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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Idaho

Each year, roughly 3.6% of Idaho students graduate with degrees in teaching. In other words, every year an estimated 1,320 teachers graduate from Idaho's 12 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Idaho that has a teaching program is University of Idaho. University of Idaho, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Moscow. 195 students graduated with a degree in teaching from University of Idaho in 2010. University of Idaho charged in-state students $5,402 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Idaho with a teaching program is The College of Idaho, which is located in Caldwell. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. In 2010, 13 students graduated from The College of Idaho teaching program. Students at The College of Idaho paid $21,380 per year in tuition fees.

Boise State University, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Idaho that has a teaching program. It is located in Boise. In 2010, Boise State University graduated 284 students from its teaching programs. The tuition rate at Boise State University was $5,300 per year.


Teaching schools in Idaho, charge students an average tuition of $7,311 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $23,100 per year, or as little as $2,520 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Idaho were:

  1. Northwest Nazarene University - located in Nampa, students are charged $23,100 per year
  2. The College of Idaho - located in Caldwell, students are charged $21,380 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Idaho Campus - located in Meridian, students are charged $10,200 per year

The teaching schools in Idaho that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  2. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, students are charged $2,658 per year
  3. College of Western Idaho - located in Nampa, students are charged $3,096 per year

A teaching degree from an Idaho school... what next?

teaching graduates in Idaho can go into a variety of professions such as primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. If you decide to work as a teacher in Idaho, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 17,380 Idaho teacher as of 2010. This number includes 190 english teachers, 1,160 primary school education administrators, and 650 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Idaho teachers:

  1. Ada County - 4,730 teachers
  2. Blaine County - 2,060 teachers
  3. Bear Lake County - 1,590 teachers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 14,930 teachers will be working in Idaho. This would require the number of teacher to grow by 17%.


On average, teachers earn $53,638 per year. However, this number is only an average. Teacher in Idaho had varying salaries from $16,260 to $161,980 per year in 2010. The following counties in Idaho have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Nez Perce County - $67,117 per year
  2. Blaine County - $56,451 per year
  3. Adams County - $53,993 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Idaho make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Benewah County - $45,915 per year
  2. Ada County - $49,676 per year
  3. Bear Lake County - $51,430 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Idaho were:

  1. Education Administrator - $80,660 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $76,570 per year
  3. Postsecondary Teacher - $76,400 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Idaho were:

  1. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $36,890 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $34,470 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Idaho statistics regarding a career in teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Idaho
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Idaho
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Idaho
  • Certificate in Teaching in Idaho

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Business Teachers, Postsecondary n/a $69,650
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 7,620 $49,990 -23.4%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 2,740 $49,050
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,960 $76,400 -46.0%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 1,160 $76,570 14.9%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 850 $42,960
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 650 $80,660 91.2%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 490 $37,440 188.2%
Instructional Coordinators 440 $47,470
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 260 $51,330 -29.7%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 260 $36,890
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 190 $46,310 280.0%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 190 $51,190
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 190 $34,470
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 180 $56,270
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $47,180
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $58,010

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