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Teacher Certification Rates

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 2020-2021, Boise State completed 231 initial certification candidates. All completers were eligible to apply for initial teaching certification. From that total, 218 (94%) went on to obtain certification. Of those who certified and chose to take teaching positions, 158 (84%) stayed in Idaho.

These numbers are generally consistent with trends from the past six years:

  • around 85-90% of Boise State completers apply for teaching certification after graduating
  • of those completers who certify and choose to teach, around 85-90% stay in Idaho
  • of those who certify, choose to teach and stay in Idaho, around 75-80% stay in Region III.

Initial 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, and the "certification rate (count of completers who chose to certify/grand total)" is the percentage 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 Idaho State Department of Education for teacher licensure. These report the 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 Rate2015-20162016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-20202020-2021
Grand total of completers162178169200
180231
Count of completers who chose to certify after program completion 136161151183162218
Certification rate
(count of completers who chose to certify/grand total)
84%
(136/162)
90%
(161/178)
89%
(151/169)
92%
(183/200)
90%
(162/180)
94%
(218/231)
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)
79%
(128/162)
86%
(187/218)

Rates of Placement Areas

Percentage (and counts) of placement areas for completers who accepted teaching positions in Idaho, out of Idaho, and out of the United States.
Placement areas2015-2016
n=136
2016-2017
n=129
2017-2018
n=127
2018-2019
n=148
2019-2020
n=128
2020-2021
n=187
In Idaho90%
(123)
88%
(113)
90%
(114)
92%
(136)
95%
(121)
84%
(158)
Out of Idaho8%
(11)
10%
(13)
8%
(11)
5%
(8)
5%
(7)
16%
(29)
Out of United States2%
(2)
2%
(3)
2%
(2)
3%
(4)
00

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
2018-2019
n=148
2019-2020
n=121
2020-2021
n=158
Charter7% (9)6% (7)5% (6)7% (10) 13% (16)8% (12)
In-state, Private4% (5)4% (4)3% (3)--2% (2)5% (8)
Region 11% (1)3% (3)1% (1)2% (3) 2% (2)1% (2)
Region 22% (3)2% (2)2% (2).5% (1) --
Region 376% (94)82% (93)85% (97)86% (128) 79% (96)80% (127)
Region 4 7% (9)3% (3)4% (4)3% (5)3% (4)3% (4)
Region 5------.5% (1) 1% (1)1% (2)
Region 62% (2)1% (1)1% (1)1% (2) -1% (1)

 

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
2018-2019
n=128
2019-2020
n=96
2020-2021
n=127
001-Boise Independent School District19%
(18)
15%
(14)
8%
(8)
20%
(26)
32%
(31)
26%
(33)
002-West Ada Joint School District 39%
(37)
41%
(38)
40%
(39)
26%
(33)
31%
(30)
34%
(43)
003-Kuna Joint School District3%
(3)
11%
(10)
9%
(9)
9%
(12)
3%
(3)
6%
(8)
072-Basin School District----1%
(1)
--1%
(1)
--
131-Nampa School District22%
(21)
13%
(12)
11%
(11)
12%
(15)
10%
(10)
9%
(11)
132-Caldwell School District5%
(5)
5%
(5)
8%
(8)
5%
(7)
1%
(1)
5%
(6)
133-Wilder School District--1%
(1)
--1%
(1)
----
134-Middleton School District3%
(3)
----4%
(5)
1%
(1)
2%
(2)
135-Notus School District------1%
(1)
----
136-Melba School District----1%
(1)
------
137-Parma School District------1% (1) ----
139-Vallivue School District3%
(3)
1%
(1)
7%
(7)
4%
(5)
6%
(6)
8%
(10)
193-Mountain Home School District1%
(1)
5%
(5)
2%
(2)
1%
(1)
7%
(7)
6%
(7)
221-Emmett Independent District--4%
(4)
--2%
(3)
1%
(1)
2%
(3)
363-Marsing School District--------1%
(1)
--
365-Bruneau-Grand View Joint School District 2%
(2)
1%
(1)
2%
(2)
1%
(2)
--1%
(1)
370-Homedale School District----------2%
(2)
371-Payette School District----1%
(1)
------
373-Fruitland School District1%
(1)
1%
(1)
1%
(1)
1%
(1)
----
421-McCall-Donnelly School District----1%
(1)
------
422-Cascade School District--1%
(1)
----2%
(2)
--
431-Weiser School District----1%
(1)
----1%
(1)
432-Cambridge School District----1%
(1)
------

Initial Completers by Title II Subject Areas

This table includes the number of initial completers by Title II-defined subject areas for both the traditional and alternative report cards. 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 Number of 2019-2020 Completers Number of 2020-2021 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)30263142
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)12141117
Elementary EducationAll Subjects (K-8) Elementary Endorsement738110291
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School EducationAny Completer Who Was Additionally Prepared With A Middle School Endorsement (5-9)20222724
Secondary EducationAny Completer Who Was Prepared To Teach A 6-12 Secondary Endorsement Area57584287
ArtVisual Arts (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12)410110
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural EducationBilingual Education (K-12)3202
BiologyBiological Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)65312
ChemistryChemistry (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)4211
Computer Science0001
Drama and DanceTheater Arts (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Humanities (5-9 Or 6-12)2105
Earth ScienceEarth And Space Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Geology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)1032
English as a Second LanguageEnglish As A New Language (Enl) (K-12)79711
English/Language ArtsEnglish (5-9 Or 6-12)13161436
GermanGerman100
0
HealthHealth (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12) 12110
HistoryHistory (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Social Studies (5-9 Or 6-12)1620111
MathematicsMathematics - Basic And/Or Standard (5-9 Or 6-12)27323022
MusicMusic (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)212109
Physical Education and CoachingPhysical Education (Pe) (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)91289
PhysicsPhysics (6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)3220
ReadingLiteracy (K-12)32284337
Science Teacher Education/General ScienceNatural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)2101
Social ScienceSociology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Sociology/Anthropology (5-9 Or 6-12)1348
Social StudiesSocial Studies (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Economics (6-12) Or American Government /Political Science (6-12)12948
SpanishSpanish7131
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