Thomas Edison Charter Schools employ teachers with Professional, Associate and LEA-Specific Educator Licenses as permitted by the Utah State Board of Education.
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 students):
Professional: 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.
Associate: 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.
LEA-Specific: The educator has not completed an educator preparation and is not currently enrolled in one. An LEA-Specific license, license area, or endorsement is valid only within the Thomas Edison Charter School LEA.
87.9% of TECS educators are currently on a Professional Educator License, 6.5% are on an Associate Educator License, 5.6% are on an LEA-Specific Educator License, license area, and/or endorsement.
For more information you may visit the Educator Look-up tool. https://cactus.schools.utah.gov/PersonSearch