School of Education

Transition to Teaching (T2T) Secondary Education

The Transition to Teaching (T2T) is an 18-credit program leading to a secondary teaching licensure, grades 5-12, in 35 different content areas.

Transition to Teaching (T2T) program candidates must meet one of the following admission requirements:

  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • Hold a graduate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area or a related field in which the individual intends to teach,
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of a least 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale)


  • Have 5 years of professional experience, OR
  • Hold both a bachelor’s degree with an accredited postsecondary educational institution AND earned a passing score on the relevant state-approved content area examination.

Application must include the following:

  • Application cover sheet
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae including all relevant professional experience,
  • Letter of interest explaining your interest in becoming an educator and fitness for the program,
  • Two letters of reference from individuals that can speak to your experience working in schools or with youth and potential as an educator.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate, if applicable, work completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Expanded Criminal Background Check (ECBC) through CastleBranch.
  • Interview with the IU Kokomo School of Education Transition to Teaching Coordinator.

All Candidates completing Change to Education program will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of content and the use of best practices in delivering effective instruction to all students;
  • Knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to participate in school transformation, and   
  • Dispositions necessary to help all students learn.

Candidates in the Transition to Teching (T2T) Program must:

  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA with no grade less than a C+ in the required professional education courses. 
  • Demonstrate the dispositions required by the School of Education 
  • Receive positive recommendations with no unsatisfactory ratings from instructors and cooperating teachers on final evaluations for all courses and field experiences.
  • Successfully complete Indiana CPR-AED certification requirements.
  • Attempt Pearson certification exam in the initial content area before student teaching.
  • Successfully complete Indiana Suicide prevention certification requirements
  • Successfully complete the Pearson Developmental Pedagogy Area Assessment before licensure (006 for English, Math, Science and Social Studies; 007 for Fine Arts). 

Transition to Teaching (T2T) Course Sequence

Fall Semester

  • EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • One of the following, depending on teaching major:
    • Math: EDUC-M 457 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics (3 cr.)
    • Science: EDUC-M 446 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science (3 cr.)
    • English: EDUC-M 452 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary English/Language Arts (3 cr.)
    • Social Studies: EDUC-M 441 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies (3 cr.)
    • Fine Arts: EDUC-M 430 Advanced Art Education (3 cr.)
    • EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Education (3 cr.)
  • School-based Field Experience Requirement: 
    • 80 clock hours and 1st semester requirements/assignments

Spring Semester

  • EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 507 Testing in the Classroom (3 cr.)
  • School-based Field Experience Requirement: 
    • 80 clock hours and 1st semester requirements/assignments

Summer Semester

  • EDUC-X 501 Critical Reading in Content Areas (3 cr.)

Student Teaching

  • EDUC-M 550 Practicum (6 cr.) 

Prior to student teaching the student must:

  • apply for Student Teaching by stated deadline,
  • attempt required state mandated pedagogy
    • Secondary Education – Test Code-006
    • P-12 Education – Test Code-007 (Fine Arts-Visual Arts Only)
  • attempt Content Area Assessment (see below),
  • attend mandatory Student Teaching Orientation,
  • and successfully complete CPR-AED training, Universal Precautions, and Suicide Prevention Training.

Content Area Assessments (Specific Test for Selected Teaching Major) (Passing score of 220 for state teaching licensure) 

  • English Language Arts – Test Code 021
  • Fine Arts-Visual Arts – Test Code 030
  • Mathematics – Test Code 035
  • Science-Chemistry – Test Code 043
  • Science-Earth/Space Science – Test Code 044
  • Science-Life Science – Test Code 045
  • Science-Physical Science – Test Code 046
  • Science-Physics – Test Code 047
  • Social Studies-Economics – Test Code 048
  • Social Studies-Government and Citizenship – Test Code 050
  • Social Studies-Historical Perspectives – Test Code 051
  • Social Studies-Psychology – Test Code 052
  • Social Studies-Sociology – Test Code 053

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