Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Regulations). Admission to the program is based on:
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Minimum 3.00 GPA in primary and secondary endorsement areas.
- Evidence of technology competency, which could include EDTECH 202; or equivalent course or examination.
- A one to two page letter of intent describing applicants experience and/or potential for working with children and or schools.
- Complete an admission interview.
- Two letters of recommendation, describing applicant’s experience working with children or schools.
In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must meet the following criteria particular to the Elementary Pathway:
- Completion of MATH 157 Number and Operations for Teachers or equivalent course
- Documentation of a passing score of 150 on the Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators Math # 5733 uploaded to the Graduate College application, (visit http://www.ets.org/praxis for Praxis examination information). Official Praxis test scores must be sent to the Office of Teacher Education.
Note: On September 1, 2019, the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Math Praxis test number will change to #5733 (previously #5732).
For admission to Professional Year – the deadline is the semester before you begin your Professional Year on the first Friday in February and the third Friday in September.
- Complete the Professional Year application process on Taskstream
- Documentation of a passing score on all four subsections of the Praxis II: Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test #5001 uploaded to Taskstream
- Documentation of a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam for the approved endorsement area uploaded to Taskstream.
- Criminal history check, a completed fingerprint card and a $40 fee for the background check (check or money order only, made out to the Idaho State Department of Education). Pick up fingerprinting card in College of Education, Office of Teacher Education, located in the Education Building, Room 722 and follow all directions.