Academic Departments

Boise State College of Education includes five academic departments with programs from undergraduate to doctoral. Each department consists of faculty specializing in teaching and research to improve learning for all students.

  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies
  • Early and Special Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Literacy, Language and Culture

Counselor Education

The mission of the Counselor Education Department is to promote human development through training graduate level professional counselors who are qualified to practice in educational, private, and public settings and counselor educators who advance the profession through leadership and advocacy, teaching, scholarship, and service. The Department is committed to attracting students from diverse backgrounds and to providing an educational environment which is safe, inviting, and supportive to all.

Counselor Education

Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies (CIFS) serves a wide variety of students. Our department encompasses everything from initial teacher certification and principal certification through graduate studies in curriculum, instruction and school improvement. The CIFS faculty are committed to partnering with educators throughout the Treasure Valley and nationally to improve and strengthen education for all children.

Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies

Early and Special Education

The Department of Early and Special Education at Boise State prepares teachers at the pre-service and in-service levels to more effectively serve all students from birth through 12th grade, with special emphasis on those students with disabilities. 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 diverse communities of learners as reflective practitioners, scholars and artists, problem solvers, and partners.

Early and Special Education

Educational Technology

The education field is changing – fast. Technology is infusing the learning process with new ideas and new approaches. Now you can update your skills to help make learning fun, interesting and interactive.
The Department of Educational Technology gives you an innovative, 100% online program that meets your needs and fits your schedule. Our programs are designed to give you the skills you need to upgrade your career and most importantly: learn to be an even better educator.

Educational Technology

Literacy, Language and Culture

The Department of Literacy, Language and Culture offers courses that reflect a balanced approach to literacy learning and prepares educational professionals to work effectively with diverse student populations in K-8 general, bilingual, and English as a new language (ENL) classrooms. The coursework prepares candidates to apply foundational knowledge from literacy, linguistics and language acquisition theory and to develop, implement, and manage culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, performance tasks, and assessments in the K-8 classroom.

Literacy, Language and Culture
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