Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Requirements). Admission to the program is based on:
A letter of intent (1-2 pages) describing applicant’s experience and/or potential for working with children and or schools.
Completion of an admission interview.
Two letters of recommendation describing applicant’s experience or potential for working with children or schools.
Criminal history check, a completed fingerprint card and a $27 fee for the background check (check or money order only, made out to the Idaho State Department of Education).
a. Pick up fingerprinting card in College of Education, Office of Teacher Education, located in the Education Building, Room, 722 and follow all directions.
b. Upload documentation of a cleared background check into the Graduate College application.
Equivalent of 20 semester-credit elementary-approved endorsement.
Documentation in transcripts of earning a B or better in at least one 100 or 200 level 3-semester credit hour course in each of the following content areas:
‒ History, geography, government/civics, or economics
‒ The arts (dance, music, theater, or visual arts)
‒ Physical activity or health/well-being
Documentation of a passing score on Praxis #5165 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics uploaded to Taskstream.