Educator Endorsements

Overview

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.

All Educator Endorsement Applications should be submitted digitally to licensing@schools.utah.gov

All original digital transcripts must be submitted (via Clearinghouse) to transcripts@schools.utah.gov

Former State Approved Endorsement Plan (SAEP)

An SAEP is a way to allow an educator to earn an endorsement while teaching in the area. To be eligible for an SAEP, an educator must meet the following criteria before submitting an Endorsement application.

  • Have a current standard Utah Educator License.
  • Document completion of at least nine (9) credits towards completion of the endorsement from an original university transcript.
  • Assignment posted in Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) for appropriate endorsement area by employing Local Education Agency (LEA).
  • Submit the appropriate Endorsement application and transcripts, please indicate it is for an SAEP.
  • You will be awarded an Associate Endorsement upon approval.
  • You will have three years to complete the requirements for a Professional Endorsement.

Applications

All current endorsement applications will only be available until April 2021. The new competency-based endorsement applications will be posted in March 2021. Please be aware of the pending change. Thank you! 

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) or Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) Application Packet. The endorsement applications are also used to submit for a State Approved Endorsement Plan (SAEP).

Adult Education
American Sign Language (ASL)
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Driver Education
Dual Language Immersion (DLM)
Education Instructional Coaching
Educational Technology
English as a Second Language
English/Language Arts
Fine Arts
Gifted and Talented
Health Education
Library Media
Mathematics
Physical Education
Reading
Science
Social Studies
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
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)