Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Utah


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing
State information on reciprocity https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Utah is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. After a review of an applicant’s college transcripts, the department determines whether the applicant must complete additional coursework.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state teachers must pass a Praxis II content test, and tests from other states are not accepted. For World Languages, an oral fluency test is also required. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. If the applicant has three or more continuous years of previous educator experience in a public or accredited private school, a Level 2 license may be issued upon the recommendation of the employing Utah local education agency after at least one year. If the applicant has less than three years of previous educator experience in a public or accredited private school, a Level 2 license may be issued following the completion of standard requirements for Level 2 licensure. A Level 1 license may be issued to a candidate with an out-of-state license if Board-approved testing has been completed and if preparations have been completed equivalent to Board-approved standards. Utah Admin. Code r. R277-502-7
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Utah has three main licensure levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Although all out-of-state applicants must pass a Praxis II content test, applicants with three or more continuous years of previous educator experience in a public or accredited private school may be eligible to receive a Level 2 license after one year upon the recommendation of the employing Utah local education agency.
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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