Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Idaho

Become a Teacher in Idaho

If you aspire to become a teacher, Western Governors University can help.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Idaho, you must meet all of Idaho’s teacher certification requirements, including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program offered by an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program and includes student teaching.
  • Recommendation for certification by the preparing college or university.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Passing all of the required Praxis content and pedagogy exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a licensed teacher in Idaho, please check the Idaho State Department of Education website:
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