The Utah State Board of Education issues three types of educator licenses: Associate, Professional and LEA-Specific. Associate licenses are for anyone who wants to become a Utah teacher, but has not completed an educator preparation program (university-based or alternate program). Associate license holders can then move up to Professional license after they have completed the appropriate training.
Roots Charter High School has adopted a policy regarding the requesting of LEA-specific educator licenses and endorsements, which includes:
- Educator preparation and support, which has been established by Roots Charter High School and aligns with the Utah Effective Teaching Standards described in R277-530.
- Educators should meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for an LEA-specific license in a core subject
- hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution; and
- pass the appropriate Board-approved content knowledge test (Praxis II).
Roots employs individuals who will hold an LEA-Specific educator endorsement. These individuals already hold an Associate license but require an additional endorsement to teach specific CTE courses. For the 2020-2021 school year, 2 individuals will hold an LEA-Specific educator endorsement. All of our LEA-Specific licenses are held under the secondary education license area with endorsements in the following areas:
- Computer science
- Intro to Health Science
Secondary Education: 94%
Special Education: 6%
Computer Science Level I:
General Financial Literacy:
Intro to Health Science: