Graduate Programs


Education Department Graduate Programs

The Education Department at The College of Idaho offers graduate coursework leading to two master's degrees, a certification-only internship, and two courses of study leading to endorsements.


The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is for new teachers who wish to attain certification in Idaho while also completing graduate work.  The program is designed to be completed in two years with course work beginning in the summer, continuing through the internship year, and culminating in a final summer session. Enrollment in the MAT program is limited to 15 students.  Preference will be given to students who have been enrolled in The College of Idaho's undergraduate teacher education program. Applications will be accepted for review from:

  • College of Idaho graduates who have completed the Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Precertification major or the Education minor.
  • Those who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with appropriate course work in an area of endorsement, and the Education minor.  NOTE: Candidates for secondary certification must have required course work in two teaching fields.


The Master of Education (MEd) program in Curriculum and Instruction, with endorsements in Bilingual Education or English as a New Language (ENL), consists of 36 credits with concentrations in Bilingual Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The program prepares already-certified teachers to effectively educate culturally and linguistically diverse students in a variety of classroom contexts. Successful completion of the program fulfills the Idaho State Department of Education requirements for a K-12 endorsement in English as a New Language (ENL). An additional six upper-division credits in Spanish will meet the requirements for an endorsement in Bilingual Education

Both the MAT and MEd degree programs provide opportunity for candidates to contribute to the knowledge base of education by completing a thesis based upon original work.

Follow the links at the top this page for more information about the MAT and MEd programs and for application forms.

Certification Only Internship

The certification-only program is for students who have a degree from The College of Idaho, have completed the appropriate undergraduate course work in education, wish to be certified teachers in Idaho, but who do not wish to complete the MAT degree.

Endorsement Only

For those certified teachers who wish to complete additional endorsements in Bilingual Education or English as a New Language (ENL), but who do not wish to complete the MEd degree, we offer endorsement-only programs.