Utah Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 11 schools)

UT Dept of Education:
http://www.schools.utah.gov/
Teacher Certification in UT:
Utah Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Utah. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Utah, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Utah is home to the Great Salt Lake, a remnant of a large prehistoric lake that once covered much of the region. Today, the lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere. Utah also has some of the largest school districts in the country, and with more teachers retiring than entering the profession, there are jobs available.

Teacher Education in Utah

Utah students looking for an education degree can choose from a little over 10 schools. Though the number of schools is small, the available subject areas are diverse, and there are opportunities for graduate study. The state requires that students complete 16 undergraduate credit hours for subject area and specialization certification. Scholarships are available through the state, private organizations, and universities.

Teaching Careers in Utah

Ranging from $41,000 to $50,000 a year, depending on grade level, Utah teacher salaries are relatively high, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state also offers higher pay and loan forgiveness programs for teachers working in certain subject areas. There have recently been some layoffs in Utah school districts, but there are still jobs available, especially in math and science.

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