Teacher education programs in the College of Education are the highest quality.
- Are nationally and state accredited
- Have higher admission standards than the university at-large
- Require students to take a rigorous core before being admitted to programs
- Are informed by the lasted research
- Partner with current professionals in the field.
Our standards and best practices result in the development of teachers
who are highly skilled, dedicated, and who understand the complex and challenging enterprise of
The average high school GPA for entering U-Idaho freshmen declaring a major in teaching (3.01)
exceeded the average high school GPA for all entering U-Idaho freshmen (2.98) over a five year
"The University of Idaho College of Education is for those
who want a stellar degree in teacher education the practical, real-world experience. They have one
the best teacher prep programs out there because of their unique ability to connect with local school through several hands-on practicum experiences
integrate current research and best practices and stay up to date on current issues in the field of education."
-Jessica Shawley '08, master's of education, Idaho AHPERD president and National Middle School Teacher of
"I continue to be impressed with the quality of graduates from the College of Education at the University of Idaho. U-Idaho consistently produces outstanding and well prepared teacher candidates."
-Superintendent Bill Jordan, Prescott Public Schools, Washington State
"While some teacher prep programs focus more on academics and knowledge, the classes at the University of Idaho take it a step further. As a practium student, I worked in communities with different cultures and a range of socioeconomic statuses different than my own. These experiences gave me the foundation to effectively teach a wide range of students."
-Christy Hall '96 bachelor's in elementary education 2012-2013 U.S. Fulbright Exchange teacher