Program Overview

Lewis-Clark State college offers a degree in Elementary Education with the PACE Option available in Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint, and Twin Falls, Idaho. The program is available for those who work in an educational setting that have not earned a traditional educational diploma past an Associate degree or its equivalent. Students should be interested in the goal of earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in addition to Teacher certification.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize elementary education and skill development which will be applicable as an educator. Those classes include foundations of reading and literacy, the beginning reader, the developing reader, literacy development in a culturally and linguistically diverse classroom, and literacy development in an academically diverse classroom, among others.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary education and professional qualifications for roles as elementary educators in addition to earning their licensing in education. Those qualifications include using foundational knowledge to design or implement an integrated, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum, using appropriate and varied instructional approaches, including those that develop word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading-writing connections, use a wide range of texts from traditional print, digital, and online resources, understand various types of assessments and their purposes and strengths and employ them appropriately in the practice, to select, develop, administer, and interpret assessments, both in traditional print and electronic formats, for specific purposes, and to use assessment information to plan and evaluate instruction.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    The LCSC Teacher Education programs are fully accredited by NCATE.

    School Overview

    Lewis-Clark State College is a four-year public school located in Lewiston, Idaho. Governor William J. McConnell founded the school in 1893 as the Lewiston State Normal School, a teacher training school. In 1917, the school’s Administrative Building suffered from severe damage in a fire that was later concluded to be the act of arson and was believed to be committed by a student. In 1971 the school’s name was officially changed to Lewis-State College. 

    Lewis-Clark State College offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. In addition to these degrees, LCSC offers continuing education courses, distance education programs, workshops, conferences, apprenticeships, workforce training programs, and various non-credit educational programs.


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