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National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Division of Education
Lewis-Clark State College
500 Eighth Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Welcome to Secondary Teacher
Education at Lewis-Clark State College!
We are proud
of our nationally recognized programs to
assist highly qualified, secondary (grades
6-12) teacher candidates. Our programs are
geared to meet the needs of a variety of
individual situations. We offer traditional
on-campus programs as well as cutting edge
distance learning programs for individuals
who cannot attend on-campus classes. We work
with mid-life career changers and veterans
and support the State of Idaho Alternative
Authorization - Content Specialist option
for certification. For post-bac students
we support both broad-field and narrow field
teaching specializations. Endorsements in
and Gifted/Talented Education are available
on campus and through distance learning.
Our tuition and fees continue to be among
the most reasonable in the Northwest, and
we are consistently ranked among the top
comprehensive colleges in the region by U.S.
News and World Report.
An Integrated Undergraduate Program For Highly
Qualified Individuals Who Want To Make A Difference
PACE (Pathways for Accelerated
Certification and Endorsement) and State Alternative
teaching certification courses are integrated
with BA/BS Degree programs in the following
teaching fields: English Language and Literature;
Kinesiology and Health; Mathematics; Natural
Sciences (Broadfield); and Social Sciences
preparation permits individuals to teach all
the subjects in the discipline typically found
in secondary schools and thus adds to their
professional marketability. Preparation includes
some courses in each of the specialty areas
of the discipline and additional courses in
an area of emphasis. Teaching minors and endorsements
are available in a variety of fields: English
As A Second Language; Gifted/Talented Education;
and Special Education.
is intended for highly qualified individuals
who possess BA/BS Degrees or will qualify
for them within a semester and want to obtain
Secondary (grades 6-12) Teaching Certification.
These individuals are unable to attend regularly
scheduled on-campus classes. The PACE program
is delivered on the Internet through asynchronous
Blackboard courses supported in later phases
by web cameras and software provided to the
candidates. Post-bac candidates may earn certification
in single subject and broadfield preparation.
PACE provides individuals opportunities to
accelerate based on documented life experiences
and demonstrated pedagogical knowledge, skills,
and dispositions. PACE does not support Professional-Technical
Certification at this time.