UE School of Education Receives Approval To Add An Elementary Transition To Teaching Program

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    UE School of Education receives approval to add an Elementary Transition to the Teaching program

    EVANSVILLE, IND. (06/12/2023)

    The University of Evansville’s School of Education acknowledges the increased demand for qualified teachers. Recently, the School of Education obtained approval from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to introduce an Elementary Transition to Teaching (T2T) program.

    The elementary and secondary T2T programs target individuals with undergraduate degrees who are seeking their teaching license in Indiana. By offering both secondary and elementary programs, UE aims to create a strong pool of educators to fill teaching vacancies at local, state, and national levels.

    UE’s Elementary (grades K-6) Program includes 24 credit hours and can typically be completed within one calendar year. Similarly, the Secondary (grades 5-12) program requires 18 credit hours and can also be completed in just one calendar year. Students enrolled in these programs meet the coursework requirements for an initial Indiana educator license. Both programs include a minimum of 600 hours of clinical experience in area classrooms. Those who complete the programs build the set of competencies needed to be successful teachers. It is possible for students to be hired by local school corporations and work through the program as hired teachers within a school corporation. This is a good option for those who are highly motivated to begin their career.

    “The expansion of UE’s Transition to Teaching Program reflects the recognition of the invaluable benefits it brings to both aspiring educators and the education system as a whole,” said Dr. Alison Jones, Co-Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Education. “This initiative not only opens doors of opportunity for individuals seeking a fulfilling career in teaching but also supports Indiana K-12 schools in filling teaching vacancies.”

    For additional information about the Transition to Teaching program, please contact Laura Watkins, Transition to Teaching Coordinator, at lw261@evansville.edu or click here.

    FOOTNIE: The University of Evansville is a private, comprehensive university located in the southwestern region of Indiana. Established in 1854, UE is recognized across the globe for its rich tradition of innovative, academic excellence and vibrant campus community of changemakers.