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 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.

Classrooms are complex places with diverse student groups. They are spaces of joy and challenge. Goshen College’s Transition to Teaching program equips teachers to embrace students’ stories, understand their complex histories, and shape classroom instruction to inspire lifelong learning.

All of our programs offer the following:

  • Professors with P-12 teaching experience
  • Individualized faculty advising and mentorship
  • Coursework that is directly connected to classroom experience
  • A program of study that is regularly updated to reflect present-day schools and students

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


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Transition to Teaching Faculty

Elisa Zwier Dralle

Director of Teach Elkhart County
Assistant Professor of Education

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