"I desire to reach the marginalized ... I hope to someday work in low-income areas and provide affordable mental healthcare and services for those who do not have access to these resources. Bethel's psychology program has equipped me not only to help people, but to make a difference in the world. The classes have provided a space to explore the different perspectives within psychology. My psychology internship to Africa broadened my view of the world." -- Donna Azcuna '17
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 14-weeks of 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 email@example.com:
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.
Ministry/Theology = $320 per credit hour
Education = $400 per credit hour
Transition-to-Teaching = $400 per credit hour
Other (MA, MBA, MSN, MAC) = $465 per credit hour
Service Assessment (per semester) for all programs:
- Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students: $185
- Full-time graduate students: $160
- All part-time students: $135
- Summer school: $125