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Idaho State University offers accelerated program option for secondary education teacher candidates

Posted March 27, 2013

University students or recent graduates in a secondary teaching content area such as history, biology, science, music, health education, art, English or math can earn a secondary-education teaching certificate in a year from Idaho State University.

The summer session begins May 20 so students interested in entering the program in 2013 must have registration completed by then.

The ISU College of Education offers an Accelerated Program Option for secondary education candidates who have or are near completing degrees in a recognized content area. The program takes a summer and two semesters to complete.

 "Our students who are graduating in or already possess some of these selected liberal art majors can open up a lot of doors for employment by getting a teaching credential," said Susan Jenkins, assistant dean for the ISU College of Education. "And the program can be completed in a short time."

The ISU's secondary teaching certificate is generally easily transferable to other surrounding states, too, Jenkins said.

"Students who enter this program this summer session will be, upon completion of their coursework, ready to apply for their first teaching job at this same time next spring," Jenkins said.

The procedure for applying to the program is to complete a transcript evaluation request with the ISU College of Education and apply to the Teacher Education Program.  During the summer there are two sessions of three courses each, a fall semester with three courses and a spring semester for completing a student teaching internship.

For more information, visit the website ed.isu.edu or contact Paula Mandeville, coordinator of the ISU College of Education Teacher Education Advising Center, 208-282-5164 or mandpaul@isu.edu.

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