Marian University offers a Transition to Teaching (T2T) program

 Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will open September 30, 2019.

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Transition to Teaching (T2T) licensure

Marian University's Transition to Teaching (T2T) 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 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 to our Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Talk with Erika Wise, director of online and graduate programs, to learn more.

Transition to Teaching curriculum

The T2T 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. Typically, 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 elementary school tracks are 24-credits, while the secondary levels are 18. Cost for the 2018-19 academic year is $495 per credit hour. Tuition is subject to change annually.

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.

Applying to the Transition to Teaching program

Students with a bachelor’s degree can apply at by choosing “graduate students” and beginning the application process.

For admission, Marian also requires:

​For students looking for loans or federal/state grants, the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On the FAFSA website, review the deadline for the state of your legal residence. Please complete the FAFSA as far as possible in advance of the posted deadline.

When do classes start?

Semester Application Deadline Courses Begin
Fall 2019 August 1, 2019 August 26, 2019

Learn more about our Transition to Teaching program!

Marian University’s T2T licensure 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 or contact

For admissions information

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

For program specifics

Ixchel (Chelly) Venegas-Boggess
Coordinator of Graduate Student Support
Klipsch Educators College
(317) 955-6698

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