Teacher Certification

The Idaho State Department of Education has a strong commitment to high standards for all school personnel. Our mission is to support districts and education professionals in promoting the success of all Idaho students through educational excellence and highly effective instruction.

Out-of-State
Out-of-State

I have an out-of-state certificate or completed an out-of-state program.

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Expired Out-of-State
Expired Out-of-State

My out-of-state certificate has expired; how do I get an Idaho certificate?

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Become Certified
Idaho Graduates

Routes to gain Idaho teaching certification.

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Renewal
Renewal

Renewing an Idaho Certificate/Credential

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MTI
MTI

Information on required Mathematical Thinking for Instruction class

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ICLC
ICLC/ICLA

Information on required Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Class/Assessment

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Certificate
Certificate/Credential

Applying for an Idaho Certificate/Credential

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Praxis
Praxis

Find out more information on Praxis testing.

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Revising Certificate
Revising Certificate

Revising a Current Idaho Certificate/Credential (adding a certificate and/or endorsement)

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Reinstating Certificate
Reinstating Certificate

Reinstating an
Expired Idaho Certificate/Credential

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Duplicates
Duplicates

Obtaining a Duplicate/Copy of an Idaho Certificate/Credential

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Alternative Routes
Alternative Routes

Alternative Authorizations / Routes to Certification (Alternate Routes to Teaching in Idaho)

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Notice: Regarding Adding Endorsements to Idaho Certificates. The Idaho State Department of Education no longer conducts transcript evaluations to determine endorsement eligibility. Please PDF Icon Click Here for more information.

Certificate and Endorsement Requirements
  • For specific certificate endorsement area information, please reference the current Idaho Administrative Code under Education, Board of and Department of (08), then Rules Governing Uniformity (08.02.02): Please PDF Icon Click Here.
  • For specific Praxis requirements, please reference the Idaho Test Requirements page on the ETS website: Please Click Here Link.

General Certification

2013 Legislative
Update

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Code of Ethics for Idaho Educators

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Professional Standards Commission

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For Alternative Authorization forms please see the packets of information on the following web page: www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/alt_routes.htm

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) cancels the balance of a borrower’s federal student loan debt after he or she has served full-time in a public service role for 10 years, while making on-time qualifying loan payments each month. Among the new materials is an employment certification form that allows borrowers to keep track of eligible employment and payments. Also, the new materials allow borrowers to find out, today, if their job and loan payments will qualify them for loan forgiveness in the future, as well as how many payments they have left to submit. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice/.