The term aspiring principals is used to describe educators, often teachers or teacher leaders, who are actively preparing for the role of principal.
The requirements for a professional school leadership license and the expectation of school leadership preparation programs are specified in the Utah Office of Administrative Rules R277-305. School Leadership License Areas of Concentration and Programs.
Currently, seven Utah universities offer approved school leadership licensure preparation programs for aspiring principals.
1. Brigham Young University (BYU)
2. Southern Utah University (SUU)
3. University of Utah (U of U)
4. Utah State University (USU)
5. Utah Valley University (UVU)
6. Weber State University (WSU)
7. Western Governors University (WGU)