Skip to main content

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 2019-2020, Boise State completed 180 initial certification candidates. All completers were eligible to apply for initial teaching certification. From that total, 168 (90%) went on to obtain certification.

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 2019-2020
Grand total of completers162178169200
180
Count of completers who chose to certify after program completion 136161151183162
Certification rate
(count of completers who chose to certify/grand total)
84%
(136/162)
90%
(161/178)
89%
(151/169)
92%
(184/200)
90%
(162/180)
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)

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
In Idaho90% (123)88% (113)90% (114)92% (136)95% (121)
Out of Idaho8% (11)10% (13)8% (11) 5% (8)5% (7)
Out of United States2% (2)2% (3)2% (2)3% (4) 0

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
Charter7% (9)6% (7)5% (6)7% (10) 13% (16)
In-state, Private4% (5)4% (4)3% (3)--2% (2)
Region 11% (1)3% (3)1% (1)2% (3) 2% (2)
Region 22% (3)2% (2)2% (2).5% (1) -
Region 376% (94)82% (93)85% (97)86% (128) 79% (96)
Region 4 7% (9)3% (3)4% (4)3% (5)3% (4)
Region 5------.5% (1) 1% (1)
Region 62% (2)1% (1)1% (1)1% (2) -

Click here for a map of Idaho’s regions and school districts.

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
001-Boise Independent19%
(18)
15%
(14)
8%
(8)
20%
(26)
32%
(31)
002-West Ada39%
(37)
41%
(38)
40%
(39)
26%
(33)
31%
(30)
003-Kuna Joint District3%
(3)
11%
(10)
9%
(9)
9%
(12)
3%
(3)
072-Basin School District----1%
(1)
1%
(1)
131-Nampa School District22%
(21)
13%
(12)
11%
(11)
12%
(15)
10%
(10)
132-Caldwell District5%
(5)
5%
(5)
8%
(8)
5%
(7)
1%
(1)
133-Wilder District--1%
(1)
--1%
(1)
--
134-Middleton District3%
(3)
----4%
(5)
1%
(1)
135-Notus 1%
(1)
--
136-Melba----1%
(1)
--
137-Parma 1% (1) --
139-Vallivue School District3%
(3)
1%
(1)
7%
(7)
4%
(5)
6%
(6)
193-Mountain Home District1%
(1)
5%
(5)
2%
(2)
1%
(1)
7%
(7)
221-Emmett Independent District--4%
(4)
--2%
(3)
1%
(1)
363-Marsing School District--------1%
(1)
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)
--2%
(2)
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 Number of 2019-2020 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)302631
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)121411
Elementary EducationAll Subjects (K-8) Elementary Endorsement7381102
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School EducationAny Completer Who Was Additionally Prepared With A Middle School Endorsement (5-9)202227
Secondary EducationAny Completer Who Was Prepared To Teach A 6-12 Secondary Endorsement Area575842
ArtVisual Arts (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12)4101
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural EducationBilingual Education (K-12)320
BiologyBiological Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)653
ChemistryChemistry (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)421
Drama and DanceTheater Arts (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Humanities (5-9 Or 6-12)210
Earth ScienceEarth And Space Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Geology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)103
English as a Second LanguageEnglish As A New Language (Enl) (K-12)797
English/Language ArtsEnglish (5-9 Or 6-12)131614
GermanGerman100
HealthHealth (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12) 121
HistoryHistory (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Social Studies (5-9 Or 6-12)162011
MathematicsMathematics - Basic And/Or Standard (5-9 Or 6-12)273230
MusicMusic (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)21210
Physical Education and CoachingPhysical Education (Pe) (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)9128
PhysicsPhysics (6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)322
ReadingLiteracy (K-12)322843
Science Teacher Education/General ScienceNatural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)210
Social ScienceSociology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Sociology/Anthropology (5-9 Or 6-12)134
Social StudiesSocial Studies (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Economics (6-12) Or American Government /Political Science (6-12)1294
SpanishSpanish713
Back To Top