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R277-301-7 School LEA Specific policy requirements

(8) The general requirements for an LEA-specific educator license shall include:

(a) completion of a criminal background check including review of any criminal offenses and clearance in accordance with Rule R277-214 and continued monitoring in accordance with Subsection 53G-11-403(1);

(b) completion of the educator ethics review within one calendar year prior to the application;

and (c) approval of the request by the LEA governing board in a public meeting no more than 60 days prior to the application, which includes the LEA's rationale for the request.

(9) The content knowledge and pedagogical requirements for an LEA-specific educator license shall be established by the LEA governing board.

(10) An LEA school that requests an LEA-specific license, license area, or endorsement shall prominently post the following information on each school's website:

(a) disclosure of the fact that the school employs individuals holding LEA-specific educator licenses, license areas, or endorsements;

(b) an explanation of the types of licenses issued by the board;

(c) the percentage of the types of licenses, license areas, and endorsements held by educators employed in the school-based on the employees' FTE as reported to the Superintendent;

and (d) a link to the Utah Educator Look-up tool provided by the Superintendent in accordance with Subsection R277-312-7(6)

License Type Descriptions


An LEA-Specific educator license, including areas of concentration and endorsements, is issued by the state board at the request of an LEA’s governing body (example: local school board) that is valid for an employee to fill a position in the LEA if other licensing routes for the applicant are untenable or unreasonable.


The Associate Educator License is for anyone who wants to teach in Utah but has not completed an educator preparation program but has met the content knowledge proficiency requirement or has a major in the subject area and is going through an educator preparation program. (University-based or alternate program).


A Professional Educator license is for teachers who have completed an educator preparation program. (University-based or alternate program)

Percentages and Lookup Tools

Here is the description for the criteria used to get the numbers:

DATE: April 21, 2022, Changes in CACTUS after this date are not included

FTE: Total Full time Equivalency (FTE) assigned to each school or to the Lea as of date of the data being pulled

PERCENTAGES: HRS2021 Percentages FTE Qualifications

Educator Lookup Tool

If you are searching for an educator's licensing information in Utah, please refer to the  Utah State Board of Education Educator Look-up Tool(External Web Content) and type in the first and last name of the educator. School information is not required.