Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising Center

Academic advising for the teacher certification and undergraduate program is coordinated through the College of Education Student Advising Center. Services available through the Advising Center include:

Been Advised

The Center also evaluates transcripts for students transferring coursework from other institutions and may assist with petition preparation when required. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Advising Center to ensure successful and efficient completion of academic program requirements.

Contact Advising Center Staff

College of Education Building
Room 363
Phone: (208) 282-2783
Fax: (208) 282-3791

Mailing Address:

Idaho State University
921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8059
Pocatello, ID 83209-8059

Advising Forms

Teacher Education Program Application Forms

Teacher Education Program Application
College of Education Acknowledgement (Idaho Code Awareness)
Application Instructions for Admission to the Teacher Education Program
Guidelines for Completing Teacher Education Program Interview
Student Release Form for Video

ISU Goals and Objectives

Individuals with catalog years prior to Fall 2013 will use the respective Goal advising sheets. Starting with Fall 2013 all individuals will use ISU Objective requirements.
Special Education Goals 2004 - 2013
ISU Objective Requirements (as of Fall 2013)
Objectives VS Goals

Elementary Education Forms

Elementary Advising Checklist: Page 2
Elementary Education 2013-2014 emphasis coursework
Suggested Order of Classes (Pocatello)
Suggested Order of Classes (Idaho Falls)
Suggested Order of Classes (Twin Falls)
BA or BS Elementary Education Degree Plan and Checklist
BA or BS Elementary Education Degree Plan and Checklist (PDF)
Early Childhood 2013+

General Forms

Transcript Evaluation Request Form
Background Check Information
Online Idaho CompLiteracy Course
Online Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course
Options to Fulfill Education 2215
Perhaps a TEACH Grant can help you!
Plan of Study
Teacher Education Program: YouTube Video for Interview
Join Our Group - Stay Informed

Secondary Education Forms

Secondary Advising Checklist
Suggested Order of Classes (Pocatello)
Suggested Order of Classes (Idaho Falls)
Suggested Order of Classes (Twin Falls)
BA or BS Secondary Education Degree Plan and Checklist
BA or BS Secondary Education Degree Plan and Checklist (PDF)
Family and Consumer Science Teaching

Special Education Forms

Special Education with Certification Advising Checklist: Page 2
Suggested Order of Classes
Special Education Electives
Special Education (Certification Only) Advising Checklist:
With Teaching Credentials
With No Teaching Credentials
BA or BS Special Education Degree Plan and Checklist
BA or BS Special Education Degree Plan and Checklist (PDF)

Praxis & ICLA Assessments

Effective September 1, 2014. the Praxis I PPST exam has been discontinued. The replacement exam is the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.
ICLA Testing Dates and Study Session Information


Certification Application Instructions
Non-Teaching Certification Application Instructions
Teaching Certification - student presentation

Fingerprints completed for student teaching or internship are valid toward your certification application for 3 years. If you are seeking initial certification at a later date you will need to obtain a new fingerprint card from the State Board of Education or Kelli Horrocks (208-282-3701, horrkell@isu.edu). You will need to complete the Noncriminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement and the Fingerprint Verification Form. Submit both forms with fingerprint card and include $40 for fingerprint verification. Return to all below.

The Non-Teaching Certification Application Instructions outlines what needs to be completed for individuals that are certifying in anything other than elementary, secondary education, PE or Music. Certification Application Instructions are directions for individuals certifying in Education (secondary, elementary, PE and Music).

For the most current certification forms, please visit: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/ Completed forms may be submitted to the advising office at:

College of Education
Advising Center
921 South 8th Avenue Stop 8059
Pocatello, Idaho, USA 83209

For more information, please contact the advising office at (208) 282-2783.


Internal College of Education Petition

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 the Course 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 on forms available online and the Advising Center. For petitions involving teacher education requirements, an Education Advisor from the Advising Center will review the petition, provide a recommendation, and sign the petition. Petitions also require the signature and the 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.

Last Update: 8/18/2014 Saupe aka-Senzo

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