Valley City State University offers 'Transition to Teaching' as an alternative teacher licensure program. The curriculum is created for career-changing individuals, persons with baccalaureate degrees related to teaching-shortage content areas and persons from industry or the military who have specific career-technical skills.
Both academic and career-technical teachers are eligible. Candidates for the program must (1) be under contract to a local school district, and, (2) possess an interim license issued by the Education Standards and Practices Board or a two-year provisional credential in Trade, Industry, Technical or Health Careers through the Department of Career and Technical Education.
If you are a new student to VCSU, you must be admitted before you can register for coursework. Please visit Admissions to learn more about this process. If you have previously taken courses at VCSU or have questions, please contact your Staff Advisor or the VCSU School of Education.
The participant will join a cohort of new teachers in clinical practice, a combination of professional education activities and planned support within each participant's own school: