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Current TTT Students

Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a teacher. This page is dedicated to current Transition to Teaching students, providing resources as you progress through the program towards your Indiana teaching license and your own classroom!


Course Descriptions & Textbooks

Elementary Track
TTT 510 Introduction to the Education Profession (3 credits)

A study of the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education. The organization, role, and funding of the public school (K-12) in a multicultural society are examined. Topics include court cases related to education, INTASC principles, concepts of teaching, lesson planning, educational technology, and educational ethics. The course also includes an introduction to candidate portfolio.

Field Experience 20–24 hours
Textbook Your Introduction to Education: Explorations in Teaching, 4th Edition
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Anita Watkins

  • PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • MAT, Webster University
  • BS, Oklahoma State University

TTT 520 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

The study and application of learning theories, psychological concepts, and principles to the teaching-learning process. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of the teaching-learning process are considered. Other topics included are statistics, tests and measurement, teaching models, principles of assessment, lesson planning, issues related to diverse student populations, motivation, and classroom management.

Field Experience 8–10 hours
Textbook Using Educational Psychology in Teaching, 11th Edition
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Pam Medows

  • EdD, Ball State University
  • MAE, Ball State University
  • BS, Indiana Wesleyan University

SED 520 Exceptional Children (3 credits)

This course is designed to prepare the teacher for the challenge of meeting the needs of diverse student populations in the regular classroom. Various topics included are diverse student populations, mainstreaming and inclusion, federal and state special education laws, identification of exceptional children, their characteristics and special needs, delivery of services, instructional methods and techniques, and evaluation.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience Teacher interview
Textbook Exceptional Lives: Practice, Progress, and Dignity in Today’s Schools, 9th Edition
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Amy Blake

  • PhD, Education Administration, Indiana State University (2016)
  • MA, Special Education, Ball State University (1996)
  • BS, Mathematics, Ball State University (1992)

TTT 540 Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)

A content-methods course for elementary teacher preparation which is a study of number systems, operations, geometry, measurement, data analysis/probability, and state accountability requirements in math (NCLB). There is a special reference to teaching materials, laboratory methods, and pedagogy, including classroom use of manipulatives and technology.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 4–5 hours
Textbook Understanding the Math You Teach: Content and Methods for Prekindergarten Through Grade Four
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Lisa Adkins

  • MAE, Ball State University (1992)
  • BS, Taylor University (1988)

TTT 551 Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers (1 credit)

This course is designed to assist candidates preparing for the elementary classroom in developing practical skills and techniques for organizing the classroom and maintaining effective discipline. Candidates develop a plan for discipline and classroom management which utilizes a proactive approach based on positive ethical practices consistent with Christian and democratic principles. Several widely accepted discipline theories along with the study of legal implications for teachers are used in conjunction with observations and case studies to assist candidates in developing effective discipline plans.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 3 hours
Textbooks
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Lisa Adkins

  • MAE, Ball State University (1992)
  • BS, Taylor University (1988)

TTT 560 Early Literacy Experiences and Assessments: K-3 (3 credits)

This course is an examination of current methods, materials, and media used in teaching and assessing literature in a multicultural society. Literacy skills instruction and the development of literacy reading skills are studied in relationship to the total range of student needs. Topics include how language is acquired and developed, reading process, hierarchy of reading skills, technology to instruct and reinforce reading skills, and methods used to instruct reading.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 12-hour field component
Textbooks

*No online component required

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Christina Ward

  • MS, Indiana University
  • BS, Taylor University

TTT 565 Middle Childhood Literacy and Assessment (3 credits)

This course is designed to examine current methods, materials, and media used in teaching literacy for grades 3-6 and to assist classroom teachers in the knowledge, operation, and execution of diagnostic tools to assist reading problems of elementary school children in these grades. Teaching methodologies in language art and literature-based programs are addressed. Students prepare plans of correction for elementary school children’s weaknesses in reading.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 10-hour tutoring component
Textbooks

*These texts do not require you to purchase access to the publisher’s online website.

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Christina Ward

  • MS, Indiana University
  • BS, Taylor University

TTT 581 Elementary Methods (2 credits)

An integrative approach of utilizing a variety of effective instructional methods and resources with content areas appropriate for elementary children. Strategies for working with diverse student populations and incorporating current technology are included. Topics include development of thematic units, implementation of various instructional strategies, lesson planning, and integration of elementary subject areas.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 1 hour
Textbook Teaching in the Elementary School: A Reflective Action Approach, 6th Edition

*No online component required

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Lisa Adkins

  • MAE, Ball State University (1992)
  • BS, Taylor University (1988)

TTT 590 Student Teaching: Transition to Teaching (3 credits)

Student teaching is a ten week full-time teaching experience under the supervision of public and/or private school and college personnel. Candidates will create lesson plans/units and gain experience using appropriate assessment and discipline strategies. A portfolio is required to obtain credit. A student teaching application should be submitted a full semester before the anticipated start date of the student teaching experience. All courses in the TTT program are to be successfully completed before candidates can be approved for student teaching.

Prerequisites (a) Approval by the Teacher Education Committee
(b) Completion of all required program courses
Field Experience 10 weeks of full-time student teaching
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April Dickey

  • MA, Teaching Writing, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Journalism/English Secondary Education, Ball State University

Secondary Track

Meet Kelly, a 5th grade teacher who is making a difference.

Kelly, 5th grade teacher

For Kelly, going back to school had to fit around being a single mom and working two jobs – and it did!

“A great program—very reasonable amount of work and time. I could do it from home. It was perfect!”

You’ll take 7 classes to become a middle school or high school teacher. Students typically complete the program in 12 to 18 months.

TTT 510 Introduction to the Education Profession (3 credits)

A study of the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education. The organization, role, and funding of the public school (K-12) in a multicultural society are examined. Topics include court cases related to education, INTASC principles, concepts of teaching, lesson planning, educational technology, and educational ethics. The course also includes an introduction to candidate portfolio.

Field Experience 20–24 hours
Textbook Your Introduction to Education: Explorations in Teaching, 4th Edition
Profile image of Anita Watkins
Anita Watkins

  • PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • MAT, Webster University
  • BS, Oklahoma State University

TTT 520 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

The study and application of learning theories, psychological concepts, and principles to the teaching-learning process. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of the teaching-learning process are considered. Other topics included are statistics, tests and measurement, teaching models, principles of assessment, lesson planning, issues related to diverse student populations, motivation, and classroom management.

Field Experience 8–10 hours
Textbook Using Educational Psychology in Teaching, 11th Edition
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Pam Medows

  • EdD, Ball State University
  • MAE, Ball State University
  • BS, Indiana Wesleyan University

SED 520 Exceptional Children (3 credits)

This course is designed to prepare the teacher for the challenge of meeting the needs of diverse student populations in the regular classroom. Various topics included are diverse student populations, mainstreaming and inclusion, federal and state special education laws, identification of exceptional children, their characteristics and special needs, delivery of services, instructional methods and techniques, and evaluation.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience Teacher interview
Textbook Exceptional Lives: Practice, Progress, and Dignity in Today’s Schools, 9th Edition
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Amy Blake

  • PhD, Education Administration, Indiana State University (2016)
  • MA, Special Education, Ball State University (1996)
  • BS, Mathematics, Ball State University (1992)

TTT 535 Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Teachers (2 credits)

Designed to provide practical procedures for developing effective reading skills at the junior high, middle, and secondary school levels. Attention centers on understanding the relationships between the processes of reading and the learning of content. Suggestions on how to meet the total range of student reading needs in the classroom are addressed. Methods and materials to enhance advanced comprehension and study skills of adolescents in a multicultural society are presented.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 3–6 hours
Textbook Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, 13th Edition
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Neva Schwartz

  • MAE, Ball State University
  • BA, Anderson University

TTT 552 Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers (1 credit)

This course is designed to assist candidates preparing for the secondary or P-12 classroom in developing practical skills and techniques for organizing the classroom and maintaining effective discipline. Candidates develop a plan for discipline and classroom management which utilizes a proactive approach based on positive ethical practices consistent with Christian and democratic principles. Several widely accepted discipline theories along with the study of legal implications for teachers are used in conjunction with observations and case studies to assist candidates in developing effective discipline plans.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience Principal/teacher interviews
Textbook Building Classroom Management: Methods and Models, 12th edition

*No online component required.

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Neva Schwartz

  • MAE, Ball State University
  • BA, Anderson University

TTT 555 Secondary Methods (3 credits)

This course is designed for secondary education/P-12 candidates in the Transition to Teaching program. All aspects of planning, current effective teaching strategies, and evaluation of individual progress utilizing both traditional and non-traditional assessments are discussed. Aspects of adolescent literacy are included. Content specific assignments are included.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 12–15 hours
Textbook Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, 11th Edition

*eText required

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Pam Jordan-Long

  • PhD, Ball State University
  • MA, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • MA, Ball State University
  • BS, Taylor University

TTT 590 Student Teaching: Transition to Teaching (3 credits)

Student teaching is a ten week full-time teaching experience under the supervision of public and/or private school and college personnel. Candidates will create lesson plans/units and gain experience using appropriate assessment and discipline strategies. A portfolio is required to obtain credit. A student teaching application should be submitted a full semester before the anticipated start date of the student teaching experience. All courses in the TTT program are to be successfully completed before candidates can be approved for student teaching.

Prerequisites (a) Approval by the Teacher Education Committee
(b) Completion of all required program courses
Field Experience 10 weeks of full-time student teaching
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April Dickey

  • MA, Teaching Writing, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Journalism/English Secondary Education, Ball State University

All Grade Track
TTT 510 Introduction to the Education Profession (3 credits)

A study of the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education. The organization, role, and funding of the public school (K-12) in a multicultural society are examined. Topics include court cases related to education, INTASC principles, concepts of teaching, lesson planning, educational technology, and educational ethics. The course also includes an introduction to candidate portfolio.

Field Experience 20–24 hours
Textbook Your Introduction to Education: Explorations in Teaching, 4th Edition
Profile image of Anita Watkins
Anita Watkins

  • PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • MAT, Webster University
  • BS, Oklahoma State University

TTT 520 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

The study and application of learning theories, psychological concepts, and principles to the teaching-learning process. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of the teaching-learning process are considered. Other topics included are statistics, tests and measurement, teaching models, principles of assessment, lesson planning, issues related to diverse student populations, motivation, and classroom management.

Field Experience 8–10 hours
Textbook Using Educational Psychology in Teaching, 11th Edition
Profile image of Pam Medows
Pam Medows

  • EdD, Ball State University
  • MAE, Ball State University
  • BS, Indiana Wesleyan University

SED 520 Exceptional Children (3 credits)

This course is designed to prepare the teacher for the challenge of meeting the needs of diverse student populations in the regular classroom. Various topics included are diverse student populations, mainstreaming and inclusion, federal and state special education laws, identification of exceptional children, their characteristics and special needs, delivery of services, instructional methods and techniques, and evaluation.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience Teacher interview
Textbook Exceptional Lives: Practice, Progress, and Dignity in Today’s Schools, 9th Edition
Profile image of Amy Blake
Amy Blake

  • PhD, Education Administration, Indiana State University (2016)
  • MA, Special Education, Ball State University (1996)
  • BS, Mathematics, Ball State University (1992)

TTT 535 Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Teachers (2 credits)

Designed to provide practical procedures for developing effective reading skills at the junior high, middle, and secondary school levels. Attention centers on understanding the relationships between the processes of reading and the learning of content. Suggestions on how to meet the total range of student reading needs in the classroom are addressed. Methods and materials to enhance advanced comprehension and study skills of adolescents in a multicultural society are presented.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 3–6 hours
Textbook Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, 13th Edition
Profile image of Neva Schwartz
Neva Schwartz

  • MAE, Ball State University
  • BA, Anderson University

TTT 551 Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers (1 credit)

This course is designed to assist candidates preparing for the elementary classroom in developing practical skills and techniques for organizing the classroom and maintaining effective discipline. Candidates develop a plan for discipline and classroom management which utilizes a proactive approach based on positive ethical practices consistent with Christian and democratic principles. Several widely accepted discipline theories along with the study of legal implications for teachers are used in conjunction with observations and case studies to assist candidates in developing effective discipline plans.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 3 hours
Textbooks
Profile image of Lisa Adkins
Lisa Adkins

  • MAE, Ball State University (1992)
  • BS, Taylor University (1988)

TTT 552 Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers (1 credit)

This course is designed to assist candidates preparing for the secondary or P-12 classroom in developing practical skills and techniques for organizing the classroom and maintaining effective discipline. Candidates develop a plan for discipline and classroom management which utilizes a proactive approach based on positive ethical practices consistent with Christian and democratic principles. Several widely accepted discipline theories along with the study of legal implications for teachers are used in conjunction with observations and case studies to assist candidates in developing effective discipline plans.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience Principal/teacher interviews
Textbook Building Classroom Management: Methods and Models, 12th edition

*No online component required.

Profile image of Neva Schwartz
Neva Schwartz

  • MAE, Ball State University
  • BA, Anderson University

TTT 555 Secondary Methods (3 credits)

This course is designed for secondary education/P-12 candidates in the Transition to Teaching program. All aspects of planning, current effective teaching strategies, and evaluation of individual progress utilizing both traditional and non-traditional assessments are discussed. Aspects of adolescent literacy are included. Content specific assignments are included.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 12–15 hours
Textbook Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, 11th Edition

*eText required

Profile image of Pam Jordan-Long
Pam Jordan-Long

  • PhD, Ball State University
  • MA, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • MA, Ball State University
  • BS, Taylor University

TTT 560 Early Literacy Experiences and Assessments: K-3 (3 credits)

This course is an examination of current methods, materials, and media used in teaching and assessing literature in a multicultural society. Literacy skills instruction and the development of literacy reading skills are studied in relationship to the total range of student needs. Topics include how language is acquired and developed, reading process, hierarchy of reading skills, technology to instruct and reinforce reading skills, and methods used to instruct reading.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 12-hour field component
Textbooks

*No online component required

Profile image of Christina Ward
Christina Ward

  • MS, Indiana University
  • BS, Taylor University

TTT 581 Elementary Methods (2 credits)

An integrative approach of utilizing a variety of effective instructional methods and resources with content areas appropriate for elementary children. Strategies for working with diverse student populations and incorporating current technology are included. Topics include development of thematic units, implementation of various instructional strategies, lesson planning, and integration of elementary subject areas.

Prerequisites TTT 510 & TTT 520
Field Experience 1 hour
Textbook Teaching in the Elementary School: A Reflective Action Approach, 6th Edition

*No online component required

Profile image of Lisa Adkins
Lisa Adkins

  • MAE, Ball State University (1992)
  • BS, Taylor University (1988)

TTT 590 Student Teaching: Transition to Teaching (3 credits)

Student teaching is a ten week full-time teaching experience under the supervision of public and/or private school and college personnel. Candidates will create lesson plans/units and gain experience using appropriate assessment and discipline strategies. A portfolio is required to obtain credit. A student teaching application should be submitted a full semester before the anticipated start date of the student teaching experience. All courses in the TTT program are to be successfully completed before candidates can be approved for student teaching.

Prerequisites (a) Approval by the Teacher Education Committee
(b) Completion of all required program courses
Field Experience 10 weeks of full-time student teaching
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April Dickey

  • MA, Teaching Writing, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Journalism/English Secondary Education, Ball State University

To register for a course, contact Leah Kimbrell at 765-998-4132 or lhkimbrell@taylor.edu.

Financial Aid

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For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Department at 765-998-5358.

Preparing to Test & Getting Licensed

All candidates must pass a content and pedagogy exam through Praxis prior to licensure. To verify you are taking the correct exams, please contact:

Mrs. Kim Overbey, Director of Teacher Licensure, kmoverbey@taylor.edu, 765-998-5286
Mrs. April Dickey, Director of Transition to Teaching/Online Licensure Programs, april_dickey@taylor.edu 765-998-5145

Go to this secure webpage for resources on preparing to test and getting licensed.

Not planning to teach in Indiana? Many states have reciprocity agreements that ease transferring an Indiana state teaching license to another state.

Send Taylor your Out of State Verification documentation or other sensitive materials. This is a secure link which will send your sensitive information to Mrs. Kim Overbey, Director of Teacher Certification.

Transcripts

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  1. Click on Tower
  2. Click on Student Services
  3. Click on Student Records
  4. Click on Academic Transcript

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