Which Colleges in Idaho Offer Degrees in Elementary Education?

Find schools in Idaho offering elementary education degrees. Learn about program requirements and get admissions and course information for an elementary education degree in Idaho. Schools offering Elementary Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

The four schools in this article all offer elementary education bachelor's degrees and one also offers a master's degree allowing teachers to specialize in a specific area. See more about these Idaho schools and their programs so you can pick the right option for your degree program.

What You Need to Know

Degree programs for elementary educators are available at 4-year universities throughout Idaho. You could earn a 4-year bachelor's degree in elementary education, and select schools may offer specializations in areas such as special education, early childhood studies, literacy, or bilingual education. If you're already an experienced teacher, you might be interested in working toward a 4-semester master's degree in elementary education, choosing from specializations in areas such as math, language arts, social sciences and science. This graduate degree requires no thesis completion. Keep reading to find a program that meets your requirements.

Bachelor's Degree Programs in Idaho

Boise State University

In addition to preparing to teach in a kindergarten through 8th grade classroom, you can earn endorsements in bilingual education, special education, literacy or early childhood studies in Boise State University's elementary education program. If you want to teach 6th through 8th grades, you'll need a middle school endorsement. Observation and student teaching in an area elementary school is part of the program. Admission to the elementary teacher education program at Boise State is competitive, and students are chosen based on grade point averages, with preference given to students majoring in a type of education for which there is a shortage of teachers.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Specializations: Bilingual education, special education, literacy, early childhood studies
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $6,876 per year for in-state students; $20,926 per year for out-of-state students(2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 22,200 students (about 19,300 undergraduates)

Brigham Young University - Idaho

In the elementary education program at BYU-Idaho, you'll study in the classroom and through a semester of student teaching in an Idaho elementary school. After taking basic foundational courses that include instruction in science, writing and American studies, as well as the family and the Book of Mormon, you'll begin education classes. Courses include educational psychology, culture and diversity and child development. You'll also be trained in how to teach the subjects offered in an elementary curriculum. If you're a member of the LDS church, you can take many foundational courses through the online Pathway program. Some education courses are also offered online.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,830 per year (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; approximately 36,600 students (all undergraduate)

Idaho State University

You can earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Idaho State University. You'll choose 1 area of emphasis from mathematics, history, science or English, and you have the option to double major in special education. The course plan includes classes in curriculum planning, education theory and classroom management, along with courses in teaching the individual subjects that make up an elementary curriculum and additional courses in your area of emphasis. You'll get practical training through a semester-long internship in an elementary school.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education or Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Specializations: English, mathematics, science, history
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $6,784 per year for in-state students; $20,182 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: 2.75 overall grade point average
  • Prerequisites: Required courses in 2 out of the 3 areas of communications, English or math, with 'B' or higher; 'C' or higher in technology in teaching and either a class in the young child or in development and differences
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 13,400 students (about 11,500 undergraduates)

University of Idaho

As a student in the University of Idaho's elementary education program, you'll take courses in diverse learning styles, psychology and principles of learning as well as subjects in the elementary curriculum, such as science and reading. You'll spend a year in an elementary school classroom and be assigned a faculty member as a mentor. You can earn an elementary education degree at either the main campus in Moscow or in Coeur d'Alene.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,020 per year for in-state students; $21,024 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 11,700 students (about 9,300 undergraduate)

Master's Degree Programs in Idaho

Idaho State University

Designed for experienced teachers, the master's degree program at Idaho State will allow you to gain expertise in either English/language arts, history/social science, mathematics or science, including geology, physical science or biology. This non-thesis program includes courses in using technology in the classroom, methods of learning, assessment and evaluation and a seminar in elementary education. You and your academic advisor will work out a course plan of 12 additional credit hours of courses in your specialty area.

  • Program Name: Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Specializations: History/social science, English/language arts, science, mathematics
  • Program Length: 36 credit hours (roughly 4 semesters, full-time)
  • Tuition: $5,106 per year for in-state students; $18,504 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Must be a practicing educator or have a documented record of teaching experience
  • School Type: 4-year, public; approximately 13,400 students (about 1,900 graduate students)

Idaho State University can provide aspiring elementary teachers with both their 4-year undergraduate degree and master's degree; undergraduate degrees for prospective Idaho elementary teachers are also found at Boise State University, Brigham Young University - Idaho and the University of Idaho.

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