state's licensing content test(s) prior to their methods course (EDUT-534) in the program or will be administratively withdrawn.

Student Teaching

  1. All candidates must complete a full-time student teaching experience as determined by the state of Ohio.
  2. All core course work prior to student teaching must be completed with a minimum grade of no less than "B-" in each core course to be eligible to student teach.
  3. All placements for student teaching will be made by the Office of Clinical Experiences. Candidates are not to contact any school or attempt to secure their own student teaching assignment at any time.
  4. Removal from a student teaching experience may result in the candidate being permanently withdrawn from the program. A grade of "No Credit" will be issued for the student teaching course.

Minimum Computer Requirements

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.

Completion Requirements

To be eligible to be recommended for licensure a candidate must:

  1. Complete all course requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no grade lower than a “B-”.
  2. Complete admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.
  3. Pass all clinical experiences with a grade of "Credit."
  4. Pass the Foundations of Reading Assessment.
  5. Pass the Pedagogical Knowledge Assessment.

Graduation 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.
  4. Successfully pass all Key Assessment.
  5. Provide a criminal history background check(s) that meets School of Educational Leadership guidelines(s) (required for field experiences, student teaching and licensure).
  6.  Complete admission, mid-program review and program completion gateways.
  7. Provide passing scores for all required state licensure content and pedagogy examinations.
  8. Provide evidence of successful Suicide Prevention Training.
  9. Provide evidence of current CPR certification.

Application Procedures

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: Official transcripts are required showing the baccalaureate degree conferred. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent 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. 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.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Transition to Teaching (Ohio) program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.