Alternate Pathway to Professional Educator License (APPEL)

Overview

The APPEL is an Educator Preparation Program as defined by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Administrative Rules R277-303: Educator Preparation Programs.

APPEL programs are administered by local school districts, charter schools, or the Board, and prepare individuals to meet the requirements for a Utah professional license or license area of concentration. The State of Utah currently has alternative preparation programs that lead to professional license areas in elementary education, secondary education, career and technical education, special education, and preschool special education.

To enroll as a candidate in an APPEL program, an individual needs to be employed in a Utah school district or charter school that has a partnership with an approved APPEL program. Each APPEL program establishes their own criteria for admission and other requirements may apply. Please reach out to the program website or program director for more information.

Elementary, Secondary, or Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The APPEL programs in elementary education, secondary education, and CTE are administered by local school districts, charter schools, or consortiums of districts and charter schools. 

Resources

APPEL Utah State Board of Education Approved Programs
Google Docs

Special Education and Preschool Special Education (SpEd)

The APPEL program in special education and preschool special education is administered by USBE.

Resources

USBE Alternate Path to Professional Educator Licensure - Special Education (USBE APPEL-SpEd)
USBE Canvas

How to Become an Approved APPEL Program

If you represent a Utah school district or charter school and would like to apply to become an approved APPEL program on behalf of your Local Education Agency (LEA), please visit the Program Approval tab for further information.

Resources

APPEL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Google Docs

Resources

APPEL Consent to Release Educators’ Records (APPEL to USBE)

APPEL Consent to Release Educators’ Records (USBE to APPEL)

APPEL Program: Program Director Duties

APPEL Program: Professional License Plan (PLP) Guidance

APPEL Program: Professional Learning Plan (PLP) Checklist Template

APPEL Program Schedule Guidance

Development for Classroom Teachers Mentors
Utah State Board of Education Educator Development

How To Check if Your Background, Ethics Review and Degree Has Posted in CACTUS

Principal Evaluation
Utah State Board of Education School Leadership

University Partnerships

Utah Pedagogical Performance Assessment Standards

Recorded Resources

Questions and Answers APPEL Directors Meeting 09-23-2021
YouTube

Question and Answers APPEL Directors Meeting 8 26 2021
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Questions and Answers APPEL Directors Meeting 5 27 2021
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Questions and Answers APPEL Directors Meeting 4-22-2021
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Questions and Answers APPEL Directors Meeting 2 25 2021
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Questions and Answers APPEL Directors Meeting 2021 01 28
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Questions and Answers APPEL Director's Meeting 2020 12 17 mp4
YouTube

Questions and Answers APPEL Directors Meeting 11-19-2020
YouTube

Questions and Answers APPEL Director's Meeting October 22, 2020
YouTube

Question and Answers APPEL Webinar with Career and Technical Education (CTE) 9-30-2020
YouTube

2020 08 21 Questions and Answers Webinar for APPEL Directors
YouTube

Transcript Training
YouTube

APPEL Boot Camp/Application Assistance Webinar

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL's) Personal Room-20200323 1930-1
Webex

Completed program approval applications should be e-mailed in a PDF format to ael@schools.utah.gov.