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What will I learn?

Teach students in middle school or high school

To succeed in the classroom, secondary school teachers need a specific skill set that not only prepares them to teach teen-aged students, but also equips them with a certain level of expertise in their chosen subject, whether it is science, math, English, history, art or other area.

This program provides the latest methods, strategies, tools and technologies used to teach sixth- through twelfth-grade students. You will explore child development and psychology and gain in-depth knowledge in the subject area that you want to teach. You will also gain experience in the classroom with one semester of student teaching under the supervision of a practicing teacher.

Teacher certification, a requirement for teaching in a public school, varies from state to state. Upon completion of your coursework, you will be eligible to take the teacher certification exam for the state in which you want to is program could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working with youth
  • Are interested in studying and teaching in a specific subject area
  • Are a patient, positive person
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills
  • Are willing to work hard to overcome challenges

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Teacher in grades 6-12

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023

Venue

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,

MOSCOW,

Idaho,

83844, United States

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023

Venue

University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene

1031 N. Academic Way,

Suite 242,

COEUR D'ALENE,

Idaho,

83814, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A 2.5 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale is required from your secondary school. You must meet criteria for admission to university-level study in your home country.

For international students

Students must have 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. They must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country. They should also satisfy the following English language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
  • ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
  • Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
  • English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution

Priority Application Dates – Fall: May 1; Spring: October 1; Summer: March 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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