ShaKayla Moran, one of Boise State’s 2021 Top Ten scholars, will graduate as a first-generation college student. She says her work in IDoTeach has honed her academic excellence and influenced the kind of science educator she hopes to become. 🐴🎓💙

"Being a first generation student at Boise State has taught me how to be resilient and persevere," said Moran. "IDoTeach has prepared me to be an educator because they provide the opportunity to get in the classroom earlier, and having more experience makes you a better teacher. The program has helped me prepare inquiry-based and innovative lessons, which I think are really important in the sciences, and I hope to bring that experience to my students."

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Attention STEM majors!

You may be eligible for up to 15 "free" credits through summer scholarships from Boise State University College of Education's IDoTeach program.

Scholarships are open to any STEM major interested in exploring teaching.

Boise State STEM majors are eligible for up to 15 'free' credits through summer scholarships from the IDoTeach program.

The scholarships are open to any STEM major interested in exploring teaching.
Boise State University College of Education announced the promotion of six faculty members, including Jan Smith, clinical associate professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies (CIFS).

Dr. Smith's primary teaching responsibilities include a variety of STEM ED courses in IDoTeach. She also enjoys teaching the Elementary Science Methods course in the CIFS department. In addition to teaching and clinical field supervision, she also manages the Noyce Scholars Program.

Congratulations, Dr. Smith!
Boise State students and faculty, dressed in blue t-shirts and lab coats, along with Emmett Middle School students and community partners, recently led activities and interactive experiments designed to engage elementary-aged kids in science, technology, engineering and math at a STEM education night in Emmett, Idaho.

Former NASA astronaut and Boise State Distinguished Educator in Residence Steve Swanson kicked off the activities with a presentation and video about his time at the International Space Station, and fielded eager questions from the crowd.

“These events show young people that STEM careers can be interesting and fun. STEM is about finding creative, technical solutions to make our world a better place," Swanson said.

More than 60 volunteers participated, including Boise State University College of Education elementary education majors and IDoTeach students, the Boise State Microgravity team and the Boise State College of Innovation + Design NASA SUITS team, the Geosciences Outreach Program, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers from Boise State College of Engineering. Off-campus partners included Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, Foothills Learning Center, and the 4-H Extension Youth Development program.

Learn more at
IDoTeach teacher candidates André Bolliou, Hanna Irving and Douglas Jackson created an activity that models the potential energy of a magnetic accelerator, and their work is featured in an article published in The Physics Teacher.

Andre, Hanna and Douglas were students in Leslie Atkins Elliott’s Spring 2018 course, and developed a lab activity that can be used in high school physics classrooms.
Thank you South Junior High School for letting us video one of our IDoTeach engineering student teachers with your great students this morning!

IDoTeach is a new secondary education preparation program for math, science, and engineering majors IDoTeach is for students interested in a STEM discipline.

This program is designed for students to get their degree and teaching certificate in four years. We also have many scholarship and internship opportunities! Reach out to us! Email us at [email protected].

Photos from IDoTeach's post 01/18/2023

The upcoming Science Bowl is a great volunteer opportunity! Specific role descriptions can be found at

A few of the roles include timekeeper, scorekeeper, and general event help.

Interested in signing up?

Questions? Contact Laurie Anderson ([email protected]).


Interested in engaging with the local community? Join us for a STEM Night this year! Fill out this Service Form ( if you are interested, or contact [email protected] with questions.


Wishing you all a Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!


The application deadline for IDoTeach and Professional Year is fast approaching! Apply today!


Just a reminder to join us at one of our application information sessions this Friday or next Friday in EDUC 417 from 3 to 4:30pm! If you are applying to IDoTeach, Teacher Ed, or Professional Year, these sessions will help make sure you have everything you need to apply. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]. See you there!


Welcome back to your Spring semester! We hope it's the best one yet!


Wishing you a joyful and healthy 2023!


A HUGE congratulations to our IDoTeach grads this past Saturday! We look forward to hearing about all the great things you do next! Keep in touch!


Happy Holiday Break! Be safe and we'll see you next year!


Save the Dates for application information sessions! Stop by EDUC 417 on January 13th or 20th at 3pm to ask any questions you may have about your application or the process. Hope to see you there! Please RSVP to [email protected] so we can provide the right amount of light snacks.


Before you head off to a well-deserved break, we wanted to make sure you have the IDoTeach initial and Professional Year application deadline on your calendar! All applications will be due on Friday, February 3, 2023. Application information sessions will be offered in mid and late January to help walk you through the process, but feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] for questions in the meantime!


Good luck to everyone as we wrap up the semester!


to mock lesson plans in STEM-ED 310! Students got to practice their field lessons with their peers.


There is still time (and course availability!) for you to sign up for STEM-ED 101 next semester! This one-credit course is a great addition to your schedule, is open to all majors, and will help you get familiar with teaching in a fun, laid-back way. Hope to see you in STEM-ED 101 in the Spring!

Photos from IDoTeach's post 12/06/2022

Join Boise State's student-based team of Astronomers in Training Assisting the Community (AstroTAC). Faculty in the Department of Physics and the IDoTeach Program are building a NASA-funded Central Idaho Dark Sky STEM Network. We aim to expand awareness and interest in our dark skies through astronomy outreach. You can work alongside astronomers and educators to connect with the public across the state of Idaho. Full-time students qualify for this position. See the flyer for details to apply by 12/9.


Check out this amazing volunteer opportunity! Visit to learn more and sign up to be a tutor!


Riverside needs volunteers for their Hour of Code next week! Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in participating.


STEM-ED 101 is a 1-credit course that is open to all majors. You will get early field experience in a local Elementary School, and have lots of fun doing it! Add it to your schedule for next semester today!


Welcome back! We are here for you as you make your final push toward the end of the semester. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you in the coming weeks. You've got this!


Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our wonderful IDoTeach staff, mentors, alumni, and students. Thanks for all that you do!


We hope you have a safe and relaxing Fall Break! See you next week!


Check out the Geoscience Department's new Outreach course!


to when our STEM-ED 101 students taught mini lessons at Liberty Elementary a few weeks ago!


As you are registering for courses this week, consider adding STEM-ED 101 to your schedule! This one-credit course is open to all majors, allows you in-classroom experience in a local school, and is tons of fun! Contact [email protected] to learn more!


Happy Veterans Day from IDoTeach!


Check out this exciting new certificate being offered by the Environmental Studies program! Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information!


Join the Boise State Physics department for Telescope Training this Saturday! RSVP to [email protected] by November 11.


Did you know that IDoTeach has a job board? Check it out to see local STEM Education opportunities:


We have an exciting volunteer opportunity for a variety of majors! Contact [email protected] to learn more!

Boise, ID - (you) Matter — The Story Collider 11/01/2022

Boise, ID - (you) Matter — The Story Collider

The National Science Foundation and the Boise State College of Engineering are putting on a fascinating event on Matter! Learn more and get tickets at the link:

Boise, ID - (you) Matter — The Story Collider The Story Collider is delighted to partner with Boise State University and share stories from their Undergraduate program in Materials Science and Engineering.


Wishing you a fun and safe Halloween!


Did you know that IDoTeach is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year? Stay tuned for more exciting events to celebrate this awesome milestone!


Our faculty feature, Dr. Molly Wolk, initially got involved with the IDoTeach program in 2015 at the College of Western Idaho. As of last year, Dr. Wolk joined Boise State's IDoTeach programs as a visiting assistant professor! Dr. Wolk teaches STEM-ED 101, 102, 310 and ED-CIFS 333.


If you are interested in teaching, make sure to sign up for STEM-ED 101 in the Spring! Add the course to your shopping cart now to make registration easy!


Happy ! We loved seeing current and former IDoTeach students last week as we celebrated 10 years of IDoTeach!


Check out the Fall Career and Graduate School Fair today from 10am-2pm in the Jordan and Simplot Ballrooms in the Student Union Building!


Don't forget to sign up to be a STEM tutor! This fun, flexible opportunity is a great way to get some education experience during your undergrad! Go to this link to sign up to be a tutor:


As you start thinking about Spring registration, we hope you will remember to sign up for STEM-ED 101 for a fun, unique way to see if teaching is right for you!


to our STEM-ED 101 students' first visit to observe a local classroom! We love seeing them excited about learning and engaging.


Join the new Secondary Education Club for their first Mixer! Come to Push & Pour this Thursday, 10/13 at 7pm to meet other Secondary Ed majors and learn more about this exciting club!

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