The Certification department at the Idaho State Department of Education has a strong commitment to high standards for all school personnel. Our mission is to support Idaho public schools and education professionals to promote the success of all Idaho students by striving for educational excellence and highly effective instruction.
Meet the minimum requirements set by Idaho Code §33-1202. You must also complete a state approved teacher preparation program. The State Board of Education may refuse to issue or authorize a certificate to any applicant for such reason as would have constituted grounds for revoking a certificate.
To find Idaho universities offering teacher preparation programs, please visit our Be an Educator page for more information.
For certification purposes, the Praxis II is the State Board of Education (SBOE)-approved content and performance assessments used in Idaho. For further information regarding Praxis II assessments and to register for an assessment, refer to the PRAXIS website.
No. However, additional Certificates and/or endorsements added to an existing certificate/credential through a traditional teacher preparation program may require a Praxis II Test.
Employment opportunities may be found on the following sites or the individual district/charter school site: