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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

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There is more than one path towards becoming a licensed teacher in Idaho.

The traditional way involves the student completing at least a bachelor's degree and a teacher preparation program.

The second way is offered through The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE), an organization that offers a teaching program that is less expensive than colleges or universities. This program, offered online, can be completed in less than a year. Upon completion, the student obtains a teaching position in an Idaho school and applies for a 3-year teaching certificate from the state of Idaho.

  • 1 teaching programs in Idaho accredited by CAEP
  • Consider an Online Bachelors, as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • Consider an Online M.Ed., as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Idaho

While teaching, the teacher must complete a two-year mentorship program and complete any required assessment tests. Once the mentorship is complete and within three years, the individual must apply for a state-issued Idaho teaching license.

However, students who want to earn their teach certificates at an actual college have several options in schools and programs in Idaho. Learn more below.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Requirements to Teach in Idaho

Depending on the level of teaching, teaching in Idaho requires a Bachelor's degree and meets the following criteria of undergraduate coursework.

Elementary Education - A minimum of 24 semester credit hours related to the subject matter and skills of education. Those credit hours include six in developmental reading and six elementary student teaching credit hours.
Secondary Education - A minimum of 20 semester hours in the professional subject matter on instructional technology of secondary education are requirements. Those 20 hours include three credit hours of reading in the content area to be taught and six credit hours of secondary student teaching. Secondary teaching certification requires two fields of preparation. The primary field requires 30 credit hours. A secondary area requires 20 credit hours.
Special education - A minimum of 30 hours in special education.

There is no basic skills test, but Idaho teachers must take the Praxis II: Subject Tests related to their specialty area. All Idaho teacher programs have to meet the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards and be approved by Idaho's State Board of Education.

Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

The state of Idaho recognizes the value of postsecondary education. It offers various scholarship options for Idaho students who are eligible. The scholarships listed below, administered by the State Board of Education, receive funding from multiple sources.

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship - The Idaho Legislature and Governor C. L. Otter established this scholarship to remove higher education barriers and prepare college and university graduates for the workforce. The scholarship awards as much as $3500 each year and is renewable for four years.
Tschudy Family Scholarship - This scholarship was bequeathed from the Alene M. Swindle estate. The Tschudy Family Scolarship is awarded to eligible Emmett High School graduates pursuing a degree from a public Idaho four-year college or university. Recipients are selected based on financial need, integrity, and academic merit. It is a $2500 award that is renewable for five years of undergraduate and two years of graduate study.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Two components established Idaho residency - pathway and domicile requirements. First, all conditions for a selected pathway must be met, then the domicile requirements. Pathways include:

  • Dependent student
  • Independent student
  • Idaho high school graduate
  • Elementary/secondary educations completed in the state
  • Married to a resident of Idaho
  • Member of the armed forces
  • Idaho Native American Indian Tribe member
  • Professional student of or graduate from an Idaho institution

A person's domicile is the fixed and permanent place and home of habitation. Establishing an Idaho domicile is done by the demonstration of the following criteria for at least 12 months before the start of a term.
Independent undergraduates enrolled full-time during the past 12 months, must prove permanent, full-time employment in Idaho and file an Idaho resident tax return for the previous year. Independent student, spouse, or parent/guardian, not enrolled full-time the last 12 months, have the same requirements or establish a minimum of five of this list of factors.

  • Leasing or owning an Idaho residence
  • Registered and pay Idaho fees or taxes other than income tax
  • Registered voter
  • Idaho ID or driver's license
  • Abandoned previous domicile
  • Establish an Idaho financial institution account

Professional or graduate students who are full-time students at an Idaho institution of higher learning qualify for in-state tuition.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Idaho

Idaho State University
Pocatello
CAEP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Idaho

Idaho students in need of bachelor degree programs to help them obtain a teaching license will find many options at Boise State University. BSU offers a BA degree in elementary education as well as BA in elementary education programs with majors in bilingual/ENL or TOSEL/ENL an concentrations in literacy; language and culture; and curriculum, instruction and foundational studies.

Brigham Young University – Idaho offers bachelor degrees in various majors including early childhood education and teaching; early childhood special education (P-3); elementary education (k-8); secondary education (6-12) and special education (k-12). Like many teacher programs, the programs at BYU-Idaho include coursework, supervised teaching experiences, field work and internships. Students must have some teaching experience prior to getting their teaching license. The teacher education programs also offer concentrations in health, science, social studies, mathematics, music and biology.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Idaho

BSU also has a variety of master degree programs for teachers looking to advance their education. Some of their offerings include Master of Education programs in bilingual education or English as a second language, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies; Master of Science in Educational Leadership or Educational Technology; Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies. A Master of Science in STEM Education is also offered at BSU.

Online Teaching Degrees in Idaho

Boise State University offers an online graduate teaching endorsement (k-12) as well as an online education technology graduate program. The cost for these two programs is the same for Idaho and out-of-state students.

BYU offers an online associate degree program in general studies for students who want to earn a bachelor degree but aren’t quite ready. The associate degree generally acts as the first two years of a bachelor degree program. An online bachelor degree program in interdisciplinary studies is also available at BYU. Online education programs are offered at the associate, bachelor and graduate level at Northwest Nazarene University.

Idaho Teaching Certification & Specializations

Boise State University offers a bachelor’s degree dual program in special education and early and special education that provides the student with elementary education certification. They also offer a similar program that provides certification in early childhood intervention. BSU also offers educational technology certificate programs that focus on areas like school technology coordination or technology integration specialist. NNU has certification programs for elementary education and secondary education.