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Secondary Education

The College of Education partners with many Boise State content-area degrees to provide a pathway to teacher certification for grades 6-12. Boise State offers a variety of Secondary Education emphases and programs to provide students with a dynamic, diverse educational experience that supports them in their efforts to lead the next generation of caring, responsible, and thoughtful citizens. 

Part of the College of Education, Boise State Secondary Education offers a series of courses taken alongside our University degree programs. Secondary Ed is dedicated to creating certified teacher candidates who accept the challenge of teaching all students, and acknowledge the importance of educating a population who will contribute to society in a positive way.

Department Name: Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies

Official Degree Name: Varies, Content Specific

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Certification Type: Varies, Content Specific, either K-12 or 6-12

Secondary Education program contacts         Secondary Ed Frequently Asked Questions

**Do you already have an undergraduate degree and are looking for a graduate option to earn your teaching certification? Check out our Master In Teaching (MIT) programs. Most programs can be completed within a year and will earn you both a Master’s degree and a teaching certification.

What can I do with this degree?

Through a combination of content coursework in your chosen field of study and educational courses, your Bachelor’s degree and Secondary Education emphasis will uniquely position you as both a content expert and certified teacher in the state of Idaho. 

Secondary Teacher Education Frequently Asked Questions

Secondary STEM Education

If you are seeking 6-12 certification in a STEM field, you will apply to IDoTeach instead of Teacher Education.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science/Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Learn more about IDoTeach

Admission Requirements

Special Information and Degree Requirements

Costs and Scholarships

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. 

The Cost and Value of a Boise State Education

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