Online Elementary Practicum Experiences

The Elementary Education degree is now offered online. Our traditional face to face program will remain the same and students interested in the 100% online program can earn their degree virtually. This program is accredited and includes the same academic standards, objectives, and quality expected from our on-campus tradition face to face students. The 100% online format allows for a rigorous experience and the opportunity to focus on family and part-time work simultaneously. Students can attend full time or part time and finish in as few as 3 years. Complete a dual-licensure program in special education; or even bridge 12 EFP or Special Ed credits into a master’s degree. When students in the 100% online program apply to the teacher education program, the application process will be slightly different. Applicants need to provide a letter of support from a local K-6 school that will allow them to complete practicum assignments.

Students interested in teaching in the elementary schools of Utah (grades K-8) can complete coursework leading to an Elementary Education degree (major) with licensure eligibility in the State of Utah. License programs offered are K-6 or 1-8 grade levels. Interested students are required to complete the Elementary Education degree program and the associated coursework respective to the license they are seeking. In addition, a minimum of 30 semester hours of professional education coursework and a student teaching placement must be completed in the Department of Teacher Education and Human Development. For students wishing to earn a Math Middle School endorsement grades 7 and 8, please contact an education Academic Advisor for course sequencing. A Utah teaching license has reciprocity with nearly all other states and territories in the United States.

Before a teacher candidate can work in the public schools in extended practicums and clinical practice (student teaching), a criminal background check must be completed. You will need to have passed a Background check prior to or during EDUC 2200 or EDUC 2400. Please refer to the following link for detailed instructions on how to complete this step.

Welcome Letter Checklist

Upon being accepted into the Online Elementary Education program, please look at the Welcome Letter Checklist for the first steps to completing the program. Within this letter, you will find the Practicum Placement Form; this form will need to be completed every semester that you register for a course that requires a practicum.

Three Year Degree Plan

General Practicum Guidelines

Please refer to the Elementary Education webpage for more information about PPAT completion, college admission, and block requirements.