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Transition to Teaching Requirements

Your career path can take many twists and turns–and yours just might lead to teaching. Transition to Teaching is a program designed for new, non-traditional teachers who need an alternative approach to certification.

Criteria for Participants

Individuals who have been granted an Alternative License or a CTE Alternative License are able to participate in this program. Candidates for the first year of the program must:

  1. Be under contract to a local school district
  2. Possess an Alternative License or a CTE Alternative License issued by the Educational Standards and Practices Board or a two-year provisional credential through the Department of Career and Technical Education.

Please follow our Guidelines for Admission and fill out the appropriate application.

Guidelines For Admission

If you are a new student to Valley City State University, please complete the appropriate application:

  • Apply as a Non-Degree Student if you plan to enroll only in the Transition to Teaching courses.
  • Apply as a Transfer Student if you plan to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from VCSU.
  • Submit a one-time, non-refundable $35 application fee. This fee is payable by phone, by mail, or online.