Undergraduate Elementary K-6 and Early Childhood K-3 Application Checklist & Materials

Candidates for the Early Childhood K-3 and Elementary K-6 Teacher Licensure program are admitted on a rolling admissions basis. Applications must be received no later than February 1st prior to the anticipated licensure year (i.e., if you plan to start the licensure year in Fall 2024, your application must be submitted no later than February 1, 2024). Students are encouraged to apply early. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee acceptance.

Please review the scheduling options for your licensing/student teaching year.

Please submit all application materials

Application for Admission to the Teacher Licensure Programs:

    • Statement of Professional Purpose
    • Three Letters of Recommendation Students should only complete this form once. Please contact UITE if you need to verify if you have completed this already.
    • Current and official transcript from the University of Utah. Students should have a 3.0 cumulative gpa (University of Utah and, if applicable, Transfer and concurrent enrollment gpas).
    • Current and official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. This includes any concurrent enrollment completed in high school. Students should contact universities for transcripts.
    • USIMS Screen Shot of completed fingerprinting process. Please use the directions on the Need a Screeenshot for a Permission Code or your UITE Admissions Application (4th header down of the Background Check process to access.

Remember to review the Internship option! You can find information about the Internship program at our Internship FAQ!


Request your letters of recommendation at least three months before submitting your application

Ask for three letters of recommendation, one letter from each of the three areas. 

Please see the tabs below for the types of letters we need.

If you already know who you plan to use for your letter of recommendation prior to submitting your application, please use the letter of recommendation form to request letters before you begin the application. Once you have completed the form an email will be sent to your references with instructions on how to complete and upload the recommendation. Please be sure you have talked to them before filling out the form so that they are expecting the email.

The email will come from NoReply@hyland.com. Students should have all References add NoReply@hyland.com to their accepted list of contacts in their email to reduce emails bouncing or not being received and should be added prior to submitting your Reference Identification form or your Application form. If your letter recommenders have not received that email after you submitted the form, please email kristen.lindsay@utah.edu for assistance. Recommenders should check their junk or spam folder in case the email is sent there. Only complete this form once, either before you begin your online application or when you complete the application.

Remember, it's important to verify with your letter writers that they are willing to write a letter for you before you put their information in the letter of recommendation form. Do not just put their name down. Not everyone feels comfortable writing a letter.

This is the Letter of Recommendation form for students who aren't yet ready to submit their application, but are ready to have letters submitted for them. You'll only submit this once.

Complete the rest of your application materials one month before submitting your application

These workshops are designed to assist students, answer questions, and help navigate the information needed to successfully submit your application for both the Teacher Education Licensure Programs and the College of Education Scholarships.

The workshops are available as a year-round resource. A live workshop will be available for students to participate in person and through Zoom. The 2023-2024 Live Workshop dates will be available in the fall!  Please click on the link to learn more about the workshops.

Teacher Education Workshop Series