Marian University offers a Transition to Teaching (T2T) program

Apply today for the Summer 2021 semester.

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 on campus. 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 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
Summer 2021
April 1, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 9, 2021
Fall 2021
July 15, 2021
August 1, 2021
August 23, 2021
Spring 2022 tbd   tbd January 10, 2022
Summer 2022 tbd  tbd May 9, 2022

What is the application and admission process?

Quick checklist

  • Complete our online application. Be sure to select "Transition to Teaching licensure only."
  • 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 I: Pre-Professional Skills Test
    • Earned Master’s degree with Official Transcript
  • Current resume
  • Recommendation forms are available via the application portal
  • Personal statement
  • Background check
  • Non-refundable $45 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 at Click on the drop down menu for "Graduate Students," then select click on the "Apply Now" button under "Transition to Teaching licensure only." 
  • 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.
  • Request an official transcript from every college or university that you have previously attended. NOTE: If you transferred credits or completed a study-abroad program, you must send a transcript from the institution(s) from which the credits were transferred and/or awarded.
  • Your transcripts should be sent directly to us. Once we receive your transcripts, they become the property of Marian University and cannot be returned to you.
  • Two of your professional references uploaded to your application portal. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted. 
  • Obtain a limited criminal history background report from the Indiana State Police at Your criminal history background report should be sent to us via U.S. mail or emailed as an attachment. 
  • If you earned your bachelor's degree from a college or university outside the U.S, a transcript evaluation completed by World Education Services (WES), an international credential evaluation service. You must also provide Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Both WES and TOEFL results can be emailed to us.
  • Pay the required, non-refundable $45 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:

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

What are the tuition rates?

Visit the Business Office "tuition rates for 2020-21" page for tuition rates. 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 $45 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.

Learn more about our Transition to Teaching licensure only program!

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 or contact Marlon Llewellyn at

For more information

Office of Graduate and Online Admission
(317) 955-6​400

For program specific information

Marlon Llewellyn 

Coordinator of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership
(317) 955-6325

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