Alternative Teacher Preparation: Licensure
The department of Special Education and Rehabilitation offers three alternative teacher preparation (ATP) programs: Mild/Moderate, Severe, and Early Childhood Special Education.
These programs offer courses required for licensure to work with students with mild/moderate and severe disabilities in the greater Salt Lake City area, or preschool-age children with disabilities in school districts throughout the state.
USU Department of Special Education & Rehabilitation:
Alternative Teacher Preparation
To be eligible for this program, participants must have a bachelor's degree (a teaching degree is NOT required) from an accredited college or university and be employed in an approved special education setting serving students with mild/moderate or severe disabilities, or in a preschool special education program.
See the following pages for information regarding admissions and courses.
This degree is offered through Utah State University Regional Campuses and follows the USU Regional Campus tuition schedule. See Tuition & Payment for more information.
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.
Students who complete the program will be qualified to work with students with mild/moderate and severe disabilities in the greater Salt Lake City area, or preschool-age children with disabilities in school districts throughout the state.
The following related degrees are available on the USU Eastern Price and Blanding Campuses:
Use the USU Degree Finder to search all degrees available throughout the Utah State University system.