State Profile

School Leader Certification and Preparation Programs

State Profile - Idaho

April 2018

 


The data included in this 50-state comparison is specific to school leader preparation program and certification requirements. There may be additional requirements that are not indicated. For additional information, questions or comments, please contact Deven Scott at dscott@ecs.org


Standards
Has the state adopted leadership standards? Yes. Idaho has adopted the Idaho Standards for School Principals (identical to 2015 PSEL standards). Idaho Education Rule 08-0202-1701
Preparation
Which state entity approves traditional school leader preparation programs? Idaho State Board of Education Idaho Code Ann. § 33-114
Does state policy require school leader preparation programs to align with adopted standards? Yes. Programs preparing administrator candidates must ensure candidates meet the Idaho Standards for School Principals through courses, practicum and field experience. Idaho Education Rule 08-0202-1701
Does state policy require field experience as part of school leader preparation programs? Yes. Programs preparing administrator candidates must ensure candidates meet the Idaho Standards for School Principals through courses, practicum and field experience. However, no hour requirement was found. Idaho Education Rule 08-0202-1701
Does state policy allow for innovative or experimental preparation programs? No state policy found.
Certification and Licensure
What are the initial school leader certification requirements? To qualify for an Administrator Certificate with a School Principal Endorsement P-12, a candidate must:
  • Hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Complete a state-approved program of at least 30 semester credit hours of graduate study in school administration for preparation of school principals at an accredited college or university that includes competencies of the Idaho Foundation Standards for School Administrators: School Climate, Collaborative Leadership, and Instructional Leadership and receive institutional recommendation
  • Complete an administrative internship in a state-approved program or have one year of experience as an administrator in grades P-12
  • Have four years of full-time certificated experience working with students, grades P-12, while under contract in an accredited school setting
  • Show proof of proficiency in evaluating teacher performance demonstrated by receiving a passing score on an approved assessment.
Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.02.015
What are the requirements for school leaders licensed out-of-state? Out-of-state applicants are held to the same requirements as in-state candidates. However, an applicant may be issued an Idaho Interim Certificate while they complete coursework and/or assessment requirements. Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.02.016

Source
Is there an alternative route to initial certification? No state policy found.

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