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Transition to Teaching Overview

The alternate/transition to teaching program is a shorter but more intensive licensure program that requires an undergraduate degree. Admission to the transition to teaching program grades 5-12 requires a degree in the content area in which the applicant wishes to be licensed. (For example, if you wish to teach mathematics, you must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree in mathematics).

All Alternate/Transition to Teaching Programs require completion of the following:

Admissions Requirements
  • Basic competency (CASA/SAT/ACT/GRE)
  • 3.0 undergrad GPA or 2.5 GPA with 5 years experience, or a master’s degree
  • Background check
  • 3 professional recommendations
  • Essay and resume