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College of Education News
After a successful first year, the Idaho State University Paraprofessional to Certified Teacher (PaCT) program will expand in fall 2023 to include paraprofessionals from five additional Idaho school districts including Idaho Falls, American Falls, Shoshone-Bannock, Snake River, and Cassia County, in addition to SD25.
A notable strength of the PaCT program is its emphasis on continuous field experience since eligible paraprofessionals are still employed with the school district full time. Upon successful completion of the program, these paraprofessionals can transition into fully certified elementary or special education teachers, filling much-needed positions within the districts.
When Alexis Navarrete first started elementary school in American Falls, she spoke only Spanish. She still remembers struggling to learn a new language, and the isolating feelings that can come with it.
Eleven students from the Idaho State University Teaching and Educational Studies (TES) Department were given the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic as part of the International Reaching Out and Reflecting (ROARing) Experience in May 2023.