Idaho – State Information

MEA President: Thomas Kloss
Advocacy Leadership Force member: BriAnna Crook
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/6/2021
Adjourns: 3/20/2021

Meeting virtually and in person in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines  
Governor Brad Little (R)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Lance W. Clow (R)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Ryan Kerby (R)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Steven P. Thayn (R)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Carl Crabtree (R)

Partisan Split House: R       Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 208-332-1141
Senate Secretary Contact 208-332-1309
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Brandy Scott
Title I Coordinator
Idaho State Department of Education
Title IV Director

Brandy Diaz Scott
(208) 332-6891

Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds August 31st original deadline – scroll to bottom of allocations
webpage to find allocations by fiscal year

State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

ID Music 6-12
Music K-12
Initial (5-year)
Standard (5-year)
None Praxis II: Music Content Knowledge (5113) None No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework; Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course $75 application
$34.75 fingerprinting
Yes   June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Idaho Back to School Framework 2020

Title IV Success Stories