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The Region 13 Elementary & Secondary Education Areas Program is a 17-month teacher preparation and certification program that provides professionals from different fields with an alternative to the traditional university route to certification. This rigorous, field-based program integrates theory with practice, allowing teacher-interns to make valuable contributions to public schools as they build strategies for success in the classroom.

The Elementary & Secondary Education Program includes all elementary and secondary level certification areas including special education. 

See our Certification Areas page for a full list of certifications covered by this program.

Teaching with Full Pay:

  • During the internship year, the teacher-intern secures a position with a district as a teacher of record with full pay and full benefits. 
  • Upon successful completion of the internship year, program requirements and state licensing requirements, participants will earn a Standard teaching certificate in their teaching assignment/certification area. 
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