Are you excited about working with students in a school setting? Do you hold a bachelor’s degree? If you answered YES to these questions, a Transition to Teaching program may be just what you are looking for!
Our Transition to Teaching programs are an alternative pathway to teacher licensing in Indiana. The programs are designed to allow someone with a degree in a field outside of education to become a licensed teacher in Indiana. Ball State offers two Transition to Teaching options: one for elementary and one for secondary education.
The elementary option leads to licensure in a general education classroom for Kindergarten through grade 6. The secondary option leads to licensure in a specified subject for grades 5 through 12. Both programs are offered online and designed to be completed by working professionals in as little as four semesters. The elementary option is 24 credit hours and the secondary option is 18 credit hours. In addition, either of these programs can be paired with a master’s degree which allows you to count the courses toward both programs (master’s degree and the licensure) to get the most return on your investment! Each program includes a practicum/student teaching portion and state mandated testing. Amy Gough, our Post-Bac Licensing Coordinator is happy to help walk you through the options for either program. Don’t hesitate to reach out to her, or Becky Druetzler, an online Student Success Specialist from Ball State Online.
View our catalog page for information on post-baccalaureate licensing programs.