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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

Indiana Wesleyan University's Transition to Teaching (TTT) is an online teacher licensure program that contains all the courses you will need to become a licensed teacher in Indiana. This accelerated program enables adults with a non-teaching Bachelor's degree to become licensed elementary education or secondary education teachers. Our program allows students the opportunity to learn the material well and maintain personal time with their families.

TTT Quick Facts

  • Complete your degree in 15-20 months
  • Cohort groups provide mutual support
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line
  • Online Classes
  • Faculty are experienced professionals

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.
Transition to Teaching Elementary Gainful Employment Disclosure
Transition to Teaching Secondary Gainful Employment Disclosure  

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees*

Program Credit Hours Tuition
Elementary Education 24 Total $462 / credit hour
Secondary Education 18 Total $452 / credit hour

* Effective July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.

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.

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.

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Courses

Elementary Education

EDUT-ORE,EDUT-540,EDUT-530,EDUT-545,EDUT-520,EDUT-521,EDUT-550,EDUT-548,EDUT-590

Secondary Education

EDUT-ORE,EDUT-570,EDUT-530,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.

Applicants to any program within the School of Educational Leadership will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, or reputation while attending said institutions. Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

Transition to Teaching Elementary 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
  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.
  1. Complete all course requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no grade lower than a “B-.”
  2. Pass all clinical experiences with a grade of “Credit”. 
  3. Provide passing scores for all state required licensures examinations (includes pedagogy exam). 
  4. Provide a state approved criminal history check (required for student teaching and licensure).

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
  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. 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. 
  4. CASA test score and alternative assessment and content exam test score. 
  5. A state approved criminal history check. 
  6. A personal and professional Candidate Disposition Admission Survey.

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