Transition to Teaching
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.
Pursue One of Our Teaching Certificate Programs
The Transition to Teaching program offers three distinct programs with certifications in twelve different areas:
Elementary Education (in person)
Secondary Education (in person)
Secondary Education (online)
5-12 certification available in American Sign Language, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Chemistry, Life Sciences (biology), Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, and Visual Art.
Goshen College offers a 10% discount on tuition for post-baccalaureate programs to students that have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Goshen College. Learn more at goshen.edu/discount
HEAR FROM AN ALUM
What's unique about Goshen College's Transition to Teaching program? Hear an alum reflect on her experience.
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