Pre-Service Preparation


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.

School Leadership Preparation Programs

Currently, seven Utah universities offer approved school leadership licensure preparation programs for aspiring principals.

Brigham Young University (BYU)

David O. McKay School of Education

Southern Utah University (SUU)

Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development

University of Utah (U of U)

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Utah State University (USU)

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Utah Valley University (UVU)

School of Education Graduate Programs

Weber State University (WSU)

Moyes College of Education

Western Governors University (WGU)