Bethel's Transition to Teaching Program empowered me to realize my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher many years after earning my bachelor’s degree in another field. This rigorous and challenging program proved to be well worth the effort because it gave me the resources and strategies needed to become an effective educator. The program offers strong collaboration between the students and professors and the latest teaching methods. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is passionate about teaching and wants to make a difference in the lives of children
Transition to Teaching
- Who is this program for?
- Program Structure
- Admission Requirements
- Program Option
- Required Courses
- Tuition and Fees
- Financial Aid and Payment Options
- Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, but have realized they have a passion for education
- Individuals who have a cumulative 3.0 or above GPA, or who have maintained a GPA between 2.50-2.99 and have 5 years of related work experience (Contact an enrollment counselor for details)
- There is no GPA requirement if you hold a master’s degree or above
- The program is 12 months with cohort groups starting May and October
- Classes meet in the evening from 6 to 10 p.m.
- During the second semester, there is a fieldwork requirement in addition to the evening classes
- During the last semester, there is a 14-week full-time student teaching
- The Elementary Education program (K-6) is 24 credits
- The Secondary Education program (5-12) is 18 credits
- Complete an Application for Graduate Admission
- Include two professional references
- A Candidate Self-Evaluation
Please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Please note: A copy of your résumé and essay will be sent to schools when securing fieldwork and school teaching placements.
- Official Undergraduate and, if available, Graduate Transcripts
- Essay: one page, double-spaced. Include your name and title the essay, “What Makes a Great Teacher”
- Résumé: a personal or professional resume. References not needed.
- The State of Indiana requires teacher candidates to demonstrate proficiency in basic academic skills by successfully completing a 3-part test in reading, writing, and math called the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). Details on how to purchase and take these tests, as well as possible exemptions, can be found here: CASA Test Information
- In order to complete fieldwork and student teaching requirements, a background check is required for each teacher candidate. Details on the cost and procedure for obtaining this check will be given at orientation.
- Interview with Director of Education, which will be scheduled by Enrollment Counselor.
Adult and Graduate Tuition
|Nontraditional Programs||$405 per credit hour|
|Nursing BSN Degree Completion||$405 per credit hour|
|Ministry/Theology||$315 per credit hour|
|Education||$395 per credit hour|
|Transition-to-Teaching||$395 per credit hour|
|Other (MA, MBA, MSN, MAC)||$455 per credit hour|
Service Assessment (per semester) for all programs:
- Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students: $175
- Full-time graduate students: $150
- All part-time students: $125
- Summer school: $125