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Adult Programs

Secondary Education

Transition to Teaching

How to Become a Middle or High School Teacher

Is your calling to leave a lasting impression on young minds of today and tomorrow? If you want to educate kids at the middle or high school level and help them prepare for college and careers, our secondary education certification program is for you. With our program, you can become certified in American Sign Language, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Social Studies, Spanish, or Visual Art.

Review our semester courses and tuition below.

Fall Semester ($3,060)

Educ 201* 2 credits Foundations of Education – T,R 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Educ 302 2 credits Exceptional Learners: Secondary – T,R 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Educ 321* 2 credits Curriculum & Instruction I: Middle School – T,R 8:00-10:45 a.m.
Field experience arranged with the professor

Spring Semester ($3,060)

Educ 309 2 credits Educational Psychology – R 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Educ 324* 2 credits Curriculum & Instruction II: High School – 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Field experience arranged with the professor (36 hours)
Educ 325 2 credits Content specific methods course – arranged with professor

Candidates for physical education, visual art, or music may have their content methods course in a different semester; ask the Director of Transition to Teaching for current scheduling information.

Fall Semester ($3,060)

Educ 410 6 credits Transition to Teaching Practicum
Full days for at least 12 weeks, plus additional
time to complete a professional portfolio

Total 18 credits ($9,180)

* denotes course including significant field experience component

  • After completing the admissions process, candidates who intend to teach science or social studies will need to arrange a meeting with the teacher education license adviser to determine which specific areas of science or social studies they will be licensed to teach.
  • Courses listed for 2 credit hours require the work usually associated with a 3 credit hour undergraduate course. Please budget your time accordingly.

Applicants must submit all necessary materials by June 1 to be considered for preliminary admission.

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Secondary Education Faculty

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

Elisa Zwier Dralle

Director of Teach Elkhart County
Assistant Professor of Education

Janine Ostergren

Education Administrative Assistant