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Utah Educator Licensing

Explanation of the types of educator licenses issued by USBE (Professional, Associate, LEA-Specific):

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):

  1. Professional Educator License – 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.
  2. Associate Educator License – 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.
  3. Local Education Agency (LEA)-specific Educator License – a license issued to an individual, approved by the local Board of Education, who has met locally defined competencies to be an educator, while working on a Professional License.

An LEA-specific license area or endorsement may include:

  • Out of State and Internationally licensed educators completing Utah licensing requirements.
  • Educators waiting for university license recommendations.
  • Educators with expired Utah licenses.
  • Educators working towards an Associate license area/endorsement.
  • Career and Technical Education educators completing skills testing.
  • Educators waiting to begin a university licensure program.


Grand County School District’s schools may employ individuals holding LEA-specific Educator Licenses, as well as Professional and Associate Educator Licenses, as outlined below based on the employee’s FTE.


Click here for % by FTE and Qualifications 


Utah Educator Look-up Tool 


Teachers with LEA-Specific Licenses:


Malory Betty - MLHMS

Cayden Black - GCHS

Jessica Manderfield - GCHS

Julie Zender - HMK 


Teachers with LEA-Specific Endorsements:



Cayden Black - Secondary Digital Business Application

Jessica Manderfield - Construction Management

Kurt (Hank) Postma - Video Production 2



Cheree Geiser - SPED Math 

Rebecca Peterson - CTE/Digital Literacy 


Teachers working towards licensure:

Jamie Reidhead - GCHS 


2021-2022 Percentages by FTE and Qualifications
Utah State Board of Education - Educator Licensing
LEAName SchoolNumber SchoolName Total FTE Fully Qualified Educators who are teaching under LEA Specific or are not Qualified Educators in an Associate Program to become Professional Qualified
Grand County School District 801 Grand Preschool 3 50.00% 50.00% 0.00%
Grand County School District 106 Helen M Knight Elementary 49.38 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Grand County School District 404 MLH Middle School 18.52 89.00% 0.00% 11.00%
Grand County School District 704 Grand County High School 35.01 87.00% 6.00% 7.00%


Board Policy on Licensure - Policy DAB