Secondary Education

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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.

Admission criteria* include:

  • ACT exam (Composite 21 or better, English 20 or better, Math 19 or better) or SAT minimum (Critical Read/Math 1000 or better, with Math and Reading scores of 450 or better; If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.  
  • Successful completion of all General Education requirements, the pre-professional education course, and where possible, the majority of content area courses.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Interview directed by the Teacher Education Selection Committee

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

Following admission to the program, students must pass the LiveScan Criminal Background Check and complete the Secondary Education Pre-Assessment requirement.

Please contact the Secondary Education Advisor for current admission requirements.

Application Deadlines

3rd Friday in September: Student teaching applications for Spring semester due

1st Friday in October: Program admission applications for Spring semester due

3rd Friday in January: Student teaching applications for Fall semester due

1st Friday in March: Program admission applications for Fall semester due

Re-Licensure Courses

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

Employment Outlook

A Secondary education license qualifies students for teaching positions in the State of Utah.


Bachelor of Science and/or Bachelor of Art degrees available in:

  • Art and Visual Communication Education
  • ASL and Deaf Studies Education
  • Biology Education
  • Business/Marketing Education
  • Chemistry/Physics Education
  • Dance Education
  • Earth Science Education
  • English Education
  • History Education
  • Physical Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Spanish Education
  • School Health Education
  • Theater Arts Education

Course Offering

Classes offered through the UVU Secondary Education Program include:

  • Exceptional Students
  • Education Psychology
  • Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Foundations of American Education
  • Instructional Media
  • Content Area Reading and Writing
  • Multicultural Instruction/ESL
  • Secondary Teaching Methods
  • Classroom Management I & II
  • Student Teaching