Elementary Education  |  Prospective Students

Acceptance to the Program

Applicants are accepted into the Teacher Education Program for Fall and Spring semesters after meeting entrance requirements. An official acceptance notification will be sent by mail approximately 2 weeks following the application deadline.

Upon acceptance, students must attend an education orientation to be approved for registration. Dates and times for orientation will be included in the acceptance letter. Students are responsible for checking their school issued email for official updates and correspondence. Contact information must be current and updated through both the university and the School of Education advising office.

Steps to Apply

Step #1: Complete a Utah Valley University (UVU) Application

If you are not already a current or past student, apply to Utah Valley University.
Once you have been admitted to UVU, return to this page and continue through the steps.

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Step #2: Read through the following

I. Requirements for Admission Consideration 
  • Elementary Education - all sections of Praxis exam passed, GPA 3.0, all general education and pre-program courses completed with qualifying grades (or will be completed by program start).
  • Students interested in the Special Education program can learn more here.
II. Praxis #5001 Examination Scores
  • Praxis exam scores are required for entrance into UVU's Elementary Education program and must be submitted with your application.
  • Please note: UVU does not receive Praxis test scores for approximately eight weeks following an exam; however, students should  have access to print scores within two weeks of the exam.
III. Transcripts
  • Transcripts from institutions other than UVU must be submitted with this application if they are not already in UVU's system. 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended (except UVU) must be submitted to the following address:
Utah Valley University, Records Office
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999
IV. Acceptance to the Teacher Education Program at UVU
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent via email approximately two  weeks after the application deadline.
  • After acceptance, students must attend an education orientation to be approved for registration. Dates and times for this orientation will be included in your acceptance letter.
  • After acceptance into the program, students are responsible for checking their school issued email for official updates and correspondence. Contact information must be current and up to date in  both the university and the SOE advising office.

Step #3: Complete a School of Education application

Applicants are accepted into the Teacher Education Program for Fall and Spring Semesters after meeting entrance requirements.

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For questions about this application, contact the School of Education Advising Office at (801) 863-8478.

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UVU provides top-tier teaching with industry standard resources that truly prepare you for a successful career in education. The cost savings found at UVU cannot be found anywhere else in the state and the learning outcomes far exceed any other university. Start now on a journey that will forever change your life.

Testimonials

Elaine Tuft, Department Chair and Professor of Elementary Education
The Elementary Education program at Utah Valley University is nearing 25 years of collaboration with educators around the state. During those years, it has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence. Faculty in the Department of Elementary Education offer instruction in cutting-edge, research-based approaches for educating the whole child. Each semester in the program, teacher candidates engage in teaching experiences spanning all elementary grade levels and subject areas. Graduates of UVU’s Elementary Education program recognize and address the personal, academic, and cultural assets their students bring to the classroom while enriching their learning for a lifetime.

Elaine Tuft
Department Chair and Professor of Elementary Education
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