TA Profile

About Utah

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A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2014

Participating Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Weber State University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Westminster College
  • Southern Utah University
  • Dixie State
  • Brigham Young University
  • Utah State Board of Education
  • Juab School District
  • Washington County School District
  • Cache County School District
  • Ascent Academies
  • Spectrum Academy
  • Iron School District

Reform Efforts

CEEDAR Efforts in Utah:

Adopting a competency-based approach to preparation:

  1. Clarify what competencies will be emphasized through a process of aligning UET standards, high leverage practices, evidence-based practices, and state teacher evaluation tools
  2. USBE, LEAs, and IHEs will review and suggest guidance for identifying mentor teachers, including cooperating teachers.
  3. USBE, LEAs and IHEs will identify Model Programs that provide exemplars of high-quality mentor teacher preparation
  4. Suggest a framework for exemplary clinical practice partnerships that focus on preservice to in-service teacher development.

In Their Own Words

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in Utah? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Institution RepresentedNameEmail
CEEDARSuzanne Robinsonsrobbins@ku.edu
CEEDARMonique Cohnmoniquescohn@ufl.edu

Tim DoveTim.dove@consultant.ccsso.org
Utah State Board of Education
Jennifer ThrondsenJennifer.Throndsen@schools.utah.gov
Utah State Board of Education

Leah VoorhiesLeah.voorhies@schools.utah.gov

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