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Idaho State University

Become a Teacher

Preparing professional educators for teaching and leadership in schools

The Department of Teaching and Educational Studies and its partners exemplify and prepare professional educators who are reflective, ethical, and lifelong learners. We prepare effective professional educators in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and online. We even have fast-track programs to allow you to serve your community while you learn.

Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees – Standard Teaching Certificates

  • Bachelor of Arts in Blended Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in
      Elementary Education
      Special Education
      Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Music Education (see Department of Music in School of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Letters)

Graduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees 

  • Deaf Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Literacy
  • Masters of Art in Teaching
  • Music Education (K-12)
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Alternative Routes to Certification

The COE offers the MAT as an alternative route to certification through approved application packets and individualized Alternative Route plans. Contact the Idaho State Department of Education website and the COE Kent Student Support Center for information.

Additional Endorsements

Add subject area endorsements by completing additional coursework in a content area prior to graduation or you can add endorsements to your existing Standard Instructional Certificate after graduation and initial certification. See the Idaho State Department of Education website for more information.