The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e.-elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e.-mathematics, music, Spanish, social studies).
Professional: The educator has completed an educator preparation program that includes content and pedagogical knowledge. This program may have been completed at a university or in an alternate pathway that was supported by school districts/charters and the Utah State Board of Education.
Associate: The educator is currently completing an educator preparation program, but has not yet completed all requirements for a Professional Educator License, license area, or endorsement. The educator is enrolled in a university-based or Local Education Agency (LEA)-based program. When the educator completes the program, they will have a professional level.
LEA-Specific: The educator has not completed an educator preparation and is not currently enrolled in one.
freedom Preparatory academy employs individuals holding an LEA-Specific educator license, license areas, and/or endorsements (see Freedom Preps policy Specific Educator license for an explanation of the types of education licenses issued by USBE). 5% of educators hold an LEA-Specific education license, 5% of educators hold an Associate license, and 90% of educators hold a Professional license. Utah Educator Look-Up Tool: