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Marian University offers a Transition to Teaching (T2T) program

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Transition to Teaching (T2T) Licensure Only Program

Marian University's Transition to Teaching (T2T) licensure only program is perfect for students with a bachelor's degree looking to change careers and become licensed K-12 teachers. Students earn their teaching license in 18-24 months, and our T2T curriculum includes coursework and internship experiences that prepare you for initial teaching licensure in the state of Indiana. 

This is an accelerated, licensure-only program that builds on the subject matter knowledge you already possess. Students will participate in unpaid internships at schools around Indianapolis to gain hands-on experience. Marian students can also apply their T2T coursework towards the Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

Transition to Teaching Curriculum

The T2T licensure only program is flexible and can be customized to accommodate your busy, professional life. Students have the option to enroll in one, two, or more classes a semester, for example. T2T courses are offered online or in a hybrid format (on-campus and online). On-campus classes meet Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Marian University offers licensure in the following areas:

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

The early childhood education, elementary education, English learners and exceptional needs licensure tracks are 24-credits, while the secondary education levels are 18 credits.

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 in.gov/doe. You may be eligible for a Transition to Teaching (T2T) permit or an emergency permit (EP) through IDOE.

When do classes start?

Semester Application Deadline File Completion Deadline Courses Begin
Fall 2022 July 15, 2022 August 1, 2022 August 22, 2022
Spring 2023December 1, 2022December 10, 2022January 9, 2023
Summer 2023April 1, 2023April 15, 2023May 5, 2023
Fall 2023July 15, 2023August 1, 2023August 21, 2023

What does the application process involve?

Quick Checklist

  • Complete our online application.
  • Official transcripts from EVERY college or university that you have attended
  • Basic academic skills proficiency: Applicants are not required to earn a minimum score for admission. ALL applications will be considered.
    • ACT
    • SAT
    • GRE
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test
    • Earned Master’s degree with Official Transcript
  • Current resume
  • Recommendation forms are available via the application portal
  • Personal statement
  • Background check
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Complete interview
  • Read the Marian University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

All admission documents must be received at least two weeks before start of each semester.

  • Apply online in our application portal
  • Upload a copy of your current resume with your online application.
  • A personal statement or essay (maximum 500 words) should be submitted with online application. It should:
    • Explain your interest in becoming a teacher.
    • Outline your professional goals.
    • Describe your interest in a culture and/or language different from your own.
    • Reflect on your own learning experiences.
  • Send official transcripts directly to Marian University's Office of Undergraduate Admission for all previously attended high schools and colleges. For any university you attended that is not in the United States, we require a course-by-course evaluation. Evaluations must include the U.S. equivalency, a course-by-course list, and copies of the original transcripts. 

If your university does not provide transcripts in English, we require a word-for-word translation of the transcript. You can translate the transcript yourself, but we recommend using a third-party translator like indytranslations.com.

  • If your native language is not English, send an official English language proficiency test result directly to Marian University. Minimum acceptable scores are:
    • TOEFL IBT  69
    • IELTS  6.0
    • ELS Level 112
    • PTE 48
  • Two of your professional references should be uploaded to your application portal. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
  • Obtain a criminal history background check from the Indiana State Police – INkless. Please follow the instructions available at marian.edu/backgroundcheck to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. This will ensure that the results are sent to Marian University. 
  • Pay the required, non-refundable $55 online application fee.
  • Thoroughly review the Marian University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. As an accepted student, you are expected to abide by the code outlined in this document.

Where should you send your application documents?

Send your required application documents to:

Office of Graduate Admission
Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN  46222-1997

GRadmissions@marian.edu

What are the tuition rates?

Please visit the Business Office "Tuition Rates" page. Credit hours vary based on the program and anticipated licensure area. Degree programs are a minimum of 36 credit hours. Licensure-only programs are approximately 21 credit hours.

Cost DOES NOT include the $55 application fee, rental of cap and gown for graduation, costs for purchasing textbooks, and other university fees.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting federal and state aid for your graduate studies.

Marian University’s T2T licensure only program features a customizable class schedule and internship experience for adults looking to make the switch to education. If you have a bachelor's degree and want to become a licensed K-12 teacher in the State of Indiana, request more information.

For more information

Office of Graduate and Online Admission
(317) 955-6400
GRadmissions@marian.edu

For program specifics

Marlon Llewellyn 

Director, Recruitment and Strategic Partnerships
(317) 955-6325 
mllewellyn@marian.edu

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