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School of Education  |  Elementary Education

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the UVU School of Education (SOE) will remain open under modified conditions to reduce possible exposure to students, faculty, and staff.

  1. SOE classes have been modified from face-to-face to online, alternate, or remote instruction.
  2. In-school professional experiences are postponed or adapted given K-12 school closures.
  3. There will be limited staff available on-site in the SOE offices during normal business hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday). 
  4. For the safety of all, and to align with CDC guidance, virtual meetings and contact options are available for all faculty and staff and are preferred to in-person interaction whenever possible.
  5. SOE faculty and staff contact information can be found on the SOE Faculty/Staff page and on the UVU Directory.

If you have any issues getting in contact with our faculty or staff feel free to call our main office number (801) 863-8228 or email us at school_of_education@ortocomercio.com.

Please refer to  for the most current information regarding UVU campus as a whole.

First Year At UVU

Prospective Students

Current Students

The department of Elementary Education at Utah Valley University is committed to teaching and training students on how to become exceptional teachers and leaders in their field. Our programs also prepare students for graduate degrees in education. For more information on our graduate programs, please visit ortocomercio.com/med/

We are committed to helping you succeed throughout your college career, and the Elementary Education program at UVU has exceptional advisors who will guide you along your journey. The table below outlines what to expect as you progress from freshman to senior year.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help. You can contact us at school_of_education@ortocomercio.com. We look forward to talking with you soon.

What to Expect

  • Complete online orientation and Jumpstart
  • Meet with your first-year academic advisor
  • Make sure this is the major for you - Take Introduction to Education: EDEL 1010
  • Begin your Math and English sequence - Take MATH 2000 and ENGL 1010
Online Orientation
Meet with Advisor

Semester One:

  • Meet with your Elementary Education academic advisor
  • Prepare for the Praxis

Meet with Advisor

Semester Two:

  • Apply to the Elementary Education program (Deadlines March 1st and October 1st)
  • Complete pre-program coursework
  • Attend Orientation for Elementary Education program

Semester One:

  • Complete field placement preference sheet

Semester Two:

  • Apply for Internship
  • Intern interview workshop
  • Internship Orientation
Orientation Information

Semester One:

  • Apply for student teaching license
  • Attend edTPA kickoff

Semester Two:

  • Fill out Permanent Information Sheet for teaching license
  • Apply for Graduation
  • Apply to walk in Graduation Ceremonies
  • edTPA submitted
Apply for Graduation

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry-level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6. Students successfully completing the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License. To continue in the teacher education program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, fieldwork, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators. The UVU teacher education program is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), the Utah State Office of Education, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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