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Transition to Teaching

Already have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a teacher? Consider our transition to teaching program.

Transition to Teaching (TTT) is based on the premise that a candidate already has the subject matter training and knowledge to teach in a secondary area. The Transition to Teaching program builds upon those skills to help applicants become teachers in an area of their choosing and gain licensure as a teacher.

Application Deadline

The first education course of the Transition to Teaching program begins each June. The graduate application for admission should be submitted with all required documentation; e.g., official transcripts, recommendation letters, etc.* by April 1 to be reviewed in order to be eligible for that course. If an application is submitted after April 1, there is no guarantee of faculty review and admission prior to the start of the program.

Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible to participate in the Secondary TTT Program, you must meet a Basic Skills Competency Assessment option and 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 in order 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.

*In addition, you will need to provide three (3) letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and official transcripts from all universities attended.  Also, although not required for admission, except for Option 4 above, the Pearson content test is required prior to the internship.

Transcript Evaluation

The Transition to Teaching licensure route requires the completion of a transcript evaluation prior to admission to the TTT program.

Special Fees

Special fees are charged to help cover the costs of offering this intensive short-term licensure program. A fee of $1,000 is charged when registering for EDCI 59300 Introductory Secondary Transition to Teaching Seminar (1st summer) and a fee of $1,000 for EDCI 59400 Concluding Secondary Transition to Teaching Seminar (2nd summer). These fees are in addition to the tuition/fees charged according to the number of hours enrolled for each session.

Transition to Teaching Content Areas

 

The Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure is located on the third floor of Beering Hall (BRNG 3229).
Phone: 765-494-2345 • Email: licensure@purdue.edu