Alternative Pathways to Teaching

Transition to Teach (T2T)


Transition to Teach (T2T) programs are designed for career changers who have previously completed bachelor’s degrees in content majors related to a secondary teaching field, such as English or mathematics. The program’s purpose is to provide training to career changers in a shorter span of time than a traditional program typically takes. These programs are most appropriate for those who already have a foundation of experiences in a P-12 or similar educational setting. They focus on the last four semesters of a professional education program, primarily on teaching methodology and student teaching. Each program consists of 18 credit hours of professional coursework.

In accordance with the Indiana Professional Standards Board rules, Purdue University Calumet offers several Transition to Teach (T2T) programs. Purdue University Calumet participates in a consortium with other area universities so that all programs offered collectively by those institutions have a transition to teach component. Purdue University Calumet offers Secondary programs in Mathematics, Life Science (Biology), Physical Science (Chemistry and Physics), Chemistry, Physics, English, Spanish, and French. The Social Studies Secondary Program is not offered as a Transition to Teach option.