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Teacher Education Program Information and Resources

Welcome Boise State teacher candidates, mentor teachers and liaisons!

On this page you will find information and resources that are important for students currently enrolled in Boise State teacher education programs, mentor teachers at our partner schools and for liaisons who support our teacher candidates and mentors.

*If you are a TRIO Teacher Prep student, please visit the TRIO Teacher Prep website for more information.

About the Teacher Education Program

Teacher Education Conceptual Model, Standards and Core Practices

Instructional Model and Core Practices

Boise State University College of Education’s conceptual framework, “The Professional Educator,” establishes our shared vision in preparing educators to work effectively in P-12 schools. It provides direction for programs, courses, teaching, candidate performance, scholarship, service, and accountability. Boise State University strives to develop knowledgeable educators who integrate complex roles and dispositions in the service of diverse communities of learners. Believing that all children, adolescents, and adults can learn, educators dedicate themselves to supporting that learning. Using effective approaches that promote high levels of student achievement, educators create environments that prepare learners to be citizens who contribute to a complex world. Educators serve learners as reflective practitioners, scholars and artists, problem solvers, and partners.

In addition, our Instructional Model takes an inquiry stance to teaching and learning through the iterative process of planning, assessment and reflection. The three parts of the Standard Performance Assessment of Teaching (S-PAT), the final performance assessment a teacher candidate completes at the end of the program, aligns with the instructional model. The S-PAT includes Part 1 Unit Plan (planning), Part 2 Assessment Analysis (assessment) and Part 3 Concluding Reflection (reflection).

Learn more and see detailed graphic representations by visiting the webpage below:

Instructional Model and Core Practices

Teacher Education Program Guide

Program Guide for Idaho Teachers

Whether you’ve never taken a university class or you are a veteran teacher, Boise State College of Education offers a variety of programs to help you attain your professional goals from earning a teaching certificate to adding an endorsement.

Information about how to become a teacher in Idaho can be found by visiting the webpage below:

Become a Teacher in Idaho

Professional Year Field Guides and Handbooks

The following field guides are available for teacher candidates, mentor teachers and liaisons:

  • Professional Year activities
  • Professional Year S-PAT handbook
  • Teacher Education policy
  • Teacher Education Mentor Handbook

Individual Field Guides and Handbooks can be found at the link below:

Early Program Field Experience

Overview and Purposes

By gaining and reflecting on experiences in schools and communities early in your program, future educators begin the process of becoming Professional Educators.

Each early field experience is intentionally designed to be mutually beneficial to teacher candidates and the schools and communities they serve. These placements are not about “getting hours” but rather, they should be considered invaluable opportunities to serve children in specific and important ways as you continue in your journey to becoming a professional educator.


*Note: We are updating the Early Program Field Experiences Fieldguide and will post a link below for the 2023-24 academic year soon.

Early Program Field Experiences Fieldguide

Professionalism is of the utmost importance during your early field experiences. The Field guide contains the following information:

  • Boise State Teacher Educations Conceptual Frameworks and Program Overview
  • The Idaho Educator Standards towards which you are developing knowledge, skills and dispositions
  • Candidate Expectations
  • Early Program Field Experience Evaluation form
  • Guidelines for students who are demonstrating unsatisfactory work

Adjudication Form

Adjudication Form

For students in an early field placement an adjudication form is required to be submitted before you can begin your placement.

All students must submit the form below. If you have a criminal record or a violation of the Boise State code of conduct as indicated on the form, you will be directed to the appeal form for criminal record or code violations.

Adjudication Form

Submitting Appeals

Appealing a Decision

Request consideration of extenuating circumstance(s) for admission or continuation in the College of Education Teacher Education programs by submitting the form and materials.

Appeals Form

Seminar Schedule for Professional Year Candidates-Interns and Student Teachers

Spring 2024 Seminar Schedule

Intern meeting #1Friday, January 12
8:30am - 2:30pm
Simplot BD
Student Teacher Meeting #1Friday, January 12, 8:30am - 2:30pmJordan AB
Dyslexia Training
for Interns
Friday, January 26, 8:30am - 2:30pmSimplot BD
Intern Meeting #2Friday, February 2, 8:30am - 2:30pmRiverfront Hall, room 105
Student Teacher Meeting #2Friday, February 2, 8:30am - 2:30pmMath building, room 113
Intern Meeting #3Friday, March 1
8:30am - 2:30pm
Riverfront Hall, room 105
Student Teacher Meeting #3Friday, March 1
8:30am - 2:30pm
Math building, room 113
Career Fair for
Student Teachers
Wednesday, March 13, 8:30am
Jordan AB
Intern Meeting #4 Friday, April 5,
8:30am - 2:30pm
Riverfront Hall, room 105
Student Teacher Meeting #4Friday, April 5,
8:30am - 2:30pm
Math building, room 113

Certification Application Information

Career Development and Certification Seminar

Teacher Education Student Resources

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

If you or someone you know are contemplating suicide, call the Nationwide Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, dial 988 or text TALK to 741741.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website

Counseling and Mental Health

Boise State University Health Services Counseling

The Trevor Project website (LGBTQ)

Other Important Resources for Boise State Students

Resource Links
Gender Equity Center
Student Support Center
Campus Assessment Resource and Education (CARE)
Campus Security and Police
University Health Services
Student Equity Center
Student Food, Financial and Legal Assistance
Veteran Services Center
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