Transition to Teaching
Transition to Teaching is a graduate level program designed for individuals who have a bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and wish to become a licensed teacher. This online program is self-paced, which allows for flexibility as one progresses toward Indiana state licensure.
Students desiring a secondary license (5-12) will complete an 18-hour course of study. Taylor's Transition to Teaching program includes the following secondary content areas: math, English, French, Spanish, physical education, biology, physical science, earth and space science, physics, chemistry, business, historical perspectives, psychology, geography, economics, government, and sociology. The elementary (K-6) licensure program is a 24-hour course of study. Candidates must meet all state licensure requirements of the Indiana Department of Education.
The structure of the program is unique. Classes are either taken in 4 month terms or 15-week semesters, depending on financing. Per federal regulations, students who use financial aid take semester-based classes. Otherwise, you have the option of taking classes within a 4 month term, in which you determine the start date of your classes. You can enroll and begin a course any day of the year.
In either time frame, you can work on a class any time of the day, and never have to be online at a specific time. Courses are taught online in an independent study format (self-paced) through Blackboard, our course management system. While the coursework is completed online, some classes require classroom observations and experiences that are completed in the student’s local community. Also, a ten-week student teaching experience is a mandatory component of both tracks.
For students' first-hand accounts of Taylor University's online Transition to Teaching program, read Myron's and Miranda's stories. For additional information, please read the student handbook or contact:
Dr. Pam Medows
Director of Transition to Teaching
Transition to Teaching Program Advisor