I have received quite a few requests from students in our program who wish to participate in the EDTECH 524 Online Field Experience. This student teaching practicum was originally intended only for Idaho teachers needing online teaching experience to meet the requirements for the Idaho K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement. I am happy to announce, that we will also be accepting requests from students interested in the field experience who are currently licensed teachers but not certified in Idaho, or those of you who are not certified teachers but wish to receive practical experience teaching in a K-12 online school. Please note that The Idaho K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement is an Idaho approved program and is not currently recognized in other states. Completing EDTECH 524 will not result in an endorsement in other states.
Because there are limited placements available, priority will be given to students in our program who are 1) certified Idaho teachers and 2) certified teachers in other states. Also be aware of the following:
- In order to be accepted, you must demonstrate significant progress in MET course work and in particular coursework directly related to K-12 online teaching methods and curriculum development. You can review the course requirements for the Endorsement on our website: http://edtech.boisestate.edu/idaho-k-12-online-teaching-endorsement-program/. Each request will be evaluated independently. (Please note that the Idaho Online Teaching Endorsement is currently only recognized in the state of Idaho for Idaho certified teachers.)
- Placement at this time is only available in Idaho virtual schools. You may request placement at Idaho Digital Learning Academy or iSucceed Virtual High School. Although we will do our best, we cannot guarantee placement in your chosen school.
- The state of Idaho requires a fingerprint and background check to teach in a public Idaho school. To allow sufficient time for this process, all requests must be received no later than August 8 for placement in Fall 2014.
- EDTECH 524 is currently designated as 2 credits but there are opportunities for one credit of Independent Study for additional effort (i.e. curriculum development, curriculum review, virtual tutoring, live student support).
This is a great opportunity to gain transcripted, online teaching experience - and one of only very few programs in the country. We are very excited that the two schools referenced above have made this opportunity available to more students in our program.
This is a great opportunity. Thanks for posting. Dixie