This certification option is only available for candidates with a current Idaho certificate who don’t hold the endorsement for the area of need. The purpose of this alternative authorization is to allow Idaho school districts to request endorsement/certification when a professional position cannot be filled with someone who has the correct endorsement/certification.
Teacher to New-Endorsement educators electing Route Option I – College/University will receive a one-year certificate that may be renewed for two additional years with evidence of satisfactory progress towards completion of state-approved preparation program. Otherwise, candidates will receive a one-year, nonrenewable certificate when using Route Option II – Master’s Degree or Route Option III – Content Competency/Mentoring.
Requirements during the authorization include the following.
Option I Candidates – College/University
- Complete an educator preparation program and obtain an Institutional Recommendation.
Option II Candidates – Master’s degree in the content area (one-year, nonrenewable certificate)
- Signed District/Charter and Mentor Recommendation for Alternative Authorization – Teacher to New Endorsement OPTION II and III Completers form confirming completion of a State Board-approved mentor program.
Option III Candidates – content area assessment plus mentoring (one-year, nonrenewable certificate)
- Pass the applicable Praxis II assessment(s) in the endorsement area; completed baccalaureate degree in the content area; or meet or exceed the required number of points using the Uniform Standard for Evaluating Content Competency.
- Complete a one-year, state board-approved mentoring program. Signed District/Charter and Mentor Recommendation for Alternative Authorization-Teacher to New Endorsement Option II and III Completers form confirming completion of a State Board Approved Mentor Program.
Once requirements are completed, the candidate applies for a revision of certificate.
CTE Alternative Authorization – Teacher to New Application Packet (New/Renewal)
Uniform Standard for Evaluating Content Competency rubric
District/Charter and Mentor Recommendation for CTE Alternative Authorization – Teacher to New Endorsement Option II and III Completers form