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Endorsements and License Areas

Early Childhood (K-3) License Area of Concentration

In certain circumstances an individual that holds a Utah Educator License with an Elementary (1-8) License Area of Concentration can earn an Early Childhood (K-3) License Area through specific coursework rather than a university program. Please review the application form for more information.

To apply for an Early Childhood (K-3) license area you must already have an Elementary (1-8) license area.

Application for Adding an Early Childhood (Grades K-3) License Area to an Existing Elementary (Grades 1-8) License Area

Secondary License Area of Concentration

In certain circumstances an individual who holds a Utah Educator License with a Career and Technical Education (CTE) License Area of Concentration can earn a Secondary (6-12) license area through specific coursework rather than a university program.

CTE to Secondary (6-12) Pathway

Endorsements, Demonstrated Competency, and Lines of Evidence Endorsements

All endorsements attach to a license area of concentration (Elementary (1-8), Secondary (6-12), Special Education (K-12+)…etc.) and are restricted to specific grades by the license area.

Listed below are the procedures to assist you in obtaining additional subject matter endorsement(s). These procedures require that you contact the State Office Specialist. Please be aware that in order to be eligible to apply for demonstrated competency, you must have taught (under contract) for two years in the subject within the previous five-year period. This experience must have taken place in Utah. Lines of evidence may include the following:

  • Any college courses in the subject matter area on transcripts*.
  • Any Professional Development courses in the subject matter area.
  • Special methods courses.
  • The recommendation of your principals and others, which must be specific to the subject.
  • A passing score from a standardized test in the subject in which endorsement is sought.
  • Student test scores on achievement tests in the subject.

Original transcripts are required and must be on original college transcript paper or e-mailed directly from the University to transcripts[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(transcripts). We do not accept photo copies or transcripts printed online. Applicants submitting electronic transcripts via e-mail should do so before submitting the application and should note this on the application.

To apply for these endorsements, you must already have a Level 1 or Level 2 License with an Elementary or Secondary Area of Concentration. Endorsements available through this program are:

American Sign Language

Library Media

Arts Integration/Elementary Teachers

Marketing Education

Agricultural Education

Mathematics Level 2

Business Education

Mathematics Level 3

Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance

Mathematics Level 4

Computer Science

Mathematics - Elementary

CTE Introduction

Mathematics - Special Education

Dance - Elementary

Music - Elementary

Dance - Secondary

Music - Secondary

Driver Education

Physical Education

Dual Immersion

Reading Level I (Basic)

Economics & Entrepreneurship Education

Reading Level II (Advanced)

Educational Technology



Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


Skilled & Technical Sciences Education

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Social Studies

Film - Secondary

Special Education

General Financial Literacy


Gifted and Talented

Technology & Engineering Education


Theatre - Elementary

Health Science Education

Theatre - Secondary

Information Technology Education

Visual Arts - Elementary


Visual Arts - Secondary

Keyboarding Education - Elementary

Work-Based Learning

Keyboarding Education - Secondary

World Language

Please see individual areas for a checklist of courses. Submit all materials supporting any of the above lines of evidence, including a cover letter identifying the subject area(s) to be evaluated and a $25.00 processing fee for endorsements or $35 for the State Approved Endorsement Program fee to:

Utah State Office of Education
Teaching and Learning - Endorsements
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200

If you have questions, direct them to the State Specialist listed on the endorsement application.