Teacher Licensure

Licensing Recommendation

To be recommended for licensure in the State of Utah, the student must complete a teaching program which leads to licensure; pass the approved PRAXIS II exam(s); pass the OPI, if applicable; have fingerprint background clearance; and complete all graduation requirements as well as the State of Utah licensing requirements.

Once the student's bachelor's degree has been posted by the university (about 3-4 weeks after graduation) and his/her licensure requirements are fulfilled, the Education Advisement Center (350 MCKB) will recommend the student for licensure in the State of Utah. The Education Advisement Center will then email the student, providing instructions that must be followed to complete the licensure process with the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). The teaching license will be issued to the student by USOE upon completion of the process and payment of fees.

Further information about licensure in the State of Utah can be found at the following link: Utah State Office of Education

License Options

Undergraduates

  • Early Childhood Education: Kindergarten - 3rd
  • Elementary Education: Kindergarten - 6th
  • Secondary Education: 6th – 12th or Kindergarten – 12th
  • Special Education: Kindergarten - 12th

Advance Degrees

  • Administrative/Supervisory (MEd): Kindergarten - 12th
  • Communication Disorders (MS): Kindergarten - 12th
  • School Psychology (EdS): Kindergarten - 12th

Licensing for Those Who Already Have a Bachelor's degree

Individuals wishing to obtain a teaching license after receiving a bachelor's degree are encouraged to explore post baccalaureate options by:

  1. Contacting the Utah State Office of Education (www.schools.utah.gov) to discover alternative routes to licensure.
  2. Contacting one of the following institutions offering teacher licensure programs:

Southern Utah University (SUU)
435-586-5434 (Elementary)
435-586-7812 (Secondary)

University of Phoenix
801-373-6475
801-905-4256

University of Utah (UofU)
801-581-6064 (Elementary & ECE)
801-585-9436 (Secondary)

Utah State University (USU)
435-797-0385 (Elementary & ECE)
435-797-2222 (Secondary)

Utah Valley University (UVU)
863-8527 (Elementary & ECE)
863-7228 / 863-8587 (Secondary)

Weber State University
801-626-6636
801-626-6309

Westminster College
801-832-2473

Renewal of Licensure

Contact the Utah State Office of Education to renew your Utah teaching license: License Renewal

Licensing in Another State

To obtain a teaching license in another state when you already have a Utah teaching license

  1. Contact the state office of education for the state in which you wish to teach, so that you can review licensure requirements for that state.
  2. You may be required to complete an Institutional Verification Form. States requiring this form will provide it.
  3. If an Institutional Verification Form is required, you will also need to complete a Release of Information Form to send with it to the Education Advisement Center. Please be sure to complete your portion of the Institutional Verification Form before sending it and the release to the Education Advisement Center.

Below is a list of State Office Webpages

Alabama Department of Education

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

Arizona Department of Education

Arkansas Department of Education

California Department of Education

Colorado Department of Education

Connecticut State Department of Education

Delaware Department of Education

Florida Department of Education

Georgia Department of Education

Hawaii Department of Education

Idaho Department of Education

Illinois Board of Education

Indiana Department of Education

Iowa Department of Education

Kansas Department of Education

Kentucky Department of Education

Louisiana Department of Education

Maine Department of Education

Maryland Department of Education

Massachusettes Department of Education

Michigan Department of Education

Minnesota Department of Education

Mississippi Department of Education

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Montana Board of Public Education

Nebraska Department of Education

Nevada Department of Education

New Hampshire Department of Education

New Jersey Department of Education

New Mexico Public Education Department

New York State Education Department

New York City Department of Education

North Carolina State Board of Education

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Ohio Department of Education

Oklahoma Department of Education

Oregon Department of Education

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

South Carolina Department of Education

South Dakota Department of Education

Tennessee Department of Education

Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Utah State Office of Education

Vermont Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education

Washington State Board of Education

West Virginia Department of Education

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Wyoming Department of Education

Page updated 12/11/15

Although the Education Advisement Center makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information found on this website, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. Students should regularly consult with their department, college advisement center, the university catalog, and the Education Advisement Center for updates and changes.