Transition to Teaching

The Transition to Teaching (T2T) program is intended for dedicated individuals who are seeking to obtain a Certificate in Teaching and gain an initial teaching license.  The T2T license program is designed for potential candidates who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field and who are seeking initial teaching licensure.  We offer two (2) T2T programs:  1) secondary education and 2) elementary education.

OCU’s state approved T2T programs are dedicated to meeting that challenge consistent with state and national standards.

Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates must fulfill all three (3) of the following admissions requirements to be admitted into to educator preparation programs:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 at the undergraduate level; OR Both a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 2.50 out of 4.0 and five (5) years of professional experience OR a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.0 out of a 4.0 and successfully pass the CASA and Content assessment(s) or GPA 2.0 and passing score of CASA and Content assessment(s).
  3. Demonstrate basic skills competency by using one of the following:
  • Successful passing of the Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) 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 Verbal/Critical Reading and Math  OR
  • GRE® with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative OR
  • GRE® with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative on or after 8/1/11 or a Praxis I composite score of at least 527 based on Reading, Writing, and Math if taken prior to 9/1/13.

Oakland City Requirements

  1. Completed background check from the State of Indiana
  2. Current resume reflecting work experience, educational background, professional experience, professional activities, community service and other relevant information relating to the applicant’s leadership background.
  3. Official transcript(s) from all undergraduate and graduate institutions of study
  4. Completed application and application fee of $35.00*

*Submit a $35.00 non-refundable application fee with application portfolio.  Make the check or money order payable to Oakland City University or call the Business Office at 812-749-1382 for debit/credit card payments.

Return the completed portfolio to:  Dr. Nancy Miller, Director, School of Education Graduate Studies, Oakland City University, 138 North Lucretia Street, Oakland City, IN 47660

For licensure to be complete:

  1. Candidates must pass the developmental area assessment (Pedagogy) that matches the grade level for which they plan to teach.  This can be taken during or after internship course.  Licensure cannot be completed until this test has been taken and a score of 220 or higher has been achieved; http://www.in.nesinc.com/

    (006) Secondary Education [5–12]       OR        (007) P–12 Education [P–12]

  2. The content area assessments included in the Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure are both required for licensure.  This is not needed to be admitted into the program but will need to be completed to finish the program.  The candidate must have acquired a score of 220 or better on the Core content assessment; and http://www.in.nesinc.com/
  3. Have a current CPR/AED/Heimlich training credentials AND be certified in suicide prevention.

Admission Checklist 

  • Completed application and application Fee of $35
  • Concentration Declaration
  • Completed Background Test
  • Current Resume
  • CASA Score   OR
  • ACT/SAT/GRE Score 
  • Transcripts

Transition to Teach - Secondary Education Program of Study (18 Hours)

Summer I                                                          Fall I (Saturdays)                                        Spring I (Saturdays)

Week 1           Week 2                                       AM 8-12         PM 1-5                                   Internship (16 weeks)                              

EDUC 500       EDUC 575*                                EDUC 557s     EDUC 565                              EDUC 596s *               

(8-12)              (8-12)                                                                                                                                   

                        EDUC 510

                        (1-5)

* Key Assessment Course

 

Course            Title                                                                        Hours

EDUC 500         Introduction to the Profession                              3 hours

EDUC 510        Inclusive Classroom                                             3 hours

EDUC 557        Classroom & Behavior Management                    3 hours

EDUC 565        MS/HS Teaching Strategies & Assessment         3 hours

EDUC 575*       Reading in Content Area                                      3 hours

EDUC 596*       Internship                                                             3 hours

Transition to Teach - Elementary Education Program of Study (24 Hours)

Summer I                                                          Fall I (Saturdays)                                  Spring I (Saturdays)

Week 1           Week 2                                       AM 8-12         PM 1-5                            AM 8-12                                   

EDUC 500      EDUC 575*                                EDUC 557e     EDUC 506                      EDUC 507               

(8-12)              (1-5)                                                                                                          EDUC 596e                                                                                                                                                                                            

EDUC 610       EDUC 510

 (8-12)              (1-5)

* Key Assessment Course

 

Course            Title                                                                        Hours

EDUC 500         Introduction to the Profession                              3 hours

EDUC 506         Integrated Elementary Curriculum I                     2 hours

EDUC 507         Integrated Elementary Curriculum II                    2 hours

EDUC 510        Inclusive Classroom                                             3 hours

EDUC 557e      Classroom & Behavior Management                   2 hours

EDUC 572       Teaching and Remediation of Reading                 3 hours

EDUC 596e*    Internship                                                              3 hours

EDUC 610*      Culturally Responsive Instruction                          3 hours

EDUC 650*     Advanced Reading & Language Arts                     3 hours

 

  

 

  

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