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Teacher Preparation

Section 205 of Title II of the Higher Education Opportunity Act mandates that the Department of Education collect data related to teacher certification and licensure, as well as data on the performance of teacher preparation programs. This report presents selected data which was provided to USDOE in response to the reporting requirements of this law.

I. Admission Requirements

The following are required for admission in the BYU-Idaho teacher preparation program: application, transcript, fingerprint check, minimum number of courses/credits/semester hours completed, minimum undergraduate GPA, minimum GPA in content area coursework, subject area/academic content test or other subject-matter verification, eEssay or personal statement. An application process for admittance into the teacher education programs occurs typically during the sophomore year (semester 3 or 4).

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II. Enrollment Information

Total number of students enrolled in 2019-20201,442
Unduplicated number of males enrolled in 2019-2020229
Unduplicated number of females enrolled in 2019-20201213

Ethnicity and RaceNumber Enrolled
Hispanic/Latino of any race56
American Indian or Alaska Native1
Black or African American7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander3
Two or More Races107

III. Supervised Clinical Experience

Average number of clock hours required prior to student teaching50
Average number of clock hours required for student teaching500
Number of full-time equivalent faculty in supervised clinical experience during this academic year16
Number of full-time equivalent adjunct faculty in supervised clinical experience during this academic year (IHE and PreK-12 staff)408
Number of students in supervised clinical experience during this academic year672

IV. Teachers Prepared by Subject Area for Academic Year 2019-2020

Subject AreaNumber Prepared
Teacher Education - Special Education 32
Teacher Education - Early Childhood Education34
Teacher Education - Elementary Education143
Teacher Education - Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education9
Teacher Education - Art22
Teacher Education - English/Language Arts37
Teacher Education - Foreign Language19
Teacher Education - Health1
Teacher Education - Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics13
Teacher Education - Mathematics16
Teacher Education - Music14
Teacher Education - Physical Education and Coaching1
Teacher Education - Science Teacher Education/General Science10
Teacher Education - Social Studies15
Teacher Education - Biology11
Teacher Education - Drama and Dance1
Teacher Education - History19
Teacher Education - Physics2
Teacher Education - Earth Science5

Note. An individual can be counted in more than one subject area.

V. Program Completers


VI. Summary of Praxis Pass Rates

GroupNumber taking testsNumber passing testsPass rate (%)
All program completers, 2019-2030629496
All program completers, 2018-1934833697
All program completers, 2017-1831230497
All program completers, 2016-1727827298
All program completers, 2015-1629929097
All program completers, 2013-1436835998
All program completers, 2012-1324623897
All program completers, 2011-12384383100