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Endorsements and Early Childhood Education (ECE) License Area

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

Endorsements, Demonstrated Competency, and Lines of Evidence Endorsements

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 (official or legible copy of transcript).
  • 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.

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

Keyboarding Education - Secondary

Arts Integration/Elementary Teachers

Library Media

Agricultural Education

Marketing Education

Business Education

Mathematics Level 2

Comprehensive Guidance

Mathematics Level 3

Computer Science

Mathematics Level 4

CTE Introduction

Mathematics - Elementary

Dance - Elementary

Mathematics - Special Education

Dance - Secondary

Music - Elementary

Distance Learning

Music - Secondary

Driver Education

Physical Education

Dual Immersion

Reading Level I (Basic)

Economics & Entrepreneurship Education

Reading Level II (Advanced)

Educational Technology

Science

English

Skilled & Technical Sciences Education

ESL

Social Studies

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Special Education

Film - Secondary

Speech

Financial Literacy Education

Technology & Engineering

Gifted and Talented

Theatre - Elementary

Health

Theatre - Secondary

Health Science Education

Visual Arts - Elementary

Information Technology Education

Visual Arts - Secondary

Journalism

Work-Based Learning

Keyboarding Education - Elementary

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.