Secondary Education Program

In secondary teacher education courses, candidates will examine theories of learning and human development. Coursework and practicum experiences will acquaint candidates with the rich diversity they will find in their classrooms and provide opportunities to practice methods of teaching appropriate for the context. Coursework emphasizes the development of values aimed at a healthy society within a global community. Candidates who complete an approved program of study are teachers who accept the challenge of teaching all students and acknowledge the importance of educating a citizenry who will contribute to society as caring, responsible, and thoughtful citizens. Candidates can make effective instructional decisions and demonstrate that they meet the Standards for Initial Certification.

Department Name: Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies

Official Degree Name: Varies, Content Specific

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

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What can I do with this degree?

Undergraduate students seeking secondary certification must complete a bachelor’s degree in the university department offering the content courses in their chosen subject area. Completion of an approved program of study in a major endorsement area, a second endorsement area of 20 credit hours, and required professional education coursework leads to a recommendation to the Idaho Department of Education for Idaho certification. Students who do not have an endorsement in a second area must have at least 45 credit hours in the major endorsement area. Secondary teacher education programs are offered and degrees conferred by the college in which the subject area program is located.

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Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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