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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

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Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

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The state of Utah has a lot to offer for aspiring teachers or teachers wishing to advance their teaching credentials. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are about a dozen teaching colleges in Utah where students can obtain the education they need to become licensed teachers in Utah.

Utah has three levels for licensure of teachers working in Utah schools. To obtain a Level I license, the individual must complete a teacher preparation program or have a bachelor's degree in teaching.

For the Level II license, the individual must have a recommendation from the school district and must satisfy all EYE (Entry Years Enhancement) requirements, which include having three year's teaching experience. For the Level III license, the teacher must have a Level II license and be nationally board certified.

  • 35 teaching programs in Utah accredited by CAEP
  • 13 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 15 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Utah

The basic education requirements of becoming a licensed teacher in Utah is possessing a Bachelor's degree and completing a teacher preparation program approved by the state. Many universities and colleges offer joint or blended programs.

A teacher preparation program is usually structured on a foundation of fieldwork and college coursework. The curriculum typically covers classroom management, differentiated instructional strategies, subject-based teaching methods, pedagogical theories, and more. Fieldwork allows individuals the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a classroom setting with students.

Requirements to Teach in Utah

The programs are completed on a college campus or online. In Utah, the programs must hold national accreditation. Periodically, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation evaluates the programs. There are required tests to pass to become licensed.

A competency exam in the subject matter to be taught is required. The Praxis II test in the area(s) to be licensed can be taken. A clear background check determined via fingerprints is required.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority provides financial aid to resident students who attend Utah post-secondary institutions. It has Borrower Benefits programs that are among the best in the country. The Utah Navajo Fund receives oil royalties from leases northeast of Montezuma Creek as well as Mexican Water, Red Mesa, and Aneth. The agency administers the funds for Utah Navajo families and communities for programs that include higher education.

The State of Utah sponsors the Utah 529 Educational Savings Plan. It is a 'direct-sold' plan that deals directly with the UESP. No broker-dealer or financial adviser has to be involved.

UtahMentor provides a wealth of financing higher education and college selection information. It is meant to prepare students for the K-16 planning transition by helping parents and students make informed college decisions. UtahMentor provides a give that gives step-by-step instructions for searching for scholarships and financial aid. Students can fill out the FAFSAfor federal aid information.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Obtaining in-state status in Utah is straightforward and palatable. It is also unforgiving and strict. First, one must commit to Utah by demonstrating strong ties to the state. It is not necessary to be as financially independent as nearly every other state requires. Those hoping to attend college, work a bit, and receive substantial help from others may find Utah the place to be. Forethought that requires detailed planning, executing, and following through is a must.

Proof of relinquished domicile ties includes voter registration, driver's license, and vehicle registration, if applicable. Financial independence is demonstrated by federal tax returns of parents or guardians that do not claim the student as a dependent. Single students who are 23 years old or younger provide copies of their federal tax return for the year before the academic term for which in-state tuition is being sought. Proof of physical presence in the state for a minimum of 12 consecutive months before the first scheduled day of classes is required to be considered a Utah resident.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Utah

Brigham Young University
Provo
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Special Education - Mild/Moderate Disabilities Emphasis CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education - Severe Disabilities Emphasis CEC
University of Phoenix - Utah
Murray
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision ELCC
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Education/Special Education CEC
  • Endorsement only in Principal Licensure Certificate ELCC
Utah State University
Logan
CAEP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Utah State University School Psychology EdS Program NASP
Western Governors University
Salt Lake City
CAEP
  • Bachelors in B.A. Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) ACEI
  • Bachelors in B.A. Science (5–9) NSTA
  • Bachelors in B.A. Science (Biological Science, 5–12) NSTA
  • Bachelors in B.A. Science (Chemistry, 5–12) NSTA
  • Bachelors in B.A. Science (Geosciences, 5–12) NSTA
  • Bachelors in B.A. Science (Physics, 5–12) NSTA
  • Bachelors in BA in Mathematics 5-12 NCTM
  • Bachelors in BA in Mathematics 5-9 NCTM
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Science (5-12) NSTA
  • Endorsement only in Endorsement Preparation Program, English Language Learning (PreK–12) TESOL
  • Masters in M. A. Teaching, English (5-12) NCTE
  • Masters in M.A. English Language Learning/English as a Second Language (PreK–12) TESOL
  • Masters in M.A. Mathematics Education (5-12) NCTM
  • Masters in M.A. Mathematics Education (5-9) NCTM
  • Masters in M.A. Science Education (5–9) NSTA
  • Masters in M.A. Science Education (Biological Science, 5–12) NSTA
  • Masters in M.A. Science Education (Geosciences, 5-12) NSTA
  • Masters in M.A. Teaching, Elementary Education (K–8) ACEI
  • Masters in M.A. Teaching, Mathematics (5-12) NCTM
  • Masters in M.A. Teaching, Science (5–12) NSTA
  • Masters in MA in Teaching Mathematics (5-9) NCTM
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Science Education (5-12) NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in PB Certificate Mathematics 5-9 & 5-12 NCTM
  • Post Bachelors in Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Elementary Education (K–8) ACEI
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Science (5–12) NSTA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Science (5–9) NSTA

Online Teaching Degrees in Utah

Although Dixie State University does not offer online teaching degree programs, they do offer many online courses to help teaching students earn required credits. Southern Utah University offers an online education master degree program as well as several online education courses. Various online teaching programs are also offered through Western Governors University.

Utah Teacher Certification & Specializations

Brigham Young University – Provo has a Teaching English Language Learners Program that offers minors in dual-language immersion K-12 teaching and TESOL K-12. Dixie State University offers various secondary education licensure programs in areas like biology, biology with integrated science, art, English, mathematics education, music education, social science, physical science and theater education.

Southern Utah University offers endorsement programs in mathematics, English as a second language, library science, educational technology, reading, science, and gifted and talented. These endorsements can be included in SUU’s M.Ed. degree program. Several elementary and secondary education licensure programs are available at the University of Utah.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Utah

Students looking for teaching programs for initial licensure as Utah teachers may find exactly what they need at Brigham Young University – Provo. BYU offers bachelor degree programs in elementary education, early childhood education and secondary education. These programs also offer a large selection of minors, including art, French, history, dance, mathematics, music and theater arts, to name just a few. They also offer a bachelor degree program in physical education teaching/coaching with a minor in coaching and teaching physical education.

Dixie State University offers a bachelor degree in elementary program and a secondary education teaching licensure program. Both programs also offer minors in biology education, chemistry education, English education and mathematics education. The interdisciplinary arts and science department at DSU also offer bachelor degree programs in integrated studies and individualized studies. The integrated studies program offers more than 20 areas of emphasis.

Southern Utah University offers 4-year undergraduate degrees in special education, secondary education, interdisciplinary studies, physical education, elementary early childhood education, and elementary education with majors in English as a second language, art, K-8 math, and science. Bachelor degree teaching programs are also offered at the University of Utah.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Utah

Brigham Young University has a Master of Teaching (M.A.T.) program with specializations in teacher education, literacy education, integrated STEM education, and PETE (physical education teacher education). This 2-year program, consisting of evening and summer classes, includes theory-based courses and practical experiences.

Southern Utah University offers a 36-credit hour Master of Education (M.Ed.) program. In addition to submitting a thesis, students complete core and elective courses such as curriculum & philosophical foundations; 21st century research and data; information and technology in education; applied behavior analysis and management; teaching ESL learners; and multicultural education.

Students with a Level II Utah license can also enroll in the M.Ed. Administrative Licensure program at SUU. The University of Utah and Utah State University both offer a few different master degree education programs offering either licensure or non-licensure options.