School of Education  |  Elementary Education

The department of Elementary Education at Utah Valley University is committed to teaching and training students on how to become exceptional teachers and leaders in their field. Our programs also prepare students for graduate degrees in education. For more information on our graduate programs, please visit

We are committed to helping you succeed throughout your college career, and the Elementary Education program at UVU has exceptional advisors who will guide you along your journey. The table below outlines what to expect as you progress from freshman to senior year.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help. You can contact us at We look forward to talking with you soon.

What to Expect

  • Complete online orientation and Jumpstart
  • Meet with your first-year academic advisor
  • Make sure this is the major for you - Take Introduction to Education: EDEL 1010
  • Begin your Math and English sequence - Take MATH 2000 and ENGL 1010
Online Orientation
Meet with Advisor

Semester One:

  • Meet with your Elementary Education academic advisor
  • Prepare for the Praxis
Meet with Advisor

Semester Two:

  • Apply to the Elementary Education program (Deadlines March 1st and October 1st)
  • Complete pre-program coursework
  • Attend Orientation for Elementary Education program
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Semester One:

  • Complete field placement preference sheet

Semester Two:

  • Apply for Internship
  • Intern interview workshop
  • Internship Orientation
Orientation Information

Semester One:

  • Apply for student teaching license
  • Attend edTPA kickoff

Semester Two:

  • Fill out Permanent Information Sheet for teaching license
  • Apply for Graduation
  • Apply to walk in Graduation Ceremonies
  • edTPA submitted
Apply for Graduation


The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry-level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6. Students successfully completing the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License. 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, fieldwork, 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. The UVU teacher education program is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), the Utah State Office of Education, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Will Elementary Education meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!