Secondary Education, Licensure

The Professional Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry level candidates for teaching in secondary education programs grades 7-12. All students who matriculate into the professional licensure program must have a major in an approved content area. Students seeking licensure in approved content areas complete a major in that area and required coursework in Secondary Education to qualify for a Level I Utah State Professional Educator License for grades 7-12. Baccalaureate degrees (BS and BA) are granted through the content area department and not through the School of Education. Licensure is granted through the School of Education Program. To continue in the teacher education program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, field work, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B- or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators. Students successfully completing the requirements of their UVU professional teacher education program and all licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree from UVU and are recommended for a Utah Professional Educator License awarded by the Utah State Board of Education. Syllabi course outcomes in this licensure program will reflect the 5 Utah Effective Teaching standards.

Matriculation Requirements

1. ENGL and MATH QL courses must have a grade C or higher.

2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.

3. Completion of all General Education requirements and 70% of content area courses.

4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.