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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. The State of Utah offers a Professional Educator License for Elementary Education for grades K-6.

Admission criteria* include:

  • PRAXIS II Test 5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subject - There is a $170 fee associated with this exam. Must be completed and passed before application deadlines. Dates for this year: April 7 - 19, May 12 - 24, June 16 - 21, August 4 - 16. (Dates are subject to change. Check ETS website for most current information.)
    Required scores: Read/Lang Art = 157, Math = 157, Social Studies = 155, Science = 159.
    Exam repeatable at $50 per section only during testing windows. When sitting for the exam you will be given the option of having the exam results sent to another institution. Be sure and select the required code to have them sent to UVU. (Register and obtain study material for this exam by calling PRAXIS at (800) 853-6773 or at )
  • ACT or SAT (if Praxis is not passed by application deadline) - ACT composite score of 21 with a Verbal/English score no less than 20 and a Math/Quantitative score no less than 19 or a combined SAT score of 1000 with neither math nor verbal below 450 by program admission deadline
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A group interview directed by the Teacher Education Selection and Retention Committee
  • Completion of the Associate of Science degree in Pre-Elementary Education or equivalent (completion of this degree does not guarantee acceptance into the UVU Elementary Education Program).
  • General Education and Pre-program coursework


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

Please contact the Elementary Education Advisor for current admission requirements.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Re-Licensure Courses

Persons who hold a valid (current or expired) elementary license may pursue re-licensing course work through the Teacher Education Program at UVU.

Employment Outlook

Career opportunities qualify students for teaching positions in the State of Utah as well as neighboring states.

Course Offering

Courses offered through the UVU Elementary Education Program include:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundations of American Education
  • Instructional Media
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Elementary Science Methods
  • Elementary Social Studies Methods
  • Elementary Creative Art Methods
  • Kindergarten Guidance
  • Multicultural Education
  • Language Art Methods
  • Literacy Methods I & II
  • Elementary Math Methods I & II
  • English as a Second language
  • Differentiation for Special Populations
  • Classroom Management I-IV
  • Teacher Education Capstone Seminar
  • Educational Leadership Methods
  • Student Teaching

Prospective Student Information

Advisement Forms

Application for Admission

Praxis Information


Program Admission Application Deadlines

Applications are available in ME 114 or online.

October 1st: Spring semester (application available for pickup in August)

March 1st: Fall semester (application available for pickup in January)