Licensure – Transition to Teaching

This program is based on previous subject matter expertise and focuses on teaching you how to teach it. This 18-credit program supports your development as an effective teacher and provides a pathway for initial licensure in Indiana in your content area.

Overview
Discover if Purdue University’s Online Transition to Teaching Licensure is right for you.

The Transition to Teaching licensure program is based on the premise that you already have subject matter expertise and focuses on teaching you how to teach it. This 18-credit program supports your development as an effective teacher and provides a pathway for initial licensure in Indiana in your content area.

It is a fast-paced mechanism for people ready for a career change or for teachers on emergency permits to earn full credentials. Purdue offers both fully online and residential options for secondary (grades 5-12) teachers.

18
number of credits required
$430
Cost per credit hour (In-State Residents)
$630
Cost per credit hour (Out-of-State Residents)
14
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Program Specifics

Learn more about the Transition to Teaching Program.

Our Transition to Teaching Licensure program is your pathway to becoming an Indiana Teacher. This 18-credit online program can be completed in just 12 months when students choose a summer start. Prepare to gain your licensure with our comprehensive program designed to equip you for your role in the classroom as a teacher.

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  • Transition to Teaching: Pedagogy I
  • Transition to Teaching: Pedagogy II
  • Multicultural Education
  • 2 selectives from Theories & Trends in Curriculum & Instruction, Teachers as Leaders, English Language Development, Differentiating Curriculum & Instruction, {Gifted, Creative, and Talented Children}, Economics of Education, School Community Relations, and Legal Aspects of American Education.
  • Teaching Internship (typpically the last course, offered in fall and spring only. Involves 16 weeks of full-time student teaching, which can take place in the context of your employment, provided you are teaching in your content area. Students are discouraged from taking another course concurrently).

*Note exceptions to the two selectives:

*Students in Agriculture will take ASEC 54100 Program Planning for School-Based Agricultural Education and another ASEC class (ASEC 64000 Courses of Study in AGED Programs as the default; ASEC 59000 FFA and SAE Coordination as a backup; or forthcoming course ASEC 54200 Leadership and Career Development) in lieu of the two selectives.

*Students in Family & Consumer Sciences will take EDCI 65200: Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences in lieu of one of the selectives.

*Students in STEM fields might consider STEM- or math-specific alternatives within the online M.Ed. program with advisor and instructor permission for one or both selectives.

Students spend an average of 15 hours a week on homework. All courses are 100% online and 8 weeks long except for EDCI 597: Pedagogy II and EDCI 695: Teaching Internship, which are both 16 weeks.

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$430 per credit hour (In-State Resident)
$630 per credit hour (Out-of-State Resident)

18 total Credit Hours
GI Bill Approved

Program Start Date(s):

Three (3) times a year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Domestic students and permanent residents may qualify for the following types of financial aid:

To be eligible to participate in the Secondary TTT Program, you must meet ONE of the following entrance qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent with a grade point average of at least three (3.0) on a four (4.0) point scale from an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the subject area that the individual intends to teach. (Coursework may not be taken or repeated after earning the degree to raise the overall GPA.)
  2. A graduate degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the subject area or a related field that the individual intends to teach.
  3. Both a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least two and five-tenths (2.5) on a four (4.0) point scale, and five (5) years professional experience in the subject or a related area that the individual intends to teach.
  4. Both a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution and proof that the individual has passed the state approved content area examination in the subject area that the individual intends to teach.*

*Applicants who are eligible for the TTT program via pathway #4 must pass the Praxis content exam for their desired content area prior to admission. Bear this in mind when planning your starting semester.

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