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College of Education
phone: (208) 885-6772
toll free: (888) 884-3246
fax: (208) 885-6761
875 Perimeter Drive MS3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080 

Coeur d'Alene
Phone (208) 667-2588
Toll free (888) 208-2268
Fax (208) 664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone (208) 334-2999
Toll free (866) 264-7384
Fax (208) 364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

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Education Building Renovation

  • Why is the College of Education building being renovated?
    The University and the State Board of Education agree our building is due for a major renovation. Among 3 reasons for our renovation:

    1. Fraying exterior structure. The exterior stacked-rock-and-plaster panels that make up the outside surface of our 5-story building are separating from the steel posts to which they are attached, exposing cracks in joints and windows. Deterioration will only continue over time.
    2. Asbestos. Built nearly a half-century ago (1968), our building used asbestos as insulation, a common practice then. Now we know asbestos, as it ages, can make any repairs or renovations expensive and difficult. 
    3. New technology. Keeping up with new technology is a priority for educator preparation. The new building will expand classroom and lab spaces and encourage more collaboration and incorporate the most effective technologies.
  • Where will I find my classes and student support during construction?
    All classes and student services will remain somewhere on campus.
    • Many summer classes will be in in the Education/Lab of Anthropology building at 404 Sweet Ave.
    • Fall class locations will be listed online when you register for classes. 
    • Student services will still be available. Location of student services and other updates will be listed at

  • What about the Kiva?
    The Kiva theater-in-the-round will be removed as part of the renovation.
  • How much will the renovation cost?
    $14.5 to $19.5 million
  • Where does the money come from?
    $1.2 million from State of Idaho to replace exterior surface or “skin” of the building
    $3.75 million from State of Idaho for asbestos abatement. MUST begin using funds by June 2014
    $9.5 million in bonds to be serviced by the University
    $14.45 million
    For additional funds up to $19.5 million, we rely on donations from alumni, corporations, etc.
  • What will be better about the new building?
    Our goal is to create a sense of respect and excitement for our students in the movement sciences and for those preparing to teach children in schools or adults in universities and/or at the workplace . The new building will be sunnier with places for students to study and meet. Expanded classroom and lab improvements will include state-of-the-art technology that has been demonstrated to improve student learning.
  • What are project milestones?
    • January to June 2014 — Architects complete renovation design.
    • June 2014 — Demolition/rebuilding begin.
    • Spring, Summer, Fall Semesters 2015 — Classes are at alternate locations on campus (listed online when you register). 
    • 2016 — Building completion and move-in.