Alternative Routes to Teaching

Announcements

  • The Provisional Authorization is no longer available to districts/charters. Please refer to the Althernative Authorization - Content Specialist.
  • If a new background investigation check is required for an applicant, the fee must be included with the packet. If the district has an established escrow account, this must be clearly indicated on the first page of the application or the packet will be returned for the fee.

 

Which Alternative Authorization is right for me?

If you are a school district/charter looking to fill an area of need with a candidate who does not hold appropriate certification/endorsement, refer to the Summary of Alternative Authorizations/Routes to Certification to see what options are available to districts/charters.

If you are a candidate interested in alternative routes to certification/endorsement, please refer to the summary to see what options are available to individual applicants.

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Alternative Authorizations For Districts

Content Specialist

The purpose of this alternative authorization is to offer an expedited route to certification for individuals who are qualified in a subject area to teach in a district with an identified need for teachers in that area.

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Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement
NEW Certificate/Endorsement
The purpose of this authorization is to allow an Idaho
school district/charter to hire a person who holds a valid Idaho credential to serve in an assignment for which the individual does not currently hold the applicable certificate/endorsement. The
district must show the candidate is otherwise uniquely qualified to serve in the assignment while working toward obtaining the proper certificate/endorsement.
RENEW Certificate/Endorsement
The purpose of this application packet is for Idaho school districts to RENEW an Alternative Authorization - Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement request.
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Pupil Personnel Services
NEW Certificate/Endorsement
The purpose of this alternative authorization is to allow Idaho
school districts to request a certificate/endorsement when a
position requiring the Pupil Personnel Services certificate cannot
be filled with someone who has the correct endorsement/
certification. (The exception to this rule is the School Nurse
endorsement and the Speech Language Pathologist. The
requirements for this endorsement are already defined in
State Board rule.)
RENEW Certificate/Endorsement
The purpose of this application packet is for Idaho school districts to RENEW an Alternative Authorization - Pupil Personnel Services request
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Non-Traditional Route For Candidates

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE)

A computer-based route designed as an avenue to enter the teaching profession or to add additional certificates or endorsements to an already existing Idaho teaching credential. The candidate must first hold a Bachelor’s degree.

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Teach For America (TFA)

Teach for America is a program designed to enlist college graduates with a Bachelor’s degree to teach in low-income communities for two years.

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Interim Endorsement Process Application

School Nurse/Speech Language

The purpose of the interim endorsement is to allow the professional nurse or speech language pathologist up to three years to complete the requirements to obtain the Pupil Personnel Service Certificate. The candidate must first hold a Bachelor's degree in the respective area.

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ABCTE & TFA Mentor Program Requirements

For candidates who have been approved for completing the ABCTE interim certificate process

PDF Icon Overview of Requirements
PDF Icon Evaluator Checklist
PDF Icon Mentor Checklist
PDF Icon Classroom Observation Standards for Assessing Teacher Performance & Proficiency Rubric
PDF Icon Performance Assessment Portfolio
PDF Icon Literature Review of Best Practices in Content Area
PDF Icon Impact on Student Learning Project

 

Teacher to New-Option IV, Pathway 1 and 2 Requirements

For candidates who have been approved for the Teacher to New Endorsement Program

Pathway 1
Pathway 2
PDF Icon Overview of Requirements PDF Icon Overview of Requirements
PDF Icon Evaluator Checklist PDF Icon Evaluator Checklist
PDF Icon Mentor Checklist PDF Icon Mentor Checklist
PDF Icon Classroom Observation Standards for Assessing Teacher Performance & Proficiency Rubric PDF Icon Classroom Observation Standards for Assessing Teacher Performance & Proficiency Rubric
  PDF Icon Performance Assessment Portfolio
  PDF Icon Literature Review of Best Practices in Content Area