Alternative Routes to Teaching

Alternative Routes Information and Applications

IF A NEW BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CHECK IS REQUIRED FOR AN APPLICANT, THE $40 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THE PACKET OR 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 $40 FEE.

Word Icon Provisional Authorization Application Packet
  • The purpose of this authorization is to allow Idaho school districts to request an emergency authorization to hire an individual who is not appropriately certified after all attempts to hire an appropriately certificated person have failed. IMPORTANT: The Provisional Authorization cannot be used for any teacher teaching core content to Title I students in a targeted or schoolwide setting.
Word Icon Alternative Authorization — Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement Application Packet
  • 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.
Word Icon RENEWAL Alternative Authorization - Teacher to New Application Packet
  • The purpose of this application packet is for Idaho school districts to RENEW an Alternative Authorization - Teacher to New Certification/Endorsement request.
Word Icon Alternative Authorization - Pupil Personnel Services Application Packet
  • 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.)
Word Icon RENEWAL Alternative Authorization - Pupil Personnel Services Packet
  • The purpose of this application packet is for Idaho school districts to RENEW an Alternative Authorization - Pupil Personnel Services request
Word Icon Alternative Authorization — Content Specialist Application Packet
  • The purpose of this alternative authorization is to offer an expedited route to certification for individuals who are highly and uniquely qualified in a subject area to teach in a district with an identified need for teachers in that area.
Word Icon Computer-Based Alternate Route Process
  • American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is a computer-based alternate 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.
Requirements for Alternate Routes to Certification/Endorsement for the Teacher to New Endorsement Program (Pathway 1 and Pathway 2) and ABCTE Candidates

(For candidates who have been approved for the Teacher to New Endorsement Program and those 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 (All Candidates)
PDF Icon Performance Assessment Portfolio (ABCTE and Pathway 2 Only)
PDF Icon Literature Review of Best Practices in Content Area (ABCTE and Pathway 2 Only)
PDF Icon Impact on Student Learning Project (ABCTE Candidates Only)