The Elementary Education program is designed to introduce students to the teaching profession, help students earn an Associate of Arts degree, and assist students as they prepare for transfer to a four-year elementary education program. We work closely with our local four-year partners and offer an associate degree that can be customized to match the requirements of the Teacher Education Program that best meets your educational needs. Coursework in the Teacher Education Program includes foundations in education, social systems and diversity, exceptionality in the schools, and educational technology. Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to observe teachers in local K-8 schools to see firsthand the skills, knowledge, and attitudes taught in the coursework. The program concludes with a capstone class that aids students in building an evidence-based e-portfolio that highlights their work and helps prepare them for admission into a four-year college or university.
Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree and meets the general-education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution (if known).