Transition to Teaching Program (T2T)
The T2T program is designed to fill secondary teaching vacancies in school districts through an alternate route to teacher licensure. It includes the recruitment and training of mid-career professionals seeking a career change to enter the teaching profession. A qualified candidate must either have a bachelor's degree or higher in the content area or coursework equivalent to a major in the subject area AND is hired to teach that subject in a public or private state-accredited school in Kansas.
Transition to Teaching Program Awards and Accolades
Congratulations to Justin Coffey, FHSU T2T graduate, for being named 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year! Read the full article here.
Congratulations to Ashley Winger, FHSU T2T Biology teacher at Salina West Alternative School, for being selected as the district nominee for the Kansas Horizon Award, which recognizes exemplary first-year teachers. Winners will be announced in January by the Kansas State Department of Education.
Congratulations to Jim Deane, Ottawa High School Physics Teacher and Science Department Chair, completed the FHSU T2T program in 2011 and this year was named Outstanding Physics Teacher for the AAPT Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas section at the annual meeting Fall 2016.
Congratulations to Heidi Albin, FHSU T2T Teacher at Complete High School in Maize, was the recipient of the Kansas Horizon Award in 2011. Outstanding!
Content Areas for Teaching
The following are the teaching content areas in FHSU's Transition to Teaching
Program: Agriculture, Art (PreK-12), Biology, Business, Chemistry, Earth and
Space Science, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, German (Prek-12), History, Journalism, middle level English (5-8),
middle level History comprehensive (5-8), middle level Math (5-8), middle level
Science (5-8), Mathematics, Music, Physical Education (PreK-12),
Physics, Spanish (PreK-12) and Technology Studies.
What Summer Induction class teachers have to say...
"I really enjoyed the communication between other teachers who could share their experience."
"It covered a lot of topics that new teachers can't have knowledge of prior to the start of the school year."
"I was nervous when I arrived because I felt inadequate, but this class gave me enough tools that I am confident I can effectively teach."
"I think the T2T program is awesome! I appreciate the opportunity it offers and has allowed me to follow a dream that would otherwise be unmanageable."
"Helpful information on classroom management for entering the school year. Learning different ways to incorporate learning group work was very helpful."
What are all of the specific eligibility requirements? T2T Requirements
How Do I Begin?
- Contact Mrs Sherry Spangler, T2T Administrative Assistant, 785-628-5498 or email@example.com OR Mrs. Kerry Schuckman, FHSU Licensure Officer, 785-628-4542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Email or fax (785-628-4447) copies of transcripts for an analysis to determine if you qualify for the program.
- If eligible for the program, a Letter of Eligibility will be provided to you. Next, locate a teaching
position within your content area. You may contact local school districts
directly, go to www.kansasteachingjobs.com or
attend the FHSU Teacher Career Fair in early Spring. http://www.fhsu.edu/career/
- Take and pass the Subject Area Assessment required for your teaching area. Must be passed prior to receiving a restricted teaching license. To register, go to www.ets.org/praxis
- After a position is secured,
you'll need to complete the KSDE application for a restricted teaching
license and be fingerprinted. A Plan of Study will be
created outlining required courses you will take. KSDE will accept old assessments for up to 6 years after the beginning date of a new assessment as long as the old assessment was taken and passed prior to the beginning date of the new assessment.
The admission process is a collaborative effort with the applicant, a school
district, and Fort Hays
Once you have been hired, contact the FHSU Licensure Office. You will be sent directions for completing the KSDE Application (Form 9) and a Plan of Study will be created for you. Once the application materials have been returned to the Licensure Office, you will need to apply to the Graduate School. A completed application to the Graduate School for programs in the Advanced Education Programs Department includes evidence of a successful Background Check. Once accepted to the Graduate School, you can then enroll for the applicable courses on your Plan of Study.
When applying for this degree program in the Graduate School, look for this title on the application, MSE in Education (Transition to Teaching). When applying for this program for endorsement only, look for this title on the application, Non-degree Transition to Teaching.