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Transition to Teaching

Department of Teacher Education

Getting your teaching license is one thing, but being prepared to manage your classroom is another. If you have already obtained a bachelor’s degree, and are seeking a transition into the field of education, Anderson University’s transition to teaching program can walk with you through the licensing process and ready you for the classroom, all in just 12 months.

Distinct Features

  • Field-based classroom immersion
  • Low-interest loan options for financial support
  • Hybrid format of in-person and online course options
  • Flexible accommodations for your busy schedule
  • Classes taken with the same cohort of classmates
  • Selection of either elementary (K-6) or secondary (5-12) tracks
  • Access, support, and relationship with experienced professors

Program Overview

Transition to Teaching

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Requirements

  • Candidates must have a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with an overall GPA of 3.0, as well as a GPA of 3.0 in their major area of study. Candidates with a GPA of 2.5 may be accepted with five years of professional experience.
  • Passing scores from the following Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests (official score report must be submitted with application): 5713, 5723, 5733.
  • Appropriate state required content assessment(s) must be completed by the date assigned. Students will be notified of this information during their admissions interview, or subsequent letter indicating acceptance into the transition to teaching program. Secondary licensure in a subject area that does not align with an undergraduate major may require passing of content licensure exams prior to admission to the program.
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Admission Steps

  1. Apply with us at anderson.edu/t2t.
  2. Within the application, add the email addresses of two people who will complete a recommendation form for you (one personal, one professional), and the form will be automatically sent to them.
  3. Send your résumé to adultgrad@anderson.edu.
  4. Have your official transcripts sent to adultgrad@anderson.edu.
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Cost

  • Includes student teaching
  • Per semester hour (18-hour program): $475
  • Per semester hour (24-hour program): $475
  • Application Fee: $50