WHY THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS?

Earning Potential
USF ranks 5th for Best Earnings Potential of all Indiana Schools.

Outcomes
93% of 2015 graduates were employed, enrolled in educational programs, in the military or volunteer service.

Rankings
USF ranks in the top 100 among Regional Universities (Midwest) according to U.S. News & World Report.

Value
Washington Monthly lists USF as #40 in the nation for the “Best Bang for Your Buck” in education.

TRANSITION TO TEACHING

Interested in expanding your teaching horizons? The University of Saint Francis is here for you.

The Transition to Teaching program at the University of Saint Francis allows you to earn your initial teaching license in a secondary education (Grades 5-12) content area, and can lead to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

The Transition to Teaching program allows you to pursue a career in secondary education teaching with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, even if you started your career in a different field.

All courses are offered online, with no required class or login times until you begin the actual student teaching portion of the program. Eight-week courses can be completed on a part-time basis. And the credits you complete in the Transition to Teaching sequence can apply directly to an MAT.

There’s so much at the University of Saint Francis to help you learn, grow, and reach your career goals. Why not take advantage and begin now?

If you would like more program details and course descriptions, check out our Virtual Campus Catalog.

ACCREDITATION

Through the Department of Education, the MAT program is approved by two national accrediting organizations and the Indiana Department of Education.

The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission via the Open Pathway, and has been nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1972. NCATE is now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The program is in alignment with the professional standards set by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Because the University of Saint Francis is approved to certify eligibility for Indiana teacher licensure only, you will need to verify any other state’s reciprocity with Indiana licenses if you plan to teach in a different state after completion of the program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the University of Saint Francis Transition to Teaching program requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum 3.00 or 2.50 cumulative GPA, with 5 years of professional experience.
  • Applicants that do not meet the above criteria must submit a passing Pearson CORE test score of 220 or higher.

You must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • Clearance of the national sex offender check.
  • Expanded Criminal History and Authorization form.
  • Pearson CORE Test score of 220 if license area is different from earned degree.
  • Demonstration of basic skills competency through one of the following:
    • CASA Reading, Writing, and Mathematics scores of 220 or higher on each
    • ACT (composite) score of 24 or higher, excludes writing.
    • SAT (CR and Math) score of 1100 or higher, excludes writing.
    • GRE (Verbal and Quantitative) score of 301 or higher, excludes writing.
    • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Previous or current teaching license.

THE USF ADMISSION PROCESS

When applying for the online Transition to Teaching program, you need to submit:

  • An online application for admission.
  • Official transcripts from the granting institution of your most recent bachelor’s degree.
  • A statement describing your professional and educational background, and how the transition to teaching program will meet your career goals.

Good to Know: Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the USF Office of Admissions from the registrar of the granting institution.

Transcripts are also considered official if delivered (whether by hand or mailed from the student, etc.) in a sealed envelope from the granting institution.

After your application has been submitted, you can return anytime to login and check on your admission status. Once you are accepted, you can explore financial aid options. Then you matriculate and start classes.

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Convenience

Study from home — or wherever else you happen to be!

Flexibility

Learn at your own pace. Earn your degree in as little as 12 months.

Affordability

Enjoy substantial savings versus the cost of a traditional, on-campus program.

Quality

USF provides highly ranked programs with excellent, measurable outcomes.