The Professional Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry level candidates for teaching in secondary education programs grades 6-12.
All students who matriculate into the professional licensure program must have a major in an approved content area. Students seeking licensure complete a major in that area as well as required coursework in Secondary Education to qualify for a Level I Utah State Professional Educator License. Baccalaureate degrees (BS and BA) are granted through the content area department and licensure is granted 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-. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of professionalism as articulated in the UVU Professional Teach Dispositions document.
The UVU teacher education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the Utah State Office of Education, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Licensure Program accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)