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Undergraduate Degrees offered within the College of Education include: Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Secondary Education, Human Exceptionality/Special Education, and Physical Education.
The average class size is 20 students; this allows for personal interaction and small group work.
Most College of Education faculty members have been public school classroom teachers, have earned doctoral degrees, and are actively engaged in educational research.
A variety of on-campus professional and student organizations provide service opportunities, fundraising events, and teacher preparation enhancement experiences.
Opportunities for students to interact in school classrooms begin during the first semester in the program. Student teaching can be arranged and conducted almost anywhere: locally, nationally, or internationally.
Professional degrees meet the State of Idaho standards for certification, as well as the requirements in numerous other states. There are also additional opportunities for certification for students who already hold a Bachelor degree.
Feedback from principals and superintendents indicates that ISU students are well prepared and school districts want to hire our graduates. Elementary and secondary teachers are a high-need employment area across the U.S.
A variety of scholarships are available in the College of Education including special grants for those students admitted to the Teacher Education Program (e.g. federal government TEACH Grant).
Classrooms in the College of Education are well-designed and include the latest technology.
Multiple Campus Sites
Core education classes are taught at multiple sites including: Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Meridian.
All programs in the College of Education are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).