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Adult Programs

Transition to Teaching

Licensure Preparation

A Program for College Graduates who want to Become Teachers

Our top-notch Transition to Teaching program is for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in obtaining their initial teaching license. We have two versions of the program: daytime in-person coursework that can be completed in three semesters, or an online program for working adults that can be completed in 20 months.

All of our programs offer the following:

  • Professors with P-12 teaching experience
  • Individualized faculty advising and mentorship
  • A program of study that reflects present-day schools and classrooms
  • An asset-based approach to students’ diverse backgrounds and abilities

Already teaching on an emergency permit? Check out our new online program for working teachers.


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Transition to Teaching Faculty

Robina Sommers

Assistant Professor of Education
Director of Teach Elkhart County

Suzanne Ehst

Professor of Education
Director of Secondary Education

Kathy Meyer Reimer

Professor of Education
Director of Elementary Education

Brooke Lemmon

Associate Professor of Education
Director of Special Education

Danaé Wirth

Director of Accreditation
Assistant Professor of Education

Roy Jackson II

Assistant Professor of Education