Prerequisite Coursework in Idaho
All states require at least a Bachelor’s degree to teach. Additionally, teachers in Idaho must meet undergraduate coursework requirements depending on desired level of teaching, which can be done by completing a state approved teacher preparation program. Certification types can be earned in different subject areas such as science, math, and English, or at different grade levels such as 5-9 or 6-12.
Idaho Teacher Certification Programs
Teacher Certification Programs can be taken online or on-site. They typically include an educational theory and classroom skills seminar and a fieldwork component of student teaching in the area. All Idaho educator programs must be approved by the State Board of Education and must meet with the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards. More information can be found on the Idaho Board of Education Educator Preparation page.
Required Tests for Idaho
Teachers in Idaho are required to take the Praxis II: Subject Tests in their specialty area. Idaho does not require a Basic Skills test.
You can learn more about the Praxis exams by visiting Teach.coms’ Ultimate Guide to the Praxis Exams and read more about teacher certification tests on Teach.com.
Initial Teaching Certifications
To earn your Idaho teaching credential you will have to complete the appropriate amount of undergraduate coursework and standardized tests, as well as an accredited certification program. Visit the Idaho Department of Education Certification page to learn more about getting your Teaching Credential in Idaho. Learn more about getting your teaching credential.