Idaho - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

The State Board of Education has adopted the standards by NCATE to assess preparation programs.


Under rules set forth by the Idaho State Department of Education Teacher Certification, in order to become a certified teacher in the state, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree either from an accredited teacher preparation institution in Idaho or from an accredited college or university that uses National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for teacher preparation. Your teacher preparation program must also conduct a technology assessment on all teacher applicants, to make sure you are proficient in technology skills necessary in the classroom. During your Idaho teacher preparation program, expect to participate in student teaching. If you completed your educator preparation program in another country, you must obtain a written evaluation of your academic credentials from a NACES member agency.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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