Alternate Pathway to Professional Educator License (APPEL)


The Alternate Pathway to Professional Educator License (APPEL) is an Educator Preparation Program as defined by the Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules R277-303: Educator Preparation Programs:

  • Educator preparation program may include a program developed by or associated with an institution of higher education, individual Local Education Agency (LEA), or the Board.
  • Educator preparation program means a comprehensive program administered by an entity that is intended to prepare individuals to meet the requirements for a Utah professional license or license area of concentration.

Note: Applications for APPEL program approval are no longer being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted starting May 1, 2021.