Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP)

Earn your initial teacher certification for Elementary (K-8) or Secondary (7-12) education. We offer a fast-track 9-Month Pathway as well as a more flexible 2-Year Pathway. Each pathway leads to your Master of Science in Education Degree. Learn more about Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP).

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The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Nationally Accredited through CAEP

The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recognizes that our students graduate with the curriculum expertise and tools for classroom success.

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ETEP student-teachers.

Select either our 9-Month or 2-Year Pathway

Choose the pathway that works best for your schedule and your career plans. Each pathway offers more classroom experience than typical teacher preparation programs.
ETEP students at a team-building day.

Benefit from a strong support system

During your internship, you’ll collaborate with a school-based mentor teacher, receive instruction from a faculty advisor, and progress along with fellow students.
ETEP alumna Laura Stevens.

Join a network of top professional teachers

Our alumni have been nationally recognized with the Presidential Award for Excellence, the Milken Educator Award, and board certification.
ETEP students taking notes.

Earn your ESL Endorsement

Many ETEP graduates continue their studies to earn an English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement.

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Connect with Us!

Questions about ETEP? We'd love to meet you and tell you more! Our Information Sessions are an excellent way to learn more about the benefits of our program.
Students reviewing ETEP application materials.

Apply Now!

View our Application Guide to get started. Our academic advisor will provide guidance as you complete the process.
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