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 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 applicant’s 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 above general admission requirements, applicants must meet the following criteria particular to the Secondary Pathway:
- 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.
- Upload documentation of a cleared background check into the Graduate College application
- Equivalent of 45-semester credit major, or a 30-credit primary, and at least one supplemental or a 30 and at least one 20-credit supplemental endorsement fields,
- Passing score on the appropriate Praxis II examination in primary and supplemental fields (visit http://www.ets.org/praxis for Praxis examination information),
- All official Praxis test scores must be sent to the Boise State University Office of Teacher Education
- Passing scores must be received before applicants can be admitted. Applicants should take the appropriate Praxis II examination(s) no later than January
- Passing Praxis score documentation uploaded into Graduate College application.