HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER CERTIFICATION IN IDAHO
Interested in teaching in the state of Idaho? With a Bachelor’s degree and a desire to make a difference, the American Board can help you achieve your dream.
WHAT MAKES THE AMERICAN BOARD DIFFERENT?
The American Board, also know as The American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE), offers a flexible, affordable path to earn your teaching certificate in Idaho. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.
The American Board is also extremely cost-efficient. Compare the cost of our program (less than $3000 in most cases) to the cost of taking 25-30 credit hours at a state university and it’s no competition.
Plus, we let candidates complete our program at their own pace. On average, our candidates take 7-10 months to complete the program.
IDAHO STATE TEACHING REQUIREMENTS
To use a certificate from the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence in the state of Idaho, candidates will need to complete the following steps:
1. Complete the ABCTE program
2. Obtain a full-time teaching position in an Idaho school
3. Apply to the Idaho Department of Education for a state-issued initial teaching certificate (valid for 3 years)
*Some candidates may be required to complete the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course/Assessment (ICLC/ICLA) and/or the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI). For additional information on these requirements, please visit the Idaho Teacher Certification website .
THE AMERICAN BOARD IN IDAHO
The Idaho State Board of Education approved the American Board as a route to full teacher licensure in 2003. Since then, the American Board has issued over 1, 000 teacher certifications in the state of Idaho, including Chuck Foster, a Boise-area special education teacher who was featured in The New York Times. The Idaho State Department of Education fully recognizes the American Board’s certification for all school districts and charter schools in the state. Learn more about our partner districts here.
We offer certifications in a variety of subjects. Choose a subject below to learn more about the requirements to teach that subject:
Elementary Education (K-8)****
English Language Arts (6-12)
General Science (6-12)*
Reading Endorsement (K-12)*****
Special Education (K-12)***
*Candidates who are seeking an endorsement in Natural Science in Idaho must choose biology, physics or chemistry on their application upon enrollment and pass that selected single subject science assessment in addition to ABCTE general science assessment and PTK assessment.
**In order to obtain a History endorsement in Idaho, candidates must complete both the U.S. History and the World History assessments in addition to passing the PTK assessment.