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Northeast Indiana colleges help career-changers Transition to Teaching

Nicole Nabity realized she wanted to become a teacher less than two years after she began working for an engineering company in Fort Wayne.

“Sitting in the cubicle all day was not for me,” Nabity said. “I wanted more interaction with the community and to be able to interact more with the youth in the community and teach.”

So, after graduating from Iowa State University in fall 2020 with degrees in mechanical engineering and Spanish, Nabity now expects to obtain her teaching license in May thanks to Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Transition to Teaching program.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s first Transition to Teaching cohort began last summer following Indiana State Board of Education approval in December 2021. The campus joins about 40 institutions statewide – including Manchester University, Trine University and the University of Saint Francis – in offering the program, and the list is growing.

Read the story in The Journal Gazette (subscription required)