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School of Education

Transition to Teaching

Do you have a four-year bachelor’s degree? The transition to teaching program at Anderson University is designed to prepare and license talented individuals for teaching.

Distinct Features

  •  A collaborative community of learners
  •  Evening classes
  •  Program completion in ten months
  •  Field-based classroom immersion
  •  Recognition for prior professional experience
  •  Low-interest loan options for financial support
  •  Online and in-class instructional experiences
  •  Candidates may select either elementary (K-6) or secondary (5-12) tracks

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Admission Requirements
  1. Apply to the Transition to Teaching program
  2. Transcripts: Send official transcripts to AU.DocumentAGS@anderson.edu or mail to
    Anderson University
    Attn: Adult/Grad Processing
    1100 E Fifth St.
    Anderson, IN 46012
  3. Resume
  4. Two letters of recommendation: one personal, one professional (forms below)
  5. Praxis Core exams # 5713, 5723, and 5733.

Initial Admission 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 OR
  • Candidates must have a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with an overall GPA of 2.5 as well as a GPA of 2.5 in their major, with five years of professional experience.
  • Passing scores from one of the following exams (official score report must be submitted with application):
  • Praxis Core exams # 5713, 5723, and 5733, which includes Reading, Math, and Writing sub-tests (for more information, contact the AU School of Education).

Note: Anyone with a master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is exempt from the basic skills exams listed above.

Appropriate Praxis content assessment(s) must be completed by the date assigned. Students will be notified of this information during their admission interview or subsequent letter indicating acceptance into the Transition to Teaching program.

Personal Reference

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Professional Reference

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