Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Elementary Pathway

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is a rigorous, accelerated pre-professional program leading to initial teacher certification. The Elementary Pathway allows students who have a Bachelor’s Degree and who meet Graduate College admission requirements to enroll in this Graduate Certificate program that prepares students to qualify for K-8 teacher certification from the Idaho State Department of Education. Select credits from certification program may be applied to a Master’s Degree program that requires separate application to desired Master’s program. Advising and review of transcripts is conducted by faculty in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies (CIFS).

Elementary candidates are required to complete one minor elementary-approved endorsement of at least 20 credits. Some content areas require specific courses within those totals. See program coordinator for a list of approved endorsements for the Elementary Pathway. Note that a degree in a subject may not necessarily include the specific content and courses required for certification.

Department Name: Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies

Official Certificate Name: Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Elementary Education

Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate

Type of Idaho Teaching Certification: All Subjects (K-8)

What can I do with this certification?

This certification leads to initial Idaho Teaching Certification.

Graduates with this type of certification typically teach in an elementary school, or a middle school, grades K-8.

Select credits from certification program may be applied to a master’s degree program.

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Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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