ELEMENTARY TEACHING LICENSE (GRADES K-6)
The undergraduate Elementary program is an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program granted through the College of Education. Students may choose to complete a Bachelor's of Arts or Bachelor's of Science. Students will be declared as full Elementary majors upon acceptance into the licensure program.
The University of Utah’s Elementary licensure program prepares teachers for grades K-6 as part of a K-8 licensure recommendation to the Utah State Board of Education. Individuals who complete endorsement specialization requirements such as advanced emphases in mathematics are able to teach in K-8 classrooms. Please contact the UITE advisor for information on endorsement course work.
GRADUATE ELEMENTARY K-6 PROGRAMS
Graduate level Elementary licensure programs are available in conjunction with Master's of Education degrees through either Educational Psychology or Special Education. These programs are designed for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to earn both an Elementary teaching license and a master's degree at the same time.
The Master of Education in Educational Psychology with Elementary Licensure program is designed to effectively prepare teacher candidates to work with students across various age and ability levels and from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students will work with both the Department of Educational Psychology (ED PS) and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) to complete this program.
The Masters of Education in Special Education with Elementary Licensure program is designed to prepare teacher candidates to work with students across various age and ability levels and from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students will work with both the Department of Special Education (SP ED) and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) to complete this program.