Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Licensure - Licensure

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

About This Degree

USU's state-approved and nationally accredited Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) enables students to qualify for a secondary teaching license (grades 6-12).

STEP is available statewide through a combination of online and broadcast courses. The 35 credits in STEP are ideally taken in a three-semester sequence, but RCDE students may schedule courses differently to meet individual needs or course availability.


This is not a credential awarded by Utah State University. The department can provide more information on the awarding entity.



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Program Requirements

To obtain secondary licensure, you must complete:

  1. 30 credits of university studies, including written communications;
  2. an approved composite teaching major OR an approved teaching major and teaching minor;
  3. the 35-credit STEP sequence of courses, which includes the creation of a professional portfolio and culminates in student teaching.

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