Transition to Teaching

Become a Teacher in Indiana.

You want to be a teacher, but didn't major in education. That's okay! We'll guide you through the process of transitioning to teaching in Indiana.


Transition to Teaching is a graduate-level program designed for people like you who have a bachelor’s degree, and want to become a teacher in Indiana. When you join Taylor's Transition to Teaching program, you’ll take a series of online classes leading to Indiana state licensure. You can earn your Indiana teaching license in as little as 18 months!

Becoming a teacher doesn’t have to be hard. We are here to make it easy.

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online

Earn your licensure in about 18 months with flexible, online classes.

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self-paced

Take classes on your schedule, at your pace.

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hands-on

Learn how to teach real students by practicing in real classrooms.

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affordable

Enroll at one of Indiana’s MOST AFFORDABLE Transition to Teaching programs.

Take 7 or 9 classes to earn your Indiana teaching license.

  • Elementary (K-6)

    You’ll take 9 classes to become an elementary teacher in Indiana. Check out this Become an Elementary Teacher PDF to learn more about the classes and professors.

    1. Introduction to the Education Profession
    2. Educational Psychology
    3. Exceptional Children
    4. Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom
    5. Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers
    6. Early Literacy Experiences and Assessments: K-3
    7. Middle Childhood Literacy and Assessment
    8. Elementary Methods
    9. Student Teaching


    Meet Colin, who transitioned to teaching Kindergarten and loves it!

  • Secondary (5-12)

    You’ll take 7 classes to become a high school teacher in Indiana. Check out this Become a High School Teacher PDF to learn more about these classes and professors.

      1. Introduction to the Education Profession
      2. Educational Psychology
      3. Exceptional Children
      4. Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Teachers
      5. Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers
      6. Secondary Methods
      7. Student Teaching 

    You can earn a secondary license through Taylor for these content areas:

      • Business
      • Chemistry
      • Earth/Space Science
      • Economics
      • English Language Arts
      • Geographical Perspectives
      • Government and Citizenship
      • Health
      • Historical Perspectives
      • Journalism
      • Life Science
      • Mathematics
      • Physical Science
      • Physics
      • Psychology
      • Sociology

    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!”

  • Middle School (5-9)

    You’ll take 7 classes to become a middle school teacher in Indiana. 

      1. Introduction to the Education Profession
      2. Educational Psychology
      3. Exceptional Children
      4. Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Teachers
      5. Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers
      6. Secondary Methods
      7. Student Teaching


    You can earn a middle school license through Taylor for these content areas:

      • English Language Arts
      • Mathematics
      • Science
      • Social Studies
  • All Grade (P-12)

    You’ll take 7 classes to become licensed as an all grade teacher in Indiana. 

      1. Introduction to the Education Profession
      2. Educational Psychology
      3. Exceptional Children
      4. Reading in the Content Area for Secondary Teachers
      5. Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers
      6. Secondary Methods
      7. Student Teaching


    You can earn an all grade license through Taylor for these content areas:

      • Physical Education
      • World Languages

Ready to get started? The process is simple.

#1 Apply

#2 Acceptance

#3 Start Classes

  • Admissions Process

    Applications are accepted year-round. Upon acceptance into the Transition to Teaching program, you can begin classes any day of the year. And, 12 to 24 months later, you could have your own classroom - so, get started!

    1. Apply to the Transition to Teaching program
    2. Submit college transcripts*
    3. Complete a criminal background check (within the last 12 months)
    4. Submit ACT/SAT, GRE, or Praxis I scores
    5. Pay the $100 application fee (or mail to the address provided below) 
    6. If desired, apply for federal financial aid: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    *Email transcripts to april_dickey@taylor.edu or mail to:

    Taylor University, Education Department
    ATTN: Director, Transition to Teaching/Online Licensure Programs
    236 W. Reade Avenue
    Upland, IN 46989

  • Tuition

    Taylor offers the lowest tuition in Indiana for an online, faith-based program. We don't want cost to stop you from fulfilling your calling to teach!

    • Credit hour rate: $450
    • Elementary program: $10,800 total (24 credit hours)
    • Secondary program: $8,100 total (18 credit hours)
    • Middle school program: $8,100 total (18 credit hours)
    • All grade program: $8,100 total (18 credit hours)


    Classes have flexible start times when you pay tuition as you proceed through the program. You can select your course start date. So you don't have to wait for a semester or scheduled date to get started!

  • Financial Aid

    Classes begin August 31st, February 2nd, and May 25th for students using financial aid. Terms are 15 weeks long. (Students not using aid pick their own start dates.) There are two potential sources of financial aid. Both are student loans – Federal Stafford Student Loan and Alternative Student Loan Program.

    Federal Stafford Loan requirements:

    • Accepted into the program
    • Submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Taylor University code is 001838
    • Enrolled at least half-time (six hours/semester) in courses required by the state teacher certification program*
    • No student loans in default status


    Features:

    • Loan repayment deferred until student is no longer enrolled at least half-time
    • Attractive interest rate
    • Federal government may pay loan interest while student is in school which is determined by the level of financial need based on the FAFSA
    • Eligible students are guaranteed loan funds


    *Note: Courses outside the specific state requirements, even if recommended by Taylor (i.e. undergraduate prerequisite courses), cannot be considered when calculating the student’s Federal Stafford Loan eligibility nor can they count toward the student’s half-time enrollment status.

    Alternative Student Loan requirements:

    • Accepted into the program
    • Enrolled at least half-time (some exceptions)
    • Subjected to loan application process which typically requires a co-signer and a credit history report


    Features:

    • Loan repayment deferred until student is no longer enrolled at least half-time
    • Low interest rates though not as low as Federal Stafford Loan
    • Student is responsible for all interest payments

You've been called to teach. Let us help you transition.


Meet April and Leah. They’ll help you transition to a fulfilling career in teaching.

April Dickey
Director, Transition to Teaching/Online Licensure Programs
765-998-5145
april_dickey@taylor.edu

Leah Kimbrell
Transition to Teaching Program Advisor
765-998-4132
lhkimbrell@taylor.edu

Learn to teach from one of Indiana’s top education programs.

Accredited by NCATE/CAEP, Indiana’s teacher education accrediting organization

96% first-time pass rate on pedagogy licensing test

500 people have completed Taylor's Transition to Teaching program

Named top 1% of all Indiana teacher prep programs by NCTQ