New Elementary Education Adult Degree Program in Boise Prepares Students to Teach in Idaho

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Applications now being accepted for George Fox University’s first cohort, scheduled to begin course work in fall of 2011

George Fox University will introduce an elementary education adult degree program at its Boise Center location, with the first cohort scheduled to begin course work in the fall of 2011.

Applications for admission to the full-time bachelor’s degree program are now being accepted. The elementary major offers course work that prepares students to apply for initial licensure, with authorization to teach in Idaho in both public and private schools at the elementary (grades K-8) level.

The program’s format is designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults, with classes scheduled one night per week and one Saturday per month at the Boise Center, located at 1810 S. Eagle Road, Suite 101, in Meridian.

Among the admission requirements is the completion of 62-69 semester hours of transferable credit made up of general education and electives and passing scores on either the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or Praxis 1 Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST).

Some classes are offered in a hybrid format, which combines face-to-face classroom time with online courses. The curriculum requires students to work in the field, sending students into elementary schools to provide quality student-teaching experiences.

Those who enroll are a part of a small, supportive cohort consisting of no more than 18 people. Major classes are completed with the same group of students, allowing colleagues to provide motivation and support through the process. Students typically complete the degree in five or six semesters.

Also built into the program is an ESOL endorsement (English for Speakers of Other Languages) which will be online, running concurrently with the face-to-face classes.

To learn more about the program, including cost and admissions information, contact admissions counselor Sandi Gregory at 208-639-8511 or visit the university’s adult degree programs website.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top three Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Sandi Gregory
Admissions Counselor

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