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Adult and Professional Program in Elementary Education (M.Ed)

Director:  Dr. LoriAnn Sanchez

Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university may pursue a teaching credential by completing the required course work, field experience, and student teaching.  At the conclusion of the Adult and Professional Program in Education, candidates are eligible for an Institutional Recommendation leading to an Idaho Teaching Certificate at the Elementary (K-8) level with an endorsement in a middle school area, or a secondary area.  A cohort model is utilized with new cohorts beginning fall and spring semesters.

Admission into the Adult and Professional Program in Education is provisional until the candidate is accepted at Checkpoint One. Candidates must complete all program requirements in order to maintain enrollment in the Adult and Professional Programs in Education.

The Adult and Professional Program in Education requires one full calendar year of coursework plus one full university semester of full-time student teaching. In addition, candidates must complete 145 hours of course-specific field experiences in K-12 public schools during the program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the candidate may receive an Institutional Recommendation and may apply for a teaching certificate through the Idaho State Department of Education. 

After completion of the Adult and Professional Program in Education, the candidate may take additional credits to complete a Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation degree. A minimum of 12 graduate-level credits is required to complete the master's degree (M.Ed).