Prospective Students

Teacher Education Majors

BYU-Idaho is student focused by design. Students participate in smaller class sizes, experience more one-on-one time with instructors, and engage with peers that share the same values. Teachers at BYU-Idaho are focused on helping each student realize their full potential through academics and personal growth. Students graduate from the university prepared personally and professionally for the real world.

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ECSE (Early Childhood Education/Special Education)

The Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) degree offers a specific skill set that provides the knowledge and license to teach and help young children in general education and special education classes as well as home-based settings. To help students gain real-world experience, they will participate in six different supervised intervention/teaching experiences with a partnered school district, on-campus lab, home, or center.

  • Work with families and infants (birth to age 3) in an early intervention setting
  • Teach regular or special education preschool for children ages 3-5 years
  • Teach regular or special education grades K-3 in an elementary school
  • Business training
  • Education product sales
  • Curriculum development
  • School Level: Infancy-3rd grade
  • Children's Age: Infancy-8 years
  • Student Teaching: 1 semester

Elementary Education

At BYU-Idaho, a teacher candidate has multiple hands-on experiences in local schools and classrooms, may participate in various conferences and occasional trips, and will interview to complete student teaching with a specific partner school district either locally or out-of-state.  With this degree, teacher-candidates are ready to make a difference as professional teachers.

  • Teach elementary grades K-6
  • Teach middle school (6-9) in the chosen field of
    English/Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies
  • Online Educator
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Product Sales
  • Business Training     

  • School Level: K-8/9 grade
  • Children's Age: 5-14 years
  • Student Teaching: 1 semester

Special Education

The Special Education program prepares students to work with people with special needs from kindergarten through age 21. Students can choose between four areas of emphasis to fit their career goals: 1) elementary, 2) secondary math 3) secondary language arts, and 4) generalists. Students will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of skills during six supervised practicum teaching experiences within partnered schools before beginning their student teaching experience.

  • Work with students and families (K-12) in intervention settings
  • Teach in elementary, middle, junior, or high school special education classes
  • Focus in an area of your choice
    Elementary special education (K-8) | Secondary language arts (6-12 | Secondary math (6-12) | Generalist (K-12)
  • Business training
  • Education product sales
  • Curriculum development
  • School Level: K-12 grade
  • Children's Age: 5-21 years
  • Student Teaching: 1 semester

Secondary Education

The Secondary Education Core serves campus departments that offer Secondary Ed Majors and Minors.  We offer a series of classes designed to prepare students to be successful in the secondary public school setting.  Those interested in pursuing secondary certification will select a teaching major and minor, or enroll in one of the available composite programs. 

Below are the secondary education degrees offered at BYU-Idaho. Degrees are offered through various departments. (Example: Mathematics Education is housed in the Department of Mathematics.)

Majors

  •  Art Education
  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Earth Science Education
  • English Education
  • Family Consumer Sciences
  • History Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education:Band
  • Music Education:Orchestra
  • Music Education:Choral
  • Physics Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Spanish Education
  • Theatre Education

Minors

  • American Gov. Education
  • Art Education
  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Earth Science Education
  • English Education
  • Geography Education
  • History Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Natural Science Education
  • Physical Science Education
  • Physics Education
  • Spanish Education
  • TESOL Education
  • Theatre Education
  • School Level: 6-12 grade
  • Children's Age: 12-18 years
  • Student Teaching: 1 semester