To obtain a teaching license, undergraduate students must complete (1) 30 credits of University Studies requirements, including written communications, (2) an approved composite teaching major or approved teaching major and teaching minor, and (3) the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). The Secondary Education advisor will assist returning students who already have an undergraduate degree with program planning for licensure. These students occupy “Second BS” or “Second BA” status while pursuing licensure. They also may apply for a second bachelor’s degree in conjunction with teacher licensure. Consult the Admissions Office for details.
All students should note that secondary teacher licensure is not automatic upon completion of the program. In order to receive Utah licensure, students must apply for the Basic Teaching License. Applications are available in the Office of Teacher Education, Graduation, and Educator Licensing, Emma Eccles Jones Education Building, Room 103.
Special Education Dual Licensure
Students can be licensed in both special education and in a secondary subject area through a dual licensure program offered jointly by two departments. Early in their programs, students should consult with undergraduate advisors in the Secondary Education Program and the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation.