As your Mentor Teacher Specialist meets with many of you in your schools, the subject of your teaching license is a frequent topic for conversation:
“Do I have a Level 1 or a Level 2 license?”
“Yes, I did take a Praxis test, but which one was it?”
“ Have I taken the Praxis II PLT test and were can I go to find my score?”
The answers to these questions and many more can be found by accessing an electronic personnel file called C.A.C.T.U.S., which is an acronym for "Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools".
It is important for every teacher to be aware of his/her C.A.C.T.U.S. file, have access to it, and to monitor it frequently. On it you will find your degree, license, a list of in-service classes taken, teacher employment/assignment history, record of Praxis test scores, and much more.
If you haven’t registered for your account on C.A.C.T.U.S, take a few minutes to register now. It is simple and easy to do.
- Go to https://www.uen.org/cactus
- Follow the prompts to register your account with UEN (Utah Education Network)
Once you have access to your account, monitor it regularly to be sure all information is current and accurate.