Program Requirements  (Bachelor of Arts)

Upon completion of general education requirements, the Adult and Professional Program in Education requires a full calendar year of coursework plus one complete university semester of full-time student teaching in an approved Idaho public school. In addition, students must complete 145 hours of course-specific field experience in an approved public school during the program. Field experience placements are determined by the program. A cohort model is utilized in the program with new cohorts beginning fall and spring semesters. The Adult and Professional Program in Education requires the following items before the candidate is admitted to the program.  Admission is provisional until candidates formally pass Checkpoint One.

Program Requirements
  • Completion of the general education Classes
  • Sufficient Algebra and English scores on the ACT, or SAT, or equivalent test.  
  • Documentation showing the student has passed the Writing and Algebra portions of these tests in required.  Any of these tests will meet the requirement.  If you have not taken these tests or are unable to provide documentation of a passing score, contact the NNU Center for Academic Success and Advising to schedule a time to take the Accuplacer tests or the equivalent.  There are study guides available online. The required scores are below.
  Minimum English Score Minimum Mathematics Score
ACT 21 21
SAT 544 533
  • Completion of the PRAXIS Elementary Education Content Knowledge Multiple Subjects, test#5001.
    • This test should be taken prior to starting the Adult and Professional Program in Education.  For more information and registration information go to
  • The following are factors in determining acceptance into the program.
    • Checkpoint 1 Interview
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Grade of B- or better in all education major and liberal arts core courses
    • Writing Sample
    • Field Experience Reports
    • Disposition Assessments
  • The Adult and Professional Program in Education will not admit candidates to the teacher preparation program that have previously been denied an Institutional Recommendation (IR) for teacher certification or candidates that have completed a student teaching/internship experience and received a grade which resulted in not obtaining an Institutional Recommendation from that institution.