Utah - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Area: 
Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

The Utah State Board of Education, under 53A-6-107, has authority over teacher preparation program approval.

Body: 

(1) The board shall establish by rule the standards which must be met by approved preparation programs and alternative preparation programs.
(2) Standards adopted by the board for approved preparation programs and alternative preparation programs shall meet or exceed generally recognized national standards for preparation of educators, such as those developed by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/10/2016