Division of Education and Kinesiology

Teacher Education Programs intro and overview

Introduction - A Tradition of Preparing Highly-Qualified Teachers

EDU Gem BoxLewis-Clark State College was created with a single purpose--to prepare teachers. Now, more than a century later, the LCSC Division of Education & Kinesiology continues to draw recognition for its excellence in preparing highly-qualified teachers. Innovative programs in both elementary and secondary education are offered by a caring and dedicated faculty.  These programs provide a strong mix of coursework and classroom teaching experiences that help student to become competent teachers.

LCSC Teacher Education promotes high quality in teaching through a unique combination of student-centeredness, collaborative instruction, curriculum integration, professional partnerships, a dedicated faculty, extensive field experiences, and attention to performance assessment. For undergraduate students, LCSC offers Bachelor's Degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education. Completion under these disciplines also leads to an Idaho teaching certificate. For the post-baccalaureate student, our Elementary and Secondary Education programs lead to state certification.  Numerous areas of specialization can also be completed.

Learn more about our Elementary Education Program!

Learn more about our Secondary Education Program!

Our Mission to Prepare Caring Professionals Who Teach for Understanding in Communities of Learning

Our teacher education programs are designed to prepare competent, caring teachers who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be effective in helping all students learn.

Through the education experiences gained from college coursework and on-site field placements in schools, our teacher education students (referred to as teacher candidates) develop the knowledge and skills to become highly-qualified teachers. Coursework and field experiences revolve around a focused set of Professional Standards for Teachers. Continual attention to professional standards ensures that the teacher candidate remains focused on the right capabilities to perform successfully in shaping and facilitating the education of young learners.

To find out what is important to us in the preparation of highly-qualified teachers, read more about our Mission and Conceptual Framework.

To find out the traits that we expect our students to gain to become highly-qualified teachers, read about our Professional Standards.

Did you know...?

Our teacher education program was re-accredited by NCATE in May of 2014!