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The College of Idaho has a state-approved program that makes it possible for students who successfully complete either the Fifth-Year Internship program or the MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) program to be eligible for initial certification in Idaho.

After completion of a bachelor’s degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Pre-certification (elementary) or a minor in Education (secondary), along with the additional requirements necessary for certification, candidates must complete a fifth-year internship that may or may not include completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT).  During this time, candidates will engage in coursework in pedagogy, research, and teach at the elementary or secondary school level under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Interested students should contact the Education Department for more information.