Thomas Edison Charter Schools employ teachers with Professional, Associate and LEA-Specific Educator Licenses as permitted by the Utah State Board of Education.
Professional Educator License - Individuals who follow the traditional route of licensure by attending an educator preparation program (through a university or other licensing jurisdiction) and receiving a bachelor's degree or higher, are issued a Professional Educator License through the USBE. Professional Educator Licenses are valid for five years.
Associate Educator License - Individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher, or who are enrolled in an educator preparation program that will result in a bachelor's degree or higher, or who have a skill certification in a specific CTE area as established by the USBE, may be issued an Associate Educator License upon satisfaction of USBE requirements. An Associate Educator License is valid for two years with a possible one-year extension.
LEA-Specific Educator License - An individual who does not meet the criteria for a Professional or Associate Educator License but meets the criteria set forth in the Thomas Edison Charter School LEA-Specific Licensing policy may be issued an LEA-Specific Educator License, license area, or endorsement. An LEA-Specific license, license area, or endorsement is valid only within the Thomas Edison Charter School LEA. An LEA-Specific License is valid for one, two, or three years based on the LEA approval. A license renewal requires USBE approval.
During the 2020-2021 educational year 92.31% of TECS educators are employed under a Professional Educator License, and 7.69% are on an LEA-Specific Educator License, for a licensed area, and/or endorsement.
For more information you may visit the Educator Look-up tool. https://cactus.schools.utah.gov/PersonSearch