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.
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.