Marian University offers a Transition to Teaching (T2T) program

  Applications for the 2019-2020 school year open October 1, 2018.

Transition to Teaching (T2T) Program

If you have a bachelor's degree and want to become a licensed K-12 teacher in the State of Indiana, talk to us about Marian University's Transition to Teaching (T2T) program, which is designed for adult career-changers. 

  • To be eligible for admission, you must have a bachelor's (or higher) degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  • This is an accelerated, licensure-only program that builds on the subject matter knowledge you already possess.
  • If admitted, you will not earn a degree. Rather, you will complete coursework and internship experiences that prepare you for initial teaching licensure in the State of Indiana.

NOTE: If you want to earn a master's degree, completed T2T coursework will apply toward a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree from Marian University. Talk with Dr. Cheryl Hertzer, Director of Graduate Programs, to learn more.

Schedule and courses

On average, most students complete Marian University's T2T program in about 18 months.

  • The program is flexible and can be customized to meet your needs. You may choose to take one, two, or more classes a semester, for example.
  • Typically, classes meet Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Depending on the licensure area you choose, you will complete 18-24 credit hours of coursework.

  • If you want to teach at the elementary level, you'll complete a 24-credit track.
  • The 18-credit track is for those who want to teach at the secondary (middle and high school) levels.
  • Cost for the 2017-18 academic year is $470 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $495 per credit hour. Tuition is subject to change annually.

Licensure content areas include:

  • Early Childhood Education (P-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Secondary Education (5-12)
  • Special Education (P-12, K-6, or 5-12)
  • English as a New Language (P-12)

You will also complete a required internship (student-teaching experience) during your last semester of the T2T program.

  • Your internship will be at an approved partner school inside the I-465 interstate that circles Indianapolis.
  • Internships are unpaid, so please plan accordingly.

Teaching permits

If you'd like to obtain a paid teaching position before completing the T2T program, explore the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) website at You may be eligible for a Transition to Teaching (T2T) permit or an emergency permit (EP) through IDOE.

Application process

The first step is to apply for admission to Marian University at now. Choose the link for "graduate students." To be eligible for admission, you must:

*Official transcripts are (1) those which are sent directly to Marian University from the schools you've attended or (2) those which you deliver to us in the school's original sealed envelope. Official transcripts may be printed on special paper and/or embossed with the school's official seal. If you have opened your transcript's sealed envelope, it is NOT official and we cannot accept it.

**The State of Indiana requires that you pass the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) or one of the CASA alternatives before you can be admitted to our T2T program. 

  • Read complete details about CASA and alternatives on IDOE's web site.
  • Learn more about Indiana's CORE assessments for educator licensure.
  • If you have ACT or SAT exam scores which meet CASA requirements, contact your high school to obtain an official copy of your transcript. If the scores are not available through your high school, contact the testing agency for a copy of your score(s).

Once we've received and reviewed all of your application materials, you'll be contacted for a personal interview. 

Financial aid

The first step in obtaining federal and/or state grants or loans is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. On the FAFSA web site, review the deadline for the state of your legal residence. Complete the FAFSA as far as possible in advance of the posted deadline, which may change annually.

For general admission information

College of Graduate and Online Programs
(317) 955-6128

For program specifics

Dr. Cheryl Hertzer
Director, Graduate Program
(317) 955-6087

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