Through arrangements with Boise State University, teachers enrolled in some of these courses are able to receive professional education credit, which satisfies certification/recertification requirements through the State Department of Education, or fulfills salary level requirements through individual school districts.
Some courses are offered within special conferences either on or off the Boise State campus and online. We also offer some in-service courses during the summer, and three Weekend Master's Degree programs.
To get an idea of what is offered during the summer, take a look at our Summer 2010 Educators Brochure that featured courses, workshops and conferences geared specifically for educators and administrators. (PDF)
Boise State offers a selection of courses available via Internet for professional education, undergraduate, or graduate credit in conjunction with educational vendors. These interactive courses for teachers are affordable, relevant, up-to-date and portable. Please check with the proper certifying agency prior to registration.
For comprehensive information about credit options, cost, registration, and course descriptions, visit Online Professional Education Courses for Educators.
The Departments of Literacy and Bilingual/ESL Education and the Division of Extended Studies are pleased to offer weekend Masters programs.
These degrees are obtainable in two years and can be started in any semester or in summer.
• Master of Arts in Education, Literacy
This program for educators is offered on the weekend in a condensed format, Friday evening and Saturday, for the convenience of working professionals. Each 3-credit class meets three times during the semester in Boise or at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa. The program is designed to be completed in two years, including summer.
Prospective students may contact Stan Steiner, Literacy Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-426-3962.
For more information visit the Department of Literacy Master of Arts in Education, Literacy web site.
• Master of Education, Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language
This program is designed for teachers who work with or are preparing to work with English language learners. Classes meet at CSI in Twin Falls or at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa, in a condensed format, Friday evening and all day Saturday. Each 3-crdit class meets for three weekends. The program is designed to be completed in two years, including summer.
Prospective students may contact Roberto Bahruth, Bilingual and ESL Department Chair, at email@example.com or 208-426-4077 for additional information.
For more information visit the Bilingual/ESL web site.
The National Writing Project, known as the NWP, has been widely recognized as the most successful grassroots movement for school and instructional change in the history of American education. The network consists of over 250 international sites and includes an international corps of exemplary teachers and teacher leaders. These teachers are active in their own schools and at the regional and national levels in providing in-servicing, policy advice, teacher-consulting, teacher research and various other services to their profession.
The Boise State Writing Project offers a wide variety of Professional Development and staff In-Service programs. Programs are based on current research regarding best practices in education. All BSWP programs meet the high standards set by the National Writing Project. Our programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of your building or district.
How can you become a National Writing Project Fellow? Nominations and applications are accepted through mid-March.
Contact Jeff Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-426-1199.
Visit the Boise State Writing Project web site for information and additional details.
Edufest will be held in the Student Union Building on the campus of Boise State University and features a week of keynotes, continuing sessions and special topic strands by internationally and nationally recognized experts in gifted and talented education.
Conference Fee: $460
Cost for Graduate Professional Education Credits: $80 per credit
Cost for Workshops: $312 per credit
Registration: Credit registration is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 and Monday-Wednesday, July 25-28, from 8 to 4 p.m.
For Additional Information: Email email@example.com or call 208-378-0579
Visit the Edufest website at www.edufest.org/
Jill Hella, K-12 Professional Education Specialist
Phone: (208) 426-3713
Reviewed: May 25, 2012