This minor is a prerequisite for admission to the fifth-year internship and Master of Arts in Teaching programs that lead to state certification as an elementary or secondary teacher. (Minor requirements are already included in the Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Precertification major.)
Candidates planning to teach at the secondary level must complete the Education Minor, a major that is approved as a first teaching field, and a 20-credit second teaching field that meets the endorsement requirements of the Idaho State Department of Education. In instances where the first and second teaching fields are in the same PEAK (e.g. chemistry and biology, math and physics, art and theatre, kinesiology and health), students will need to work closely with their advisor to ensure that their course of study sufficiently crosses all four PEAKs.