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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. 

Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees – Standard Teaching Certificates

Alternative Routes to Certification

The COE offers the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) as an alternative route to certification through approved application packets and individualized Alternative Route plans. Alternative authorizations are initiated by the hiring school district. Contact the Idaho State Department of Education website and the COE Kent Student Support Center for information.

Additional Endorsements

Additional subject area endorsements can be added 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.