Transition to Teaching
Designed for individuals who have already obtained a four-year baccalaureate degree. The Transition to Teaching program has been specifically designed to prepare and license talented individuals for teaching.
- Apply to the Transition to Teaching program
- Transcripts: Send official transcripts to AU.DocumentAGS@anderson.edu or mail to
Attn: Adult/Grad Processing
1100 E Fifth St.
Anderson, IN 46012
- Two letters of recommendation (1 personal, 1 professional)
- Complete the CASA test if requirements not met
Initial Admission Requirements:
- Candidates must have a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with an overall GPA of 3.0 as well as a GPA of 3.0 in their major area of study OR
- Candidates must have a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with an overall GPA of 2.5 as well as a GPA of 2.5 in their major, with five years of professional experience.
- Passing scores from one of the following exams (official score report must be submitted with application):
- Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) which includes Reading, Math, and Writing sub-tests (for more information, contact the AU School of Education) OR
- ACT® with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science OR
- SAT® with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math OR
- GRE® with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative prior to 8/1/11 OR GRE® with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative on or after 8/1/11
Note: Anyone with a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is exempt from the basic skills exams listed above.
Additional Program Requirements:
Appropriate CORE content assessment(s) must be completed by the date assigned. Students will be notified of this information during their admission interview or subsequent letter indicating acceptance into the Transition to Teaching program.
What are some of the distinct features of the transition to Teaching Program?
- A collaborative community of learners
- Evening classes
- Program completion in ten months
- Field-based classroom immersion
- Recognition for prior professional experience
- Low-interest loan options for financial support
- Online and in-class instructional experiences
- Candidates may select either elementary (k-6) or secondary (5-12) tracks