The American Board can help you change careers and become a teacher in Utah. In November 2004, the Utah State Board of Education approved the American Board as a route to full teacher licensure. The Utah State Office of Education fully recognizes the American Board certification for all school districts and charter schools in the state.
Why Choose the American Board?
The American Board offers a flexible, affordable route to earning a Utah teaching certificate. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.
The American Board has issued more than 3,500 certifications. An American Board special education teacher was recently featured in the New York Times. Meet more career changers who chose the American Board such as math teacher Kelly Bow, special education teacher Leah Dow, biology teacher Nick Gastelcutto and English teacher Chuck Foster.
With the American Board, you can earn your Utah teacher certification in a manner that is both cost-effective and efficient. On average, candidates take 8-10 months to complete the program. We provide a variety of resources to help prepare you for exams including online workshops, practice tests, and support from our advising team. The American Board costs $1995 for initial preparation and testing. Other alternative routes in Utah require a bachelor’s degree in the subject you wish to teach which could lead to thousands of dollars in tuition costs.
You will work with Utah’s Alternate Routes to Licensure Program (ARL) to obtain a letter of qualification allowing you to apply for a teaching job. Be sure to contact the Utah State Office of Education for initial guidance. You can complete Utah’s ARL Program before, after, or concurrently with your American Board certification.
Please note: You must receive approval from the ARL program prior to enrolling in the American Board’s program. The ARL program will authorize candidates seeking American Board certification to enroll in specific subject areas related to their degree.
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