You must take and pass all sections of the Praxis II, as required by the Utah State Office of Education.
Go to ets.org/praxis to find and register for the correct Utah test. If you are applying for a special education license, you must take the test for elementary education.
You must pass a Utah State Office of Education background check as part of the admission requirements (no other background check will be allowed).
Background Check Application
Admission to the licensing program will be immediately revoked if you have a criminal record or gain one during the program, which has not been cleared by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission.
A group interview will be set up for those who have completed all the above application requirements. You may request the interview if you have signed up for the Praxis but have not yet passed it. If you miss the group interview day for any reason, you must wait until the next semester.
NO make-up dates are provided for the group interviews.
Interviews will be scheduled between 4-8 weeks after the application deadline.
The purpose of the group interview is to demonstrate your communication and interpersonal skills. In a group of 6-8 potential licensing candidates, you will answer questions and solve problems with two professors observing. This interview will take approximately 2 hours.
Contact our administrative assistant Melinda Bowers at email@example.com if you have not been contacted within a week of completing the online application process.