Students enrolled in the Online Elementary Teacher Education program (grades K-8) will complete 79 credits of professional education courses including a yearlong internship under the guidance of a faculty member who will serve as the LCSC Mentor and an on-site teacher educator (OSTE) in an elementary or middle school selected by LCSC (additional fees may apply depending on location and resources available). Elementary Education students will have opportunities to learn about, evaluate, practice and refine a variety of teaching strategies based on best teaching practices as identified by professional organizations, in content areas taught to elementary students. Students in Elementary Education will provide evidence through performance that they have become dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, content specialists, competent educational designers, capable educational facilitators, insightful educational evaluators, reflective professionals, and culturally responsive professionals before being recommended for elementary teacher certification. In accordance with state certification requirements, students will complete coursework for an endorsement in All Subjects, K-8 and a minor and endorsement in a second teaching area. Students are responsible for working closely with their advisor to ensure compliance with certification requirements.
Students who begin the online program in a fall semester may complete within 4 years if they take the courses as recommended in the program plans provided. Please be aware that not all courses are available online every semester. Therefore, scheduling classes as recommended in the program plans provided is best practice.
For more information, please contact:
Teresa Carmack, Ph.D.
Online Elementary Education Program Coordinator
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501