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How To Become A Teacher

Through our programs, you can become certified to teach in deaf education, early childhood, elementary education, secondary education, and special education. 

Please meet with your advisor at least once per semester. Applications are submitted to the Kent Center. Program admission occurs at the end of freshman year. 

Program Admission Requirements

More information about our Teacher Education Program Admission.

All teacher candidates must meet Gateway 1 requirements before starting this gateway. Completion of these requirements allows candidates to advance to Gateway 3. Applications for student teaching are due 1 year prior to the semester you have applied to student teach.

^Requires additional fees

All education majors must meet the listed requirements in order to graduate and get certified.

    • Teacher Education Portfolio
    • Student Teaching (Pass/Fail)
    • Idaho Professional Learning Plan (IPLP) and Common Summative Assessment (CSA).

Idaho State University Teacher Education Requirements Checklist

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Karen Ludwig

Advising Coordinator

Office: College of Education, Kent Center 215

(208) 282-2783


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