Christian University Introduces Elementary Education Adult Degree Program in Idaho

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George Fox University will begin a fall cohort at its Boise Center location in Meridian

Adults interested in becoming a teacher in Idaho are encouraged to apply now for the fall start of a new elementary education degree program offered at George Fox University.

Classes are offered at the university’s Boise Center, located at 1810 S. Eagle Road, Suite 101, in Meridian. The program is designed to accommodate the schedules of busy adults, with classes meeting one night per week and one Saturday per month.

The 41-credit-hour major, accredited by the Idaho State Board of Education, offers course work that prepares students to apply for initial licensure with authorization to teach in Idaho’s public and private schools with an Elementary K-8 certificate. Students also have the option of adding an English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement, which requires an additional 11 semester hours of course work.

Many classes are offered in a hybrid format, combining online and in-class formats. The curriculum also includes opportunities to work in the field, sending students into elementary schools to provide quality student-teaching experiences.

Among the admission requirements is the completion of 62 semester hours of transferrable 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).

Those who enroll are part of a small, supportive cohort consisting of no more than 20 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 semesters.

To learn more about the program, including cost and admissions information, contact admissions counselor Sandi Gregory at 208-375-3900, 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, Elementary Education Program

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