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ISU College of Education Extends Paraprofessional to Certified Teacher (PaCT) Program Across East Idaho

Students in the Paraprofessional to Certified Teacher program outside the College of EducationAfter 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. 

Paying it Forward: First-Generation Graduate Plans to Help Next Generation

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. 

In May 2023, Navarrete graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, with endorsements in English as a Second Language (ESL) and history as well as minors in Spanish and history. She hopes to begin a career in the school district where she once struggled, and let other students know they are not alone. 

Students participate in teaching practicum in the Dominican Republic!

11 ISU students in the Dominican Republic

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.

The purpose of the practicum was to help future teachers understand the complexities of teaching students from diverse backgrounds and to better understand differences between international and local Idaho school contexts. Participants were immersed in a new and diverse culture and were able to collaborate with teachers from all over the world and teach students from culturally and linguistically rich backgrounds. 


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