The College of Education prepares students for various careers in Education, Organizational Performance, and Sport Science. Students who seek to enter education-related professions are known as "candidates." Candidates pursuing teaching, professional school personnel, or administrative careers in schools will find an assortment of integrated programs organized to meet their professional aspirations. All programs in the College are experiential, collaborative, standards-based, assessment-informed, research-guided, and technology-supported. Idaho State University has an institutional commitment to educator preparation. Educator preparation programs are offered through the faculties of the College of Education, the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science and Engineering, and the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences.
The College is organized into four academic departments and five centers/offices:
Organizational Learning and Performance
John Curry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair
The Department of Organizational Learning and Performance offers three graduate degrees - Master of Science in Human Resource Development (M.S. HRD), Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology (M.Ed. IDT), and Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design (Ph.D.) [no longer accepting students] - and an undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Workplace Training and Leadership (B.S. WTL) that focus on organizational performance as it relates to training, learning and development, leadership, instructional design, and performance improvement. The primary discipline is Human Resource Development.
Program participants range from traditional undergraduate students to seasoned managers and supervisors. The degrees are aimed to prepare students to be knowledgeable and highly effective in a variety of organizations in both the for-profit and not-for-profit environments, including education and public service/government.
The Department of Organizational Learning and Performance also offers degree and certification courses for the State of Idaho Career and Technical Education (CTE). Many CTE professionals or aspiring CTE instructors elect to apply the suite of the four required CTE certification courses toward the Master of Science in Human Resource Development degree or the Bachelor of Science in Workplace Training and Leadership degree.
Human Performance and Sport Studies
Caroline Faure, Ed.D., Professor, Chair
The Department of Human Performance and Sport Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in sport and exercise science, outdoor education, and sport management. Minors in coaching, outdoor education, and sport management are also offered.
Teaching and Educational Studies
Cory Bennett, Ph.D., Professor, Chair
The Department of Teaching and Educational Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in elementary education, secondary education, early childhood education, and special education. The department also offers core courses in educational foundations for teacher preparation programs and Master of Education degree programs.
Department of School Psychology and Educational Leadership
Howard Fan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair
The Department of School Psychology and Educational Leadership offers graduate programs in school psychology and educational leadership, including both public school and higher education administration.
Albion Center for Education Innovation
Gabriel Rodriguez, Albion Center Program Director
The Albion Center for Education Innovation collaborates with local school districts, education agencies, professional organizations, and policymakers throughout the Intermountain West by establishing partnerships that enhance the delivery of quality education. The center coordinates professional education programs and coursework, agency/school development, business and community partnerships, and research with its related services.
Petitions to be allowed to deviate from institutional policies require submission of an Idaho State University Undergraduate Student Petition and appropriate supporting documentation (see the Petition Policies stated elsewhere in this catalog). Petitions to be allowed to deviate from College of Education policies and requirements require submission of an Internal College of Education Petition with supporting documentation. Internal petitions are initiated with an advisor or course instructor. For petitions involving Teacher Education requirements, an Education Advisor from the Kent Center will review the petition, provide a recommendation, and sign the petition. Petitions also require the signature and recommendation of the appropriate program major advisor, program coordinator, or department chair. Internal petitions are approved or denied by the associate dean (or dean) of the College of Education. A copy of the petition is retained by the College of Education in the candidate’s official file. If additional action is required, approved petitions are advanced to the Registrar’s Office.