State of Utah Requirements for Administrative Licensure
The following State of Utah requirements for administrative licensure are found in Utah Administrative Code R277-505-4:
- A Level 2 teaching license or equivalent from another state with area of concentration
- A master's or more advanced degree
- Completion of an education administrative program
- A passing score on the Administrative Praxis (0411), a state board–approved administrative test
- Students will need to take and pass the State-required Educational Leadership Administration & Supervision Praxis Exam offered through ETS (0411). This Praxis is a paper-based exam. For more information about the Praxis II (0411), please see:
- Three years of acceptable full-time professional experience in an education-related position in a public or accredited private or parochial school
- A recommendation from a Utah institution with a preparation program that has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
- Completion of an administrative internship
Recommendation for Administrative Licensure
Upon completion of all program requirements, including the administrative internship, students request a recommendation for administrative licensure. The BYU School Leadership Program is under accreditation by TEAC and can provide this recommendation for students who have completed all program requirements within the past five years. After five years, a licensure candidate may need to meet additional requirements for qualification equivalent to our currently accredited program.
Additional information may be found in the Student Program Handbook.
Pursing Administrative Positions
Students seeking administrative positions are responsible for making their own applications, understanding application processes and required materials, and meeting application deadlines. Attend carefully to district application deadlines and requirements as many district deadlines are in the Fall and Winter semesters—before you graduate. Contact the Human Resources Departments in each district for more information.