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TRIO Teacher Preparation Program

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

The staff in both the TRIO Rising Scholars and the TRIO Teacher Prep Programs would like to clearly declare to our entire TRIO Community that we support and are committed to anti-racism and more broadly, to anti-oppression.

We also acknowledge that we can better engage in learning, listening, and discussion on both individual and staff levels if we are to be a thriving and inclusive community. Social justice work is related to every aspect of our lives and we must remain constantly engaged in order to improve life for all.

We are currently evaluating opportunities for learning and discussion on matters of diversity and inclusion, and anti-oppression in peer-to-peer meetings, as a staff and as a community. And as we enter the upcoming fall 2020 semester, we will ask for your input on how we can further shape and maintain this plan into the future. Please stay tuned as we get closer to the fall semester.


The goal of the TRIO Teacher Preparation Program is to encourage and support students who are either first-generation students, limited income students, or students who have a disability to pursue and attain an undergraduate degree in education.

The Program

The TRIO Teacher Preparation Program is a high impact academic support unit located within Boise State University’s Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities. Our physical location is the Education Building, Room 228. The program is designed to enroll, serve, and graduate 144 first-generation students, limited income students, and/or students with a documented disability into the teaching profession. Program services include:  advising, individualized tutoring for lower division coursework, high quality Praxis I and II assistance, scholarship and financial aid support, academic development skills (writing, math, and study strategies), career and soft skills development, and various student engagement opportunities.


Teacher Prep Graduates

To qualify for the TRIO Teacher Preparation Program, a student must be working towards his or her first undergraduate degree in any education major, and be an American citizen or a permanent resident. In addition, at least one of the following three statements must be true:

  • I am a first-generation college student (i.e., neither parent/legal guardian earned a four-year undergraduate degree before I was 18)
  • I am a student who meets current US Federal Limited-Income guidelines
  • I am a student with a documented disability

2020 TRIO Graduates!

Congratulations to the class of 2020! We are so proud of all of you for your hard work, dedication, and commitment.

Check out our TRIO Graduate Showcase to see pictures and words of wisdom from our 2020 graduates!


Apply for the Teacher Prep Program!

If you feel you, or someone you know, may qualify to be a part of the TRIO Teacher Preparation Program, please click the button below to apply.

Apply for the Teacher Prep Program

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