Transition to Teaching
Transition to Teaching is a one-year alternative teacher preparation program for new secondary non-traditional teachers who have non-teaching baccalaureate degrees in teaching-shortage areas or who are entering teaching from industry or the military with specific technical skills. The program is designed to "jump-start" the individual’s transition into the secondary classroom.
Persons enrolled in Transition to Teaching will be mentored for a full year and will participate in face-to-face seminars and on-line courses. At the end of the year successful participants will earn credit for student teaching and the course Introduction to Teaching.
To be eligible for the Transition to Teaching program an individual must:
- Hold an interim/emergency license issued by the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) or a provisional credential from the Department of Career and Technical Education, and,
- Be contracted to teach in a North Dakota secondary school.
Both academic and career-technical instructors are eligible to participate.
Transition to Teaching is administered by Valley City State Univeristy and endorsed by the Department of Career and Technical Education, Department of Public Instruction and the Education Standards and Practices Board.
For further information contact:
Dept. of Career and Technical Education
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610