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Utah Educator Licensing at Summit Academy Schools
 
Summit Academy Schools prepares and supports educators with professional learning and licensure. Our schools employ individuals in all three licensing levels outlined by the Utah State Board of Education in Board Rule R277-301. The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e. elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e. mathematics, music, Spanish, social studies).

Educator License Types

  • Professional Educator License:  The educator has completed an educator preparation program that includes content and pedagogical knowledge. This program may have been completed at a university or in an alternative pathway that was supported by school districts/charters and the Utah State Board of Education.
  • Associate Educator License:  The educator is currently completing an educator preparation program, but has not yet completed all requirements for Professional Educator License, license area, or endorsement. The educator is enrolled in a university-based or Local Education Agency (LEA)-based program. When the educator completes the program, they will have a professional level.
  • Local Education Agency (LEA)-Specific Educator License:  The educator has not completed an educator preparation program and is not currently enrolled in one.

An LEA- Specific license or endorsement holder may include:

  • Career and Technical Education educators completing skills testing
  • Educators teaching a small number of sections as content experts (e.g. a professional artist teaching one period)
  • Educators with specialized knowledge teaching short-term (e.g. Dual Language Immersion)
  • Educators waiting to complete USBE requirements for Out-of-State/International licensure or renewal of license, among other options. 

 

Utah Educator Licensing Resource Graphics (Effective July 1, 2020):

Licensing 101

Pathway Flowchart

License Conversion 


School Licensing Breakdown (based on employee FTE): (Updated 9/17/21) 

 

Summit Academy - Bluffdale

Professional Educator Licenses

Associate Educator Licenses

LEA-Specific Licenses

92%

4%

4%


Summit Academy - Draper

Professional Educator Licenses

Associate Educator Licenses

LEA-Specific Licenses

83%

8%

9%


Summit Academy - Independence

Professional Educator Licenses

Associate Educator Licenses

LEA-Specific Licenses

80%

4%

16%


Summit Academy High School

Professional Educator Licenses

Associate Educator Licenses

LEA-Specific Licenses

73%

6%

21%


USBE Data by FTE as of 4/5/2021

 

Related Links:

Summit Academy Educator License Requirement Policy (4202)

Utah State Board of Education Utah Educator Look-Up Tool 


Contacts:

Alana Johnson - Summit Academy Licensing Contact

USBE Educator Licensing Team