Elementary Education Transition to Teaching Graduate Licensure


In response to an overwhelming need for teachers, the University offers an online Elementary Education Transition to Teaching (T2T) Program that enables individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree to further their careers and obtain an Indiana teaching license.

The program is ideal for individuals who wish to change careers or for individuals currently working in the educational setting who want to gain the required content knowledge and student teaching experience required to teach in elementary schools.

  • The online Elementary Education T2T Program is a graduate-level, non-degree, initial licensure program. The program includes 24 credits that can be completed in 16-18 months of part-time study. Students may begin the program in May, August, or January.
  • The program is completed through a series of sequential courses based upon the primary curriculum and instruction, as well as developmental characteristics of elementary age learners, multicultural characteristics of elementary age learners, assessment, and management of students.
  • Courses are offered online. Student teaching, which is required in the final semester of study, consists of two six-week placements. The department assists each student in finding a placement; however, the student must make the contact and arrangements.
  • Individuals who are enrolled in the program are eligible for a T2T permit that allows them to begin teaching while completing the program. Visit the Indiana Department of Education to explore open teaching positions or for information about emergency permits.
  • Successful completion of the program and passing scores on all applicable licensing tests are required in order to be recommended for an Indiana instructional license. The Elementary Education Program prepares students to be generalist classroom teachers at the elementary grade levels.
  • This program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
  • Representations on licensing apply to licensing in the state of Indiana only. Individuals outside of Indiana need to check with their local licensing authority to determine reciprocity between their state and Indiana. For details, visit Licensure or Certification Information.

Required Courses

In addition, the Elementary Education Transition to Teaching Program is approved by the Indiana Department of Education. All educator licensure programs and related school programs at Indiana State University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005