Transition to Teaching/Clinical Practice
Transition to Teaching/Clinical Practice is a one-year alternative teacher preparation program for new non-traditional teachers – persons 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/Clinical Practice 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. Following the Transition to Teaching/Clinical Practice year, participants will take additional courses specified by their university to meet the requirements for full licensure.
To be eligible for the Transition to Teaching/Clinical Practice program an individual must:
- Hold an interim/emergency license issued by the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) or a provisional credential (for instructors in trade, industry, technical, and health careers) 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 the Department of Career and Technical Education through a contract to Valley City State University. The program is endorsed by the 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