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TRIO - A National Program with a Local Reach

This federal Student Support Services (SSS) program is funded through a grant administered by the US Department of Education to increase Boise State University’s College of Education retention and graduation rates for its first-generation and/or limited income students. TRIO has a history dating back to 1964 and has served millions of students over the past half century. The Boise State TRIO Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) is an institutional member of the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs.

Our Goal

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.

At Boise State University the TRIO Teacher Preparation Program is housed in the Center for Multicultural and Education Opportunities. Our office is located in the Education Building, Room 228. Our program is designed to serve approximately 140 students each year and provides up to six years of support for each participant.

Services Provided

  • Academic advising
  • Individualized tutoring for lower division coursework
  • High quality Praxis I & II assistance
  • Additional Grant-aid to Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Financial literacy development and scholarship and FAFSA support
  • Development of study strategies and writing and math skills
  • Access to the TRIO Student Success Program computer lab
  • Educational student engagement opportunities

If you or someone you know qualifies to be  part of the TRIO Teacher Preparation Program, please submit an application. For further information on eligibility, please call, email, or stop by our office.