PACE Elementary Education (Coeur d'Alene)

Based in Coeur d'Alene, the PACE Program provides opportunity for qualified candidates to achieve elementary teacher certification and endorsement.  Whether getting a jump-start on college credits or changing careers, this pathway might be right for you if you are unable to attend a traditional, teacher-education program.

Individuals considering the Elementary Education PACE program should begin by submitting a Request for Transcript Evaluation Form, and copies of all transcripts from higher education institutions, to the CDA PACE coordinator.

Transcripts will be evaluated to create an individualized learning plan for the applicant which will then be reviewed with the applicant during an advising appointment. The applicant will also receive directions for applying to the college and first steps toward class registration.

In order to enter the first summer program, the qualified applicant will have a minimum 3.0 GPA and taken either the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Exam (5001), or the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching Exam (7811). All Praxis exams must be passed prior to the candidate entering the second summer program.

Content endorsement areas, that meet state certification requirements, include:

  • Literacy
  • Middle School Math
  • Middle School Science
  • Middle School Social Studies
  • Special Education

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

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