The American Board can help you change careers and become a teacher in Idaho. In November 2003, the Idaho State Board of Education approved the American Board as a route to full teacher licensure. The Idaho State Department of Education fully recognizes the American Board’s certification for all school districts and charter schools in the state.
Why Choose The American board?
The American Board offers a flexible, affordable route to earn your Idaho teaching certificate. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.
The American Board has issued more than 700 certifications in Idaho. An American Board special education teacher from the Boise area was recently featured in the New York Times. Meet more career changers who chose the American Board such as math teacher Kelly Bow, special education teacher Leah Dow, biology teacher Nick Gastelcutto and English teacher Chuck Foster.
With the American Board, you can earn your Idaho teacher certification in a manner that is both cost-effective and efficient. On average, candidates take 8-10 months to complete the program. We provide a variety of resources to help prepare you for exams including online workshops, practice tests, and support from our advising team. The American Board costs $1995 for initial preparation and testing. Compare this to the estimated 25-30 credit hours required of the other options in Idaho.
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*The Elementary Education certification requires an additional secondary endorsement. Special Education can be used as the extra endorsement at no extra cost. The Reading Certificate will not satisfy this requirement.
**The General Science certification requires an additional endorsement in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
***In order to be eligible to teach secondary Special Education you will need an additional secondary endorsement in the subject you plan to teach.
****The History certification requires a passing score on both the US History and World History exams.