Adult and Professional Programs in Elementary Education (M.Ed)
Students at least 23 years of age who hold a Bachelorís degree from an accredited university may complete the necessary course work and student teaching to be eligible for an Idaho Teaching Certificate at the Elementary (K-8) level.
Admission into the Adult and Professional Programs in Education is provisional until the candidate is accepted at Checkpoint One. Admission into the Graduate Education program is also provisional until accepted at Checkpoint One. Candidate must complete all program requirements in order to maintain active status.
Upon successful completion of 49 semester credits including ten (10) credits of student teaching, the student may apply for a teaching certificate through the Idaho State Department of Education.
After the Adult and Professional Programs in Education is completed, the student may take additional credits to complete a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree. The number of credits necessary will vary, but will be a minimum of 11 graduate level credits. If the student is interested in an endorsement in English as a New Language (ENL) or Exceptional Child, they may take additional coursework towards this master's program.
The Adult and Professional Program in Education requires one full calendar year plus one full university semester of full-time student teaching. In addition, students must complete eighty (80) hours of field experiences in K-12 schools during the program.
A cohort model is utilized with new cohorts beginning fall and spring semesters.