Placement Rates of our Initial Certification Completers

Every year, Boise State Teacher Education prepares approximately 160-180 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).

Some highlights from annual placement rate analyses:

  • The majority of completers who obtain initial certification stay in Idaho (about 90%).
  • About 100 teachers accept positions in Region 3 every year.
  • Of the 169 completers in 2017-2018, almost 1 in 5 (18%) were eligible to teach in special education, and almost 1 in 4 (24%) were eligible to teach math or science at the secondary level.

How many of our completers obtained certification?

In 2017-2018, Boise State completed 169 initial certification candidates. All completers were eligible to apply for initial teaching certification. From that total, 151 (89%) went on to obtain certification. Of the 18 (11%) who chose not to obtain certification, some continued on to graduate studies, or obtained non-education related employment.

Graph of completion results
How may 2017-2018 completers obtained certification? 89.3% certification obtained, 10.65% certification not obtained.

How many of our certified completers stayed to teach in Idaho?

Of the 127 completers who obtained certification and went into teaching, 114 (90%) stayed in Idaho, 11 (8%) went out of state, and 2 (2%) went out of the country.

Graph of completers teaching
Where are our 2017-2018 certified completers teaching? 89.76% in Idaho, 8.66% out of Idaho, 1.57% out of United States.

 

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
In Idaho90% (123)88% (113)90% (114)
Out of Idaho8% (11)10% (13)8% (11)
Out of United States2% (2)2% (3)2% (2)

 

Where are our certified completers teaching in Idaho?

The majority of our completers remain in Region 3 school districts.
Click here for more information about Idaho’s education regions.

Graph of completers teaching in Idaho
Where are our 2017-2018 certified completers teaching in Idaho? 5.26% Charter, 2.63% Private, 0.88% Region 1, 1.75% Region 2, 85.09% Region 3, 3.51% Region 4, 0.88% Region 6

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
Charter7% (9)6% (7)5% (6)
In-state, Private4% (5)4% (4)3% (3)
Region 11% (1)3% (3)1% (1)
Region 22% (3)2% (2)2% (2)
Region 376% (94)82% (93)85% (97)
Region 4 7% (9)3% (3)4% (4)
Region 5------
Region 62% (2)1% (1)1% (1)

Where are our certified completers teaching in Region 3?

The majority of our completers are within the Treasure Valley area (Boise, West Ada, Nampa, Kuna, and Caldwell).

Graph of region 3 teachers
Where are our 2017-2018 certified completers teaching in Region 3? 1 Basin, 8 Boise, 2 Bruneau-Grand View, 8 Caldwell, 1 Cambridge, 1 Fruitland, 9 Kuna, 1 Melba, 1 McCall-Donnelly, 2 Mountain Home, 11 Nampa, 1 Payette, 7 Vallivue, 1 Weiser, 39 West Ada, 1 Weiser

 

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
001-Boise Independent19% (18)15% (14) 8% (8)
002-West Ada39% (37)41% (38) 40% (39)
003-Kuna Joint District3% (3)11% (10) 9% (9)
072-Basin School District----1% (1)
131-Nampa School District22% (21)13% (12) 11% (11)
132-Caldwell District5% (5)5% (5) 8% (8)
133-Wilder District--1% (1) --
134-Middleton District3% (3)----
136-Melba----1% (1)
139-Vallivue School District3% (3)1% (1) 7% (7)
193-Mountain Home District1% (1)5% (5) 2% (2)
221-Emmett Independent District--4% (4) --
365-Bruneau-Grand View Joint School District 2% (2)1% (1) 2% (2)
371-Payette----1% (1)
373-Fruitland1% (1)1% (1) 1% (1)
421-McCall-Donnelly----1% (1)
422-Cascade District--1% (1) --
431-Weiser----1% (1)
432-Cambridge----1% (1)

What areas are our completers eligible for certification?

Of the 169 completers in 2017-2018, almost in 1 in 5 (18%) were eligible to teach in special education, and almost 1 in 4 (24%) were eligible to teach math or science at the secondary level.

20% eligible
Among our 2017-2018 Boise State Completers, 1 in 5 are eligible to teach special education
25% eligible
Among our 2017-2018 completers, 1 in 4 are eligible to teach math or science.

2017-2018 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 2017-2018 completer total of n=169 (e.g., a dual certification elementary education/special education completer will earn two separate counts).
Title II Subject AreaIdaho IDAPA CategoriesNumber of 2017-2018 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)30
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)12
Elementary EducationAll Subjects (K-8) Elementary Endorsement73
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School EducationAny Completer Who Was Additionally Prepared With A Middle School Endorsement (5-9)20
Secondary EducationAny Completer Who Was Prepared To Teach A 6-12 Secondary Endorsement Area57
ArtVisual Arts (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12)4
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural EducationBilingual Education (K-12)3
BiologyBiological Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)6
ChemistryChemistry (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)4
Drama and DanceTheater Arts (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Humanities (5-9 Or 6-12)2
Earth ScienceEarth And Space Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Geology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)1
English as a Second LanguageEnglish As A New Language (Enl) (K-12)7
English/Language ArtsEnglish (5-9 Or 6-12)13
GermanGerman1
HealthHealth (5-9, 6-12, Or K-12) 1
HistoryHistory (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Social Studies (5-9 Or 6-12)16
MathematicsMathematics - Basic And/Or Standard (5-9 Or 6-12)27
MusicMusic (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)2
Physical Education and CoachingPhysical Education (Pe) (5-9 Or 6-12 Or K-12)9
PhysicsPhysics (6-12) Or Physical Science (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Natural Science (6-12)3
ReadingLiteracy (K-12)32
Science Teacher Education/General ScienceNatural Science (5-9 Or 6-12)2
Social ScienceSociology (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Sociology/Anthropology (5-9 Or 6-12)1
Social StudiesSocial Studies (5-9 Or 6-12) Or Economics (6-12) Or American Government /Political Science (6-12)12
SpanishSpanish7