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Placement Rates of our Initial Certification Completers

Every year, Boise State Teacher Education prepares approximately 180-200 candidates for initial teaching certification. The majority of these candidates go on to 1) obtain their teaching certification, and 2) accept teaching positions in Idaho. Of those completers who accept teaching positions in Idaho, most stay within the Treasure Valley area (Boise, West Ada, Nampa, Kuna and Caldwell).

In 2018-2019, Boise State completed 200 initial certification candidates. All completers were eligible to apply for initial teaching certification. From that total, 183 (92%) went on to obtain certification.

Placement Rates by Totals

The "grand total of completers" is the number of students who completed a teacher preparation program for initial certification.

The "count of completers who chose to certify after program completion" is the number of completers who submitted an application for institutional recommendation to the associate dean for teacher education. Once the institutional recommendation for certification is signed by the associate dean, the completer's application is forwarded to the state department of education for initial certification.

The "Certification rate (count of completers who chose to certify/grand total)" is the percentage of students who submitted an application for institutional recommendation to the associate dean for teacher education. This is the total number of completers who applied for certification. It does not differentiate who went on to accept teaching positions.

The "Placement rate excluding those choosing not to certify from grand total (Placement count/grand total-not certified)" is the percentage of certified completers who were verified to be in teaching positions in the following year of completion (e.g., a 2017-2018 completer who can be verified in a teaching position in 2018-2019).

Note: The "placement rate" is calculated simply by dividing the number of completers who are teaching by the number of completers who completed certification. Some completers who certified went on as graduate students, chose not to work in education, or it was not possible to locate any information; these are still included in the denominator of the placement rate calculation.
Placement Rate2015-2016 Count/Rate2016-2017 Count/Rate2017-2018 Count/Rate2018-2019 Count/Rate
Grand total of completers162178169200
Count of completers who chose to certify after program completion 136161151183
Certification rate
(count of completers who chose to certify/grand total)
84%
(136/162)
90%
(161/178)
89%
(151/169)
92%
(184/200)
Placement rate excluding those choosing not to certify from grand total (Placement count/grand total-not certified)89%
(136/152)
82%
(133/146)
87%
(132/151)
80%
(148/183)

Rates of Placement Areas

Percentage (and counts) of placement areas for completers who accepted teaching positions.
Placement areas2015-2016
n=136
2016-2017
n=129
2017-2018
n=127
2018-2019
n=148
In Idaho90% (123)88% (113)90% (114)92% (136)
Out of Idaho8% (11)10% (13)8% (11) 5% (8)
Out of United States2% (2)2% (3)2% (2)3% (4)

Rates of Placement in Idaho

Percentage (and counts) of placement areas for completers who accepted teaching positions in Idaho.
Placement2015-2016
n=123
2016-2017
n=113
2017-2018
n=114
2019-2020
n=148
Charter7% (9)6% (7)5% (6)7% (10)
In-state, Private4% (5)4% (4)3% (3)--
Region 11% (1)3% (3)1% (1)2% (3)
Region 22% (3)2% (2)2% (2).5% (1)
Region 376% (94)82% (93)85% (97)86% (128)
Region 4 7% (9)3% (3)4% (4)3% (5)
Region 5------.5% (1)
Region 62% (2)1% (1)1% (1)1% (2)

Rates of Placement in Idaho's Region 3

Rates (and counts) of placement areas for completers who accepted teaching positions in Idaho's Region 3.
District2015-2016
n=94
2016-2017
n=93
2017-2018
n=97
2019-2020
n=128
001-Boise Independent19% (18)15% (14) 8% (8) 20% (26)
002-West Ada39% (37)41% (38) 40% (39) 26% (33)
003-Kuna Joint District3% (3)11% (10) 9% (9) 9% (12)
072-Basin School District----1% (1)
131-Nampa School District22% (21)13% (12) 11% (11) 12% (15)
132-Caldwell District5% (5)5% (5) 8% (8) 5% (7)
133-Wilder District--1% (1) --1% (1)
134-Middleton District3% (3)----4% (5)
135-Notus 1% (1)
136-Melba----1% (1)
137-Parma 1% (1)
139-Vallivue School District3% (3)1% (1) 7% (7) 4% (5)
193-Mountain Home District1% (1)5% (5) 2% (2) 1% (1)
221-Emmett Independent District--4% (4) --2% (3)
365-Bruneau-Grand View Joint School District 2% (2)1% (1) 2% (2) 1% (2)
371-Payette----1% (1)
373-Fruitland1% (1)1% (1) 1% (1) 1% (1)
421-McCall-Donnelly----1% (1)
422-Cascade District--1% (1) --
431-Weiser----1% (1)
432-Cambridge----1% (1)

Initial Completers by Title II Subject Areas

This table includes the number of initial completers by Title II-defined subject areas. These subject areas are aligned with Idaho IDAPA categories to best identify the number of completers by Idaho licensure areas.

Note: Some completers earned more than one licensure so the total count exceeds the completer totals
Title II Subject AreaIdaho IDAPA CategoriesNumber of 2017-2018 Completers Number of 2018-2019 Completers
Special EducationBlended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Pre-K Through Grade Six Or Blended Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education Birth Through Grade Three Or Early Childhood Special Education (Pre-K-3) Or Exceptional Child Generalist (K-8, 6-12, Or K-12)3026
Early Childhood EducationBlended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Pre-K Through Grade Six Or Blended Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education Birth Through Grade Three Or 1. Early Childhood Special Education (Pre-K-3)1214
Elementary EducationAll Subjects (K-8) Elementary Endorsement7381
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School EducationAny Completer Who Was Additionally Prepared With A Middle School Endorsement (5-9)2022
Secondary EducationAny Completer Who Was Prepared To Teach A 6-12 Secondary Endorsement Area5758
ArtVisual Arts (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12)410
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural EducationBilingual Education (K-12)32
BiologyBiological Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)65
ChemistryChemistry (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)42
Drama and DanceTheater Arts (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Humanities (5-9 Or 6-12)21
Earth ScienceEarth And Space Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Geology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)10
English as a Second LanguageEnglish As A New Language (Enl) (K-12)79
English/Language ArtsEnglish (5-9 Or 6-12)1316
GermanGerman10
HealthHealth (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12) 12
HistoryHistory (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Social Studies (5-9 Or 6-12)1620
MathematicsMathematics - Basic And/Or Standard (5-9 Or 6-12)2732
MusicMusic (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)212
Physical Education and CoachingPhysical Education (Pe) (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)912
PhysicsPhysics (6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)32
ReadingLiteracy (K-12)3228
Science Teacher Education/General ScienceNatural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)21
Social ScienceSociology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Sociology/Anthropology (5-9 Or 6-12)13
Social StudiesSocial Studies (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Economics (6-12) Or American Government /Political Science (6-12)129
SpanishSpanish71
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