Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate

Build a meaningful career helping young children reach their potential. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, the graduate Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education will lead to your initial elementary teacher certification.** Through your online courses and a 10-week student teaching experience, you’ll learn the craft of teaching. You’ll also become skilled in how to manage the K-6 classroom and meet the needs of elementary students. Courses will help you master the foundations of literacy and become educated in how to integrate digital technology, applying teaching techniques designed for young learners.

Program Details:

  • 10 courses (24 semester credits)
  • Small class sizes to ensure personalized attention
  • High-quality instruction from veteran teachers
  • 100% online, 24/7 access

You will be required to complete student teaching and embedded field experiences in a school near you throughout the program. Through the student teaching experience, you’ll be able to put into practice what you research and learn in your online courses. If you don’t reside in Indiana, you should determine requirements to apply the Indiana initial license for teacher licensure in the state where you intend to teach.


**The M.A.T. and T2T programs are approved by the Indiana Department of Education for an initial teacher license. In addition to completion of the M.A.T. or T2T, Indiana has other teacher licensing requirements, including but not limited to CPR training and suicide prevention training. All graduates must first obtain an initial teaching license in Indiana before applying for a teacher license in their own state. However, states may have additional licensure requirements. Students are solely responsible for determining whether they are eligible for initial licensure in the state in which they intend to teach. It is vitally important that students know before enrolling and be continually aware of their own state licensure requirements.

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Next Term Starts January 6, 2020