Educator Endorsements


Endorsements may attach to a license area of concentration. Content endorsements may attach to Elementary Education and Secondary Education. If attached to Elementary Education, the educator is qualified to teach 7th and 8th grade in a middle school. To be eligible for an endorsement area, you must already have a current Utah Educator License, or include form(s) with your Out-of-State (OOS) Application Packet.

There are two applications available for most endorsements. You may use the Retiring Application until June 30, 2023. The new Competency-Based Application is now available.

The State Approved Endorsement Plan (SAEP) is no longer available for new endorsements. Please apply for the Associate Endorsement if you have not met all requirements for a Professional Endorsement. Any current endorsements under the SAEP must be completed prior to the expiration date; use the Retiring Application to apply for the Professional Endorsement.

All Educator Endorsement Applications should be submitted digitally to

All original digital transcripts must be submitted (via Clearinghouse) to

Retiring Applications

Endorsement Applications

To be eligible for an endorsement area, you must already have a current Utah Educator License, or include form(s) with your Out-of-State (OOS) Application. These endorsement applications are also used to submit for a State Approved Endorsement Plan (SAEP). These endorsement applications will retire June 30, 2023.

Competency-Based Applications

Beginning July 2021, Utah’s educator endorsements were designed through the lens of educator competencies that embody the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to teach in a particular area of concentration. These newly designed endorsements pathway options may include university coursework, microcredentials, certification exams, and other available options for demonstrating competency.

You may use the below application or the retiring application until June 30, 2023. After that date, the Competency-Based Application will be the only pathway to earn an endorsement.

Please be sure to complete the entire table prior to submitting your application.

Competency-Based Endorsements Flyer


Adult Education
American Sign Language (ASL)
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Driver Education
Dual Language Immersion (DLI)
Education Technology
Educator Development
English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement
English/Language Arts
Fine Arts
  • Elementary Dance Specialist Endorsement
  • Elementary Drama Specialist Endorsement
  • Elementary Music Specialist Endorsement
  • Elementary Visual Art Specialist Endorsement
  • Secondary Dance Endorsement
  • Secondary Film and Media Arts Endorsement
  • Secondary Music Endorsement
  • Secondary Science Core (6-8) Endorsement
  • Secondary Theatre Endorsement
  • Secondary Visual Art Endorsement
  • Social/Ballroom Dance Endorsement
Gifted and Talented
Health Education
Library Media
  • Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Retiring/Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Endorsement
Physical Education
Social Studies
Special Education
  • Blind and Visual Impairments Endorsement
  • Deafblind Endorsement
  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities Endorsement
  • Severe Disabilities Endorsement
  • Young Children LSL Endorsement (USU)
World Languages

Grants and Scholarships

The Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP) will only fund endorsement programs at this time. Mathematics Endorsements Level 3 and Level 4 can be earned through the Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project (UMEP) at Utah State University. Science Endorsements can be earned through the University of Utah. Minimum qualifications include having a secondary teaching license and working in a secondary setting in either Mathematics or Science.  

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Endorsement Incentive Program Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Google Docs.

T.H. Bell Incentive Loan Program (TILP)