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Alternative Route to Licensure

Alternative Route to Licensure is a program created and managed by the Utah State Board of Education to provide post-baccalaureates the opportunity to earn their teaching license. The Utah State Office of Education has partnered with Utah State University to offer pedagogy courses for Secondary Education licensure. By completing additional college credits in the study of teaching and foundational coursework in a subject area at USU, ARL students are able to earn their official Level 1 teaching license. ARLs must be employed teachers teaching their subject areas while fulfilling the necessary coursework in order to earn official license.


Utah State University offers a unique opportunity for eligible ARL students to complete a Master’s of Education, Curriculum & Instruction focused on secondary education through the ARL program. As students complete the coursework required for licensure, they are also earning over half of the credits required for an M.Ed.. Plus, USU offers coursework to nearly every county in Utah!

Tayler Mountford
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