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EYE-Entry Years Enhancement

USOE has different requirements for licensing depending on your situation. According to the EYE Brochure (Entry Years Enhancement), these are recommendations for licensing:

Suggested schedule for EYE Requirements (most new teachers):

EYE Requirements Years 1-3
To find out more information on each step, continue onto our Steps to Upgrade License page.
For the State quick guide and frequently asked questions, go to

For Out of State teachers (with 3 or more years of experience):

  • Hold a Level 1 Utah educator License and teach for at least one academic year.
  • Waive Praxis PLT test and Professional portfolio by LEA due to out-of-state/country experience.
  • Receive two professional evaluations in a Utah LEA with a satisfactory final evaluation.
  • Complete any additional LEA requirements.
  • Have a cleared background/fingerprint check within one calendar year;
  • Receive a LEA approval for upgrade to Level 2.
  • Achieve NCLB HQ status in at least one licensure area by passing a content praxis test, if licensed or endorsed in any NCLB subject area.
  • Provide verification of out-of-state or foreign years of licensed teaching experience in a public, charter, or accredited private school.
  • Complete CTE required coursework; contact CTE at 801-538-7662 for information.
  • Complete the Ethics Review within one year of upgrade at
  • Complete a 2-hour, LEA-sponsored Suicide Prevention course within license cycle.

One-Year Extension
If a Level 1 educator fails to complete all of the EYE requirements within the three-year period because of unusual or extenuating emergency circumstances, the LEA may request a one-time, one year extension of the level 1 license to provide additional time for the educator to complete the upgrade requirements; for the Level 1 extension form go to the following website at:

Requests for a Level 1 extension may be submitted beginning in March of the expiration year, but prior to June 30th of the license expiration year.

For other USOE forms, visit their link
If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources at 801-567-8150.