Adult and Professional Programs in Education
New Elementary and Secondary Education classes start every Fall and Spring.
- Classes on the Nampa NNU Campus.
- Earn a teaching certificate in 16 months.
- Elementary teacher candidates must have at least 2 years of college or university credit and required GE courses (see chart in program information link for details).
- Secondary teacher candidates must have a degree in the subject they wish to teach. If not, transcript will be evaluated for NNU content requirements in desired teaching subject.
- Classes meet 2 evenings a week, 5:30-9:30 PM.
- Allows candidates to maintain their daytime employment and/or family responsibilities. Some daytime hours are required for field experience.
- Elementary Education: Must be at least 23 years old and have completed prerequisite credits, which are available in the same accelerated evening or online format. You can earn either a B.A. or M.Ed with Elementary Certification, depending on prior degree status.
- Secondary Education: Must be at least 23 years old and have a bachelor degree in a content area.
To be recommended for teaching certification by NNU, a candidate must meet the complete requirements of the teacher education program in effect at the time of admission to teacher education and any additional requirements if required by the standards of State or regulatory agencies.
Call now for an appointment to discuss your educational goals and ACE program options!
Accreditation and Approval
Northwest Nazarene University’s education programs have maintained continuous accreditation through the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1967. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit undergraduate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. The NCATE stamp of approval signifies that the program meets the highest standards of excellence. In addition, NNU's Education programs are approved by the State of Idaho.