The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is a rigorous, accelerated pre-professional program leading to initial certification. Students can select from two pathways; Secondary (grades 6-12)/Art (K-12 or 6-12) or Elementary (grades K-8). Students who have a bachelor’s degree and who meet Graduate College admission requirements may enroll in a graduate certificate program that prepares them to qualify for teacher certification from the Idaho State Department of Education. Select credits from certification programs may be applied to a master’s degree program. Advising and review of transcripts will be done by the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies.
Graduate Certificate in Teaching (Elementary Pathway) candidates are required to complete one 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 elementary.
Graduate Certificate in Teaching (Secondary Pathway) for secondary/art teacher certification must complete either an approved single endorsement of at least 45-semester credits hours or 67-quarter hours or a 30-credit primary area and one or more supplemental endorsements of at least 20 credits (see list of available approved endorsements below). Some content areas require specific courses within those totals. A degree in a subject may not necessarily include the specific content and courses required for certification.
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