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Parents of registered and attending students have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teacher(s). Vanguard Academy will provide, upon request, information regarding state qualification and licensing criteria, licensing status, degree and certification held, and other relevant qualifications and in a timely manner. Vanguard Academy may employ 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 on the USBE website. Please contact Bonnie Tucker at gro.retrahcdraugnavnull@rekcut.einnob if you would like more information.

Vanguard Academy employs individuals holding an LEA-Specific educator license, license areas, and/or endorsements.
Types of educator licenses issued by USBE include Professional, Associate, LEA-Specific.The following designations or levels apply to educator licenses, license areas (i.e.-elementary, secondary, special education), and content endorsements (i.e.-mathematics, music, Spanish, 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 may not be currently enrolled in one.

Percentage (based on FTE) of types of licenses, license areas, and endorsements held by educators employed at Vanguard Academy.

Professional: 56.1%
Associate: 11.8%
LEA-Specific: 32.1%

Utah Educator Lookup Tool https://cactus.schools.utah.gov/PersonSearch.

Parents have the right to be notified if their student is receiving instruction/support from a teacher or paraprofessional who is not highly qualified.