Division of Teacher Education

Secondary Education - The PACE Option


The PACE option for secondary education is an online option for candidates seeking to earn teaching licensure in the state of Idaho.  Only candidates already holding at least a bachelor's degree are allowed to participate in the PACE Secondary Education Program.  Most candidates come into the program already having taken their content specialization coursework, therefore needing only education pedagogy courses.  All education pedagogy coursework needed for certification is available online. This format allows us to support teacher candidates in all areas of Idaho, across the United States, and even overseas.  Content endorsement areas available through PACE that meet state certification requirements include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Kinesiology (PE/Health)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science (w/History)

While the delivery of coursework for the PACE Secondary Education Program differs from the on-campus Secondary Education Program, the requirements for completion are the same for both programs.  Please refer to the Secondary Education page for a list of necessary requirements for program completion and achievement of teacher certification. 

First Steps

Individuals interested in the PACE option should begin by submitting a Request for Transcript Evaluation form to the Division of Teacher Education, along with copies of all transcripts from previously attended higher education institutions. The evaluation report identifies content and pedagogy coursework for which the individual might receive credit, and includes a list of coursework needed to achieve certification.