Application Materials

The Admissions Deadline for students planning to complete their licensure year in the 2023-2024 academic year is February 1, 2023!

In addition to being admitted to the University of Utah, students interested in Elementary Education and/or Secondary Education must apply to the UITE and be accepted into one of the Licensure programs. Make sure to consult the application checklists below for application deadlines and step-by-step admission instructions. All Licensure students must also have a current cleared background check with the USBE. Please see background check requirements below.

All students should ensure that they have completed one full semester at the University of Utah prior to applying to the UITE Licensure Programs. Applicants without the full semester of coursework at the University of Utah will not be reviewed. Completion of EDU 1010 is strongly recommended prior to applying. The Admissions Committee takes all supporting evidence into consideration when considering candidate applications. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is recommended for admissions.


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All application materials must be submitted at time of completion. Please be prepared with all your application materials. Once the application has been started, you cannot save and return at a later time. Students are reminded that the University of Utah does not receive Praxis scores from ETS. Students must upload a copy of their full three-page Praxis score report of each test from ETS on the application document upload portion of the application.


Letter of Recommendation Form

Students should only complete this form once, either using this link or when you are completing your application at the link above.

Students should have all References add to their accepted list of contacts in their email to reduce emails bouncing or not being received. Please have References add the UITE email address prior to submitting your Reference Identification form or your Application form.

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.

Students are instructed to use the email address that their recommenders use most. Please inform your recommenders to check their junk or spam email for the recommendation email as those emails have been sent to those folders in the past depending on the recommender's email settings. Students should not use for any recommender that is employed with the University of Utah. Students should use the recommenders umail address.



Graduate Application Materials


Our graduate programs in Elementary and Secondary education are partner programs. Please note that you will need to apply to the UITE and the partnering department (SEC - ELP, ECS, WLMA) (ELE - ED PS, SPED). Link to the graduate school application below. See checklist for UITE application requirements.

U of U Graduate School Online Application