DAR File No. 42122
This rule was published in the October 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Licensure of Student Teachers and Interns
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 42122
Filed: 09/15/2017 09:02:24 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Following a five-year review, the Utah State Board of Education determined that Rule R277-509 continued to be necessary so it was continued. The rule is amended to provide necessary technical and conforming changes to bring the rule into compliance with the Rulewriting Manual for Utah.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendments to this rule provide technical and conforming changes that include changes to numbering, references, and terminology.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 53A-6-104(1)
- Art X Sec 3
- Section 53A-1-401
- Subsection 53A-6-401(3)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The amendments to Rule R277-509 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to the state budget.
The amendments to Rule R277-509 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to local governments.
The amendments to Rule R277-509 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The amendments to Rule R277-509 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The amendments to Rule R277-509 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in any compliance costs for affected persons.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that the amendments to this rule will not result in a fiscal impact to businesses.
Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Education
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Angela Stallings at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7656, by FAX at 801-538-7768, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent, Policy and Communication
R277. Education, Administration.
R277-509. Licensure of Student Teachers and Interns.
2]. Authority and Purpose.
A.] This rule is authorized [ under]
Article X, Section 3 [
of the Utah Constitution ]which vests general [ authority] and supervision [ of] public education in the Board[ ,]
s] 53A-6-104(1) which permit the Board to issue licenses for educators[ ,]
which directs the [
Utah State Office of Education] to establish a procedure for obtaining and evaluating
relevant information about license applicants[ , and Section 53A-1-401(3) which allows the Board to adopt
rules in accordance with its responsibilities].
B.] The purpose of this rule is to specify the procedure
under which the Board issues licenses to student teachers and
A. "Board" means the Utah State Board of
Education. B.] "Cooperating teacher" means a licensed teacher
employed by an LEA who is qualified to directly supervise a student
teacher or intern during the period the student teacher or intern
is assigned to the LEA.
C.] "Intern" means a teacher education student,
who, in an advanced stage of preparation, usually as a culminating
experience, may be employed in a school setting for a period of up
to one year and receive salary proportionate to the service
An intern is supervised primarily by the school system [
a continuing relationship with college
personnel [ and following]
a planned program designed to produce a
demonstrably competent professional.
D.] "LEA" [ means a local education agency, including local school
boards/public school districts, charter schools, and,] for purposes of this rule, the Utah Schools for
the Deaf and the Blind.
E.] "Student teacher" means a college student
preparing to teach who is assigned a period of guided teaching
during which the student assumes increasing responsibility for
directing the learning of a group or groups of students over a
period of time.
R277-509-3. Issuing Licenses.
A.] The [ Board] shall [ issue] [ S]tudent [ T]eacher or [ I]ntern licenses[ to students enrolled in teacher preparation
B. The Board shall provide a process for timely review by
UPPAC of background check information and shall provide adequate
due process for student teachers and interns in the licensing
process. (1) The Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission
(UPPAC) shall receive and review background information about
student teachers and interns.
(2) Student teachers and interns shall have student teacher
licenses issued by the Board prior to assignment in public
schools. (3) UPPAC shall review student teacher license
applications and make recommendations for their approval by the
Board. (4) UPPAC shall not recommend student teachers or interns
to complete student teaching or intern assignments while student
teachers or interns are under court supervision of any
[ T]eacher preparation programs may allow
student teacher[ s] or intern[ s not approved by UPPAC] to complete student
teaching or intern hours only if the university provides a constant
supervisor for the student teacher's or intern's work in
the public schools.
C.] [ A license is issued only to]
student teacher[ s] or intern[ s] assigned to elementary, middle, or secondary
schools under cooperating teachers for part of their preparation
A supervising administrator must be permanently assigned to the building to which an intern is assigned.
D.] A [ S]tudent [ T]eacher or [ I]ntern license is valid only [ in the LEA specified and] for the period of time
indicated on the license.[
R277-509-4. LEA Requirements.
A. An LEA may not accept or assign student teachers or
interns who do not possess a Utah Student Teacher or Intern
license. The service of persons so assigned is not recognized by
the Board as fulfilling an intern or student teaching requirement
for licensure. B. It is the responsibility of the LEA to verify that
potential student teachers or interns are appropriately
KEY: student teachers, interns, teacher preparation programs
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
January 7, 2013]
Notice of Continuation: September 13, 2017
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec 3;
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