The Transition to Teaching (T2T) program in Elementary Education prepares candidates to manage K-6 classrooms and meet the needs of elementary students. Candidates research best practices and ways to guide their students toward success. Candidates master the foundations of literacy, learn how to integrate digital technology into their instruction, and enter the classroom with student teaching experience. The graduate certificate program leads to an initial elementary generalist teacher license in Indiana. Students who do not reside in Indiana should determine requirements for applying the Indiana initial license for teacher licensure in their state of residence. All courses in this program can be applied to a Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching at American College of Education.
- Design and deliver instruction that is responsive to student diversity and differences and promotes high achievement for all students. (I, III, VII)
- Support the achievement of all students through standards-based, data-driven decision making and integrated, differentiated instruction that effectively uses appropriate technologies and tools. (VI, VII)
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of assessment, and use assessment results to inform instructional decision making. (I)
- Recognize the importance of well-organized, positively managed, and safe learning environments and their impact on instructional effectiveness and student achievement. (IV, VII)
- Use knowledge of scientifically based research to plan and deliver instruction in content areas, including reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, fine arts, health, wellness, and physical education, for the purpose of improving the achievement of all students. (I, II)