The primary purpose of Idaho’s Alternative Authorization – Content Specialist program is to prepare qualified individuals to teach in specific subject areas. This teaching certificate takes three years to earn and is not renewable. Upon completion of three years of teaching, candidates may apply for a five-year license.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Candidates who are interested in completing this program must:
Have a bachelor’s degree in a related subject area
Pass the PRAXIS II test in the chosen subject area to be taught
Have a prospective employer willing to hire
Pass a criminal background check
Choose a university teacher preparation program and develop a plan to earn certification
Tuition and fees for this program vary depending on the college the candidate chooses to attend and the number of credit hours taken. The candidate must also pay $100 for the application and $40 for the background check. Scholarships, grants and federal or private student loans can help students pay for this certification program.