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About Dr. Terah Moore



Educational research, curriculum and instruction, elementary pedagogy, bilingual/ESL

Personal Statement

Terah is a believer of living life to its fullest potential. She believes she does this by holding others in high esteem -- genuinely caring for them -- by seeking balance between a passionate work ethic, cultivating a healthy marriage with her husband Andy, raising two beautiful children, maintaining a stable home life on the farm, and sustaining joy through play. Her heart’s passion is to inspire, shape, and send teachers into the education field who possess a strong teaching identity, a passion for teaching and learning, a desire and a plan to impact the world by impacting students. Her teaching and her life are characterized by these elements and are rooted in daily renewal, reflection, and relationship with God.

Professional Experience

Terah began teaching at The College of Idaho in 2012. She teaches courses in educational research, curriculum and instruction, elementary pedagogy, and bilingual/ESL endorsement programs at the master’s and undergraduate levels. Her primary role at the graduate level is to oversee and support teachers conducting action research. She partners with local districts to provide support and training in ESL and bilingual endorsement certifications. Prior to coming to the College, Terah was director of the MAT program in Boise, ID at George Fox University. Terah’s classroom teaching experience spans K-12 in poverty schools and bilingual settings. Terah participates in curricular research. Her primary focus is experiential education and facilitating long term sustainable teaching through this approach. Terah has presented research in the areas of science education, curriculum and instruction, and bilingual education. She consistently shares her work at AERA, NWATE, and Federal Program conferences. Terah offers local teacher training workshops for bilingual educators.


  • PhD Education; Adult Organizational Learning, University of Idaho
  • MA Curriculum and Instruction; Bilingual/ESL Education, Boise State University
  • BS Elementary Education; minor in Spanish, Idaho State University