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Initial Application



Admission for:
FALL – Applications due first Friday in February
SPRING – Applications due third Friday in September

STEP 1: Create a Taskstream Account

All application and re-application materials are submitted through a web-based application called Taskstream.

  1. Follow the instructions found here to create your Taskstream account and begin the application process.
  2. Email Megan Gebhart ( for the Self-Enrollment Code.

STEP 2: Submit the Following Required Application Materials

  1. Application Form – Provided on Taskstream
  2. Letter of Application – Addressed to the IDoTeach Program Admissions Committee, addressing the following:
        a. Why do you want to be a teacher? What is your passion related to teaching and/or working with students?
        b. Why do you think you will excel as a teacher? Where do you think you might struggle?
        c. What do you hope to learn in the program?
  3. Resume – If you need assistance creating or updating your resume, then contact the career center at (208) 426-1747 or visit them in room 111 of the Academic & Career Services building.
  4. Fingerpringing/Background Check – Fingerprint cards, (3) required forms, and further printed instructions are available in the the College of Education (Education building, E722). Submit your completed fingerprint card, two (2) required forms, and a $28.25 fee for the background check (check or money order ONLY made out to the Idaho State Department of Education) to the College of Education (E722) by Friday, September 20, 2019 by 5:00pm. (DO NOT put BSU on the check or money order otherwise it will be returned to you and delay your processing.)
  5. Unofficial Transcripts – Minimum degree-box grade point average of 3.00. Transcript must indicate the completion of the following courses:
        i. At least 6 credits of required STEM coursework (courses required by degree plan with one of the following prefixes: BIOL, CE, CHEM, CS, ECE, ENGR, GEOG, GEOS, MATH, ME, MSE, PHYS)
        ii. STEM-ED 101, STEM-ED 102, and STEM-ED 210 with a B- or higher
  6. Mindset and Self-Efficacy Surveys – Provided on Taskstream.

STEP 3: Entrance Interview

You will be required to teach a 6-8 minute lesson to your interview panel on a topic of your choice.  The lesson should show us some of the skills you have learned in the IDoTeach program thus far, such as presenting a problem or inquiry in a student-centered manner, and asking probing questions. The details of location, date and time will be available in your Google Calendar after signing up for a timeslot through Google Appointments. You will also be notified of the admission decision through your email.

The interview will consist of two parts: 1) your prepared 6-8 minute lesson on a topic of your choosing and 2) faculty questions.

  • PowerPoint presentations are not allowed. You are allowed to bring note cards if you choose or any other materials to support your lesson.

Following your lesson, the faculty will discuss with you areas they feel will be most helpful to your professional development. This may involve, but is not limited to, asking questions related to your lesson.
Successful completion of the IDoTeach Admission Interview offers you the opportunity to:

  • reflect seriously on the profession of teaching
  • exhibit professional behavior and temperament
  • examine indicators for your future success as an educator

Be sure to practice your lesson so you cover everything you hope to in the time allotted. Feel free to discuss any aspect of the interview process with your IDoTeach faculty advocate prior to your interview.