Transition to Teaching (Licensure)

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Transition to Teaching T2T

Fast Track into the Classroom

You’re ready for a big change. Ready to jump into a career in teaching. Saint Francis’ online Transition to Teaching program is a fast and flexible path to your teaching certification, even if your bachelor’s degree is in another field. Develop the skills to share your knowledge and your values with generations of students with certification in Secondary, Elementary, or Special Education.

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Career Outlook & Success


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Why Study Teaching at Saint Francis?

A career in teaching may be just the change you need, and Saint Francis can help you get there. The online Transition to Teaching program is designed for people without previous classroom experience. Through 6-8 courses taught by experienced online teachers and chosen from one of four  tracks (elementary education, secondary education, mild intervention, or intense intervention), you’ll be prepared to achieve your teaching certificate. The program includes a capstone practicum that incorporates on-site learning and student teaching experience.

Saint Francis offers fully-online courses, taught asynchronously so you can do the work on your time, with structured deadlines to keep you on track to graduate quickly. Classes are taught in short eight-week sessions, with a 120-hour field practicum and a 16-week clinical internship (student teaching) as capstone experiences. Saint Francis provides the support of experienced online instructors, and a network of alumni mentors, to help you through graduation and beyond.

Saint Francis draws on decades of excellence and experience in teacher education, and Franciscan traditions and values that stretch back centuries but remain vitally relevant in today’s complex ethical landscape.

The Value of Saint Francis

Furthering your education is an investment in yourself and your future. Saint Francis promises a return on that investment and makes it easy to get an advanced degree at a cost that makes sense. Our programs are streamlined to help you achieve your degree with the fewest possible credit hours, to save you time and money.

  • 18-24 Credit Hours
  • $535 per credit hour

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Faculty and Teaching Style

A Saint Francis degree begins with a foundation in Franciscan values and ethics and their application to issues in education. Our ethical focus underpins and informs every aspect of Saint Francis education. Our faculty are experts in their field who are driven by their values, making for a unique graduate program that aligns with your beliefs and empowers you to foster peace and justice in your schools and your community.


  • Graduates of the T2T program master the 10 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.

My biggest concern was making sure I was organized for my studies but also that I didn’t let them consume all my time. It has been going well, and I feel that I can break things up, keep up with exercise and stay healthy.

Rachel McCullough
Saint Francis MAT/T2T Student

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