Education

Transfer Program

Elementary or Middle School Teacher Education
The Education program is intended for students who wish to teach in an elementary or middle school education setting. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to teach kindergarten through grade eight in an elementary or middle school contact their transfer institution as soon as possible regarding specific coursework needed for the transfer institution’s core curriculum, college of education requirements, and/or state certification requirements. Delay in contacting the transfer institution may result in taking unnecessary courses. The following courses have a high probability for transfer and meet core requirements for an associate’s degree from North Idaho College.

Secondary Education
The Education program is intended for students who wish to teach in a middle school, or high school setting. Most transfer institutions and state teacher certification standards require high school teachers to complete a major area of study such as English, History, Art, or Biology. In preparation for transfer, NIC students may enroll in courses which have a high probability for transfer and courses that support their major area of study. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to teach in a high school setting contact their transfer institution as soon as possible regarding specific coursework needed for the transfer institution’s core curriculum, college of education requirements, and/or state certification requirements. Delay in contacting the transfer institution may result in taking unnecessary courses. Students wishing to pursue a career as a middle school teacher have two options. They can complete secondary requirements for high school teachers and be certified to teach grades 6-12 in their area. The second option would be to seek an elementary certification and seek an endorsement in their content area. Students who are uncertain about becoming a teacher may enroll in EDUC-201 as a sophomore. This course is designed to assist students in making an educated decision about teaching as a career choice.


 

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