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Teacher Qualifications

Consistent with all public schools in Utah, all of ELA’s teachers will be licensed, certified teachers. They may alternatively be qualified to teach under the Utah State Office of Education’s Alternative Route to Licensure Program, or otherwise authorized through the Utah State Office of Education.

Teachers and paraprofessionals meet USBE Highly Qualified Teacher requirements or are on an approved path for becoming highly qualified.  

Services provided by paraprofessionals are under the direct supervision of and in close proximity to a highly qualified teacher.  

Parents have the right to request and receive information on the qualifications of their children’s teacher(s).  Parents can read teacher bios on the school website and contact the Director in the main office for more information regarding teacher licensing and paraprofessional highly qualified status.

Information on teacher credentialing and licensing is available at the USBE Website.

Teacher Designations & Levels

Early Light Academy employs individuals holding LEA-specific educator licenses, license areas, or endorsements in accordance with Utah Admin. Code R277-301-7.  To view the Board's policy on LEA-Specific Educator Licenses, please go to our "Policies & Handbooks" page.  Additional information on educator licensing can be found at: 

CLICK HERE  for an explanation of the types of educator licenses issued by USBE (Professional, Associate, LEA-Specific). The following levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e. Elementary, Secondary, Special Education), and content endorsements (i.e. Mathematics, Music, Spanish, Social Studies).