Transition to Teach Program

The T2T program provides a direct route for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who desire to teach in secondary settings.

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  • GRE score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative (test must have been taken after 8/1/11)
  •  Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
  • ACT composite score of 24 (based on Math, Reading, Grammar and Science)
  • SAT score of 1170 based on Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math
  • Baccalaureate degree:
    • GPA: 3.0/4.0 in the subject area for which they are seeking licensure: OR
    • GPA 2.5/4.0 scale and five years of professional experience in the subject area; OR
    • Degree in subject area and successfully passed the state approved content area examination
  • Graduate degree in the subject area/related field
  • Agriculture
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and/or Technology
  • Physics
  • English
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Fine Arts (music, theater, visual arts)
  • Economics
  • Health
  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • World Language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish)

For information on the PRAXIS content exams, please visit

Expand the Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas (Secondary Education) to learn more about the specific content area test for your discipline

T2T Candidates Will Complete the Following:

Interview with program faculty

18 credits of coursework:

  • Semester 1
    • EDCI 51300 Foundations of Learning Design and Technology (3 cr)
    • EDCI 53000 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 cr)
  • Semester 2
    • EDCI 53200 Measuring Educational Achievement (3 cr)
    • EDPS 59100 Issues of Race, Gender, and Disability in the Classroom (3 cr)*
  • Semester 3
    • EDCI 5XXXX Content Pedagogical Course (3 cr)**
  • Semester 4
    • EDCI 69500 Internship in Education (3 cr) or
    • EDPS 56600 Graduate Supervised Teaching Special Education (3 cr)
    • You will complete the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) as part of your Student Teaching experience.

*Spring only course offering

**Fall only course offering

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Kelly Vaughan

Kelly P. Vaughan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English Education

Kelly Vaughan is an assistant professor of English Education at Purdue University Northwest. Her research and teaching interests include curriculum studies, teacher education, and disability studies.

(219) 989-3220