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School districts visit campus for teacher education career fair

Student with district representatives at the teacher education career fair
Students met with prospective employers from around 30 districts at the Teacher Education Career Fair.

Around 30 school districts came to campus March 15 to pitch jobs to students graduating from the College of Education’s teacher education program.

Debbie Critchfield, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction, made a surprise visit during district introductions to encourage soon-to-be teachers entering the profession.

State superintendent Debbie Critchfield speaks to students at the career fair
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Debbie Critchfield stopped by the career fair to encourage soon-to-be teachers. Photo credit: Idaho State Department of Education.

The College of Education hosts the career fair for teacher education seniors each spring with the support of Boise State Career Services.

At the event, districts introduce themselves with elevator pitches, then students have the opportunity to meet with each district’s representatives at an open house and interview in the afternoon.

Students graduating from the teacher education program often secure teaching positions before graduation so they can begin full-time in the fall.

The teacher education program prepares and certifies teachers with a strong academic foundation as well as on-the-job training and mentoring in K-12 classrooms during their internship and student teaching semesters. Students graduate with a bachelor’s degree and become certified to teach in Idaho. The College of Education also offers certification through our Master in Teaching programs.

Learn more about the teacher education program at Boise State