• 1.5 year program

  • Master's Degree (Optional)

  • AmeriCorps Accepted

  • Classes held in Whiting, Indiana on Saturdays

  • Application/enrollment begins June 2019

  • Transition to Teach (T2T) license achieved Sept. 2019

Get to Know CCSJ


"The Transition to Teaching program provides people who currently possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree, and are already skilled in their specialty, the opportunity to make a smooth, efficient transition to the education profession." Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN

Department Chair: John Shields, Ph.D.

Faculty: Michele Dvorak, Ed.D.; Chris Gloff, M.A.T.; Ana Gomez, M.S.; Dawn Greene, Ph.D.; Daniel Hadary, M.S.; Barbara O'Block, Ed.D.; Joi Patterson, Ph.D.; David Pittman, M.A.T.; John Potocki, M.A.; Alyssa Rodriguez, Ph.D. Candidate; John Shields, Ph.D.; Mark Sperling, Ed.D.; Angela Szczepanik-Sanchez, M.S.; Angela Wells, M.S.; Bruce Wisowaty, M.A.





Cost is recalculated in the spring each year - if there are any changes to the tuition we will let you know. The numbers below are based on last years tuition.

  • Elementary corps members: $15,580

  • Middle School/Secondary corps members: $11,780

If you attend CCSJ you will be prompted to complete the FAFSA to cover the upfront tuition costs and then release your AmeriCorps awards in Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 to re-pay the FAFSA. Whereas Corps Members in Illinois will have out-of-pocket expenses, the cost of CCSJ's program matches the AmeriCorps award and there should be little, to no, out of pocket cost assumed on your behalf.*

Application Process

  • November-June: Read about CCSJ on the hub, ask the Onboarding team questions (no direct action)

  • June: During Summer Training you will have an orientation with CCSJ. during that session you will learn how to "apply" to the program and next steps to get ready for the fall (this will include submitting official transcripts, completing a CPR/First Aid training and a short essay). There will be an application fee of $25.00.

  • July: Continue submitting necessary file items for your application and apply for FAFSA

  • August: Coursework begins, end of the month

What happens if you are hired in Northwest Indiana after already applying to Relay?

If you are hired in Northwest Indiana during summer training we will work with you to refund costs you incurred preparing to teach in Illinois (testing and application fee's). We will also set you up to register for CCSJ.

*Calumet College of St. Joseph is still deciding its graduate credit hour cost. If there are any changes to the above predicted tuition we will let you know. For context on what tuition in 2017 looked like click here