Wallace Stegner is a public school. WSA must follow the licensing procedures put in place by the Utah State Board of Education. Faculty members at WSA are licensed and qualified to teach in a public school. Some teachers hold professional licenses, some hold associate licenses and others hold an LEA Specific license. An explanation of the types of licenses issued by USBE can be found at:
Parents have the right to receive and request information on the qualifications of their child's teacher. If you have questions or want more information, please contact school administration or login to Aspire. WSA employs individuals holding LEA-specific educator licenses, license areas, or endorsements in accordance with Utah Administrative Code R277-301-7. Additional information on educator licensing can be found at: https://cactus.schools.utah.gov/PersonSearch.
The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e.-elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e.-mathematics, music, social studies):
Professional: The educator has completed an educator preparation program that includes content and pedagogical knowledge. This program may have been completed at a university or in an alternate pathway that was supported by school districts/charters and the Utah State Board of Education.
Associate: The educator is currently completing an educator preparation program, but has not yet completed all requirements for a Professional Educator License, license area, or endorsement. The educator is enrolled in a university-based or Local Education Agency (LEA)-based program. When the educator completes the program, they will have a professional level.
LEA-Specific: The educator has not completed an educator preparation and is not currently enrolled in one. The LEA Specific is available for all License Areas. Only SPED (Special Education and Preschool Special Education) have the one-year only restriction, otherwise, the LEA can specify their educator for up to three years.