Please check with the School of Education for the most up to date information
Suzi Cox is the Dance Education point person.
You must apply with the School of Education by the following date the semester
you finish your general education classes:
3rd Friday in September: Student teaching applications for Spring semester due
1st Friday in October: Program admission applications for Spring semester due
3rd Friday in January: Student teaching applications for Fall semester due
1st Friday in March: Program admission applications for Fall semester due
School of Education Program Description
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. The UVU teacher education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the Utah State Office of Education, and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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.
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- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators.
Admission to the teacher education licensure program is a separate process from and in addition to admission to Utah Valley University. Meeting the minimum requirements qualifies the student to be considered for admission.
Admission criteria* include:
PRAXIS I (PPST) score for Reading of 170 and Math of 173 or higher
GPA of 2.75 or higher
Interview directed by the Teacher Education Selection Committee
General requirements met and most of the content area requirements met
Applicants are accepted into the Teacher Education Program for Fall and Spring Semesters after meeting entrance requirements.
Please contact the Secondary Education Advisor for current admission requirements.