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Preparing students for employment in careers that relate to the planning, managing, and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.

According to the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), in Utah, seven under-graduate teacher prep programs rank in the top half of the 717 programs nationwide as Top Tier Secondary Teacher Prep Programs.

Course Information

Teaching as a Profession 1 (9-12) -

Strands and Standards
A course designed to help students learn about the role and characteristics of an effective educator. Students will observe and participate with teachers and students in the classroom. Major topics include exploring current teaching methods and instructional strategies, assessments and when/how to use them, and how students learn and what instructional strategies can be implemented to assist all learners.

Teaching as a Profession 2 (9-12) -

Strands and Standards
This course is designed for students to learn, observe, and experience how an educator uses instructional strategies to successfully manage a classroom. Students will learn the importance of teaching as a profession. Students will learn to apply instructional strategies and create learner appropriate activities that inspire each student to enjoy learning.

Teaching as a Profession 3 (9-12) -

Strands and Standards
This course is designed to familiarize students with professional expectations and responsibilities of an educator. Students will create an electronic unit plan portfolio that includes classroom management plans, formative and summative assessments, technology in the classroom, data collection and analysis, and a variety of lesson plans. 

Educator Endorsements

Application Process

There are two parts to the application process.

Background Check

Qualified candidates for licensure must first complete a criminal background check. Candidates pay fees and receive an authorization form at Educator Background Check.

Endorsement Application

Complete the related endorsement application. Each program has specific applications; make sure to use the correct application(s). Do not leave any information categories blank. Attach the supporting documentation such as official college transcripts, letters to verify employment (do not send letters of reference or resumes), test scores, copies of current professional licenses or other documentation requested by the state specialist.

Application for a K-12 Teaching as a Profession Endorsement or State-Approved Endorsement Plan (SAEP)

Contact Us

Ashley Higgs
Phone: (801) 538-7594 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail
Thalea Longhurst
State Director
Phone: (801) 538-7889 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail