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Transition to Teaching

Posted: Mon, 09/26/2011 - 2:51pm Updated: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:57pm

Transition to Teaching programs are based on the premise that the candidate already has content knowledge in the licensing area. Each accredited education institution is required to offer or be in collaboration with other institutions to offer a Transition to Teaching program. Testing may be required for admission to a program. The programs consist of 18 hours of coursework for secondary education and 24 hours for elementary education. No education courses are required as prerequisites for admission.

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Early Childhood Education Requirements (Preschool-3)

  • Baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0, both in the major and overall; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 2.50, both in the major and overall, and five (5) years of professional experience; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.
  • 24 preparation hours, six (6) of those hours for reading

Elementary Education Requirements (K-6)

  • Baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0, both in the major and overall; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 2.50, both in the major and overall, and five (5) years of professional experience; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.
  • 24 preparation hours, six (6) of those hours for reading

Secondary Education Requirements (5-12)

  • Baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0, both in the major and overall; or
  • Graduate degree in the subject area or related field in which the person wants to teach; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 2.50, both in the major area and overall, and five (5) years of professional experience; or
  • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.
  • 18 preparation hours

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