Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Secondary Pathway

The Secondary Graduate Certificate in Teaching is a rigorous, accelerated pre-professional program leading to initial teacher certification. The Secondary 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 6-12 teacher certification from the Idaho State Department of Education. Up to 12 credits from the Graduate Certificate  program may be applied to a Master’s Degree program that requires a separate application. Advising and review of transcripts is conducted by faculty in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies (CIFS).

Secondary candidates must have completed 45 credit hours in an eligible major content area (English or Biology, for example) OR must have completed a 30/20 split between two eligible content areas (Biology and Chemistry, for example). Some content areas require specific courses within those totals. See the list below for eligible endorsement. Please keep in mind 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 Secondary Education

Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate

Type of Idaho Teaching Certification: Varies by content area

What can I do with this certificate?

This certification program leads to initial Idaho Teaching Certification

Graduates with this type of certification typically teach in a junior high, middle school, or high school grades 6-12, or art grades K-12, or 6-12

Select credits from this 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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