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Secondary Education- Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL)

Secondary Education- Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL): Licensure

Department: School of Teacher Education and Leadership
College: Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) offers bachelor's degree holders a chance to earn their teaching license. The Utah State Office of Education has partnered with Utah State University to allow us to provide their pedagogy courses for Secondary Education licensure. In addition, we offer ARL students a unique opportunity to use their ARL coursework towards a Master's in Secondary Education.

There are many advantages to earning your Utah State Office of Education-Alternative Route to Licensure credits with Utah State University, including:

  • A secondary education master's degree from an education graduate school ranked #24 overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Faster track to a teaching position
  • Credits that count toward a master’s degree and higher compensation
  • Outstanding job prospects throughout Utah

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Differential Tuition

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.

Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a regional campus advisor to verify program availability.