Transition to Teaching (T2T)

The T2T program at WSU is a two-year alternative licensure program that combines graduate coursework and full-time, paid teaching in an accredited school as the classroom teacher of record. The program is geared toward working professionals looking for a career change and more recent graduates wanting to teach. Teaching candidates fulfill teacher licensure requirements in the first 29 hours (two years). Those who wish to earn the Master's of Art in Teaching degree must complete an additional seven hours of research in the third year.

To be eligible for the T2T program, students must:

  • Complete at least a BA/BS degree (in the secondary content field in which the candidate is seeking licensure) from an accredited higher education institution, two years or more prior to program entry.
  • Meet GPA requirements of 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours.
  • Provide evidence of work experience in a field corresponding with the subject(s) they will teach.
  • Be fully admitted to the WSU Graduate School for Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
  • Receive passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills of Educators exam and the Praxis Subject Assessment exam.
  • Secure a teaching contract in an accredited Kansas school district.
  • Complete summer prerequisite education coursework.
  • Provide evidence of working with middle or high school students.

Subjects for T2T licensure (with eligible grade levels)

Math (Grades 5-8 or 6-12) History/Government (6-12)
Biology (6-12) Speech/Theatre (6-12)
Chemistry (6-12) Physical Ed. (PreK-12)
Physics (6-12) Art (PreK-12)
Earth/Space (6-12) French (PreK-12)
Science (5-8) Spanish (PreK-12)
English (5-8 or 6-12 ) Music (PreK-12)

**Other areas require authorization

» Read the T2T Program FAQ
» Learn how to apply to the program
» See a list of required coursework
» Download a program brochure