Secondary 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.

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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
  • Secondary Education - ACT Composite 21, English 20, Math 19 OR SAT Critical Read/Math 1000 or better, Critical Reading 450 or better, Mathematics 450 or better, GPA 3.0, 80% of content and all general education courses completed with qualifying grades (or will be completed by program start)
  • Secondary Education Post-Bac – Proof of completed Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution, completion of a major compatible with one of UVU’s Secondary Education programs, minimum GPA of 3.0. Other requirements may apply.
II. Examination Scores
  • Exam scores required for entrance must be uploaded with your application to be considered for entry into the professional program.
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 notification will be by letter approximately 2 weeks following 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 the acceptance letter.
  • After acceptance to the program, 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.

Step #3: Complete Content Area Verification Form

  1. Applicants must download and print the Content Area Verification Form.
  2. The form must be completed by your content area advisor.
  3. Once your content area advisor signs the form, you will upload this signed document as a pdf file and attach it to your School of Education Application in step #4.
Content Area Verification Form
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Step #4: 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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Bryan Waite, Department Chair and Professor of Secondary Education
The Secondary Education department at Utah Valley University is a place where theory meets practice in order to best prepare tomorrow's teachers. The faculty provide rigorous, hands on, and practical learning environments for our students helps them see good pedagogy in practice. Through differentiated instruction students learn to value the differences of their future students and approach education from an asset based mindset. Students graduating from UVU's Secondary Education department are ready to step into their own classrooms and make a positive impact.

Dr. Bryan Waite
Department Chair and Professor of Secondary Education
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