Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Certificate

Prepare America’s youth for a successful future. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, the graduate Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education can help you attain an initial secondary teacher certification.** Learn to meet the changing needs of today’s grade 5-12 adolescent students while you engage in core content classes through affordable online courses and a 10-week student teaching experience. You’ll learn best practices for secondary students, how to incorporate digital technology into your curriculum, and how to customize instruction for diverse learners.

Program Details:

  • 8 courses (18 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 as well as 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 April 6, 2020