Aug 03, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current] 
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current]

Special Education Alternate Route to Licensure Program

Person iconProgram Director
Leilani Nautu – ED 310 – (435) 865-8081

Program Summary

Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL) Pathway

Utah’s ARL program is a pathway for individuals without a background in education to become licensed Utah educators.The program is also a pathway for current Utah educators to add new areas of concentration to their existing license.

Who’s Eligible?

  • Individuals who can provide documentation of required content knowledge in a subject area taught in schools can apply for ARL (Generally, this means the applicant has a bachelor’s degree or above and coursework from an accredited university in the subject area.)
  • Individuals who are hired in a qualifying teaching position.

State Requirements

For information regarding the Utah ARL program, please visit the Utah State Board of Education website and/or contact Kathleen Webb, ARL Education Specialist, at (801) 538-7602 or

Utah State Licensure Test Requirement

For expanded information on the USBE tests, please visit their website.

Required Praxis II exams for specific licensure paths:

  • Elementary Education (K-6) License Area: Test Code 5001 - ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: MULTIPLE SUBJECTS
  • Special Education (K-12) License Area: Test Code 5354 - SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATIONS

When Courses are Offered

Semester Course(s) Available

Program Information

  • For students completing credits in the Special Education Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL) Program, they can transfer up to 12 of those credits toward the Master of Education program. For more information, contact Tamara Lovell, M.Ed. and Non-degree-seeking Graduate Study Program Specialist, at (435) 865-8759 or at

Special Education Alternate Route to Licensure Curriculum Summary (18 Credits)

Total Credits: 18