Teacher Licensing

Treeside employs educators who hold Professional Educator and Associate Educator licenses issued by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). Treeside also employs educators who hold LEA Specific licenses approved by the Treeside School Board.

The Treeside Board of Directors issues LEA Specific licenses in accordance with the following policy:

- Educators with LEA Specific licenses must enroll in the Alternate Pathway to Professional Educator Licensing (APPEL) provided by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools (UAPCS) as soon as possible. 

- Classroom teachers must have at least a Bachelor's degree to qualify for an LEA Specific license. Specialty teachers must have at least a Bachelor's degree or be working toward a Bachelor's degree to qualify for an LEA Specific license.

- During the first year of employment, educators who have an LEA Specific license will complete the following training: Educator Ethics, Classroom Management and Instruction, Basic Special Education Law, and Utah Effective Teaching Standards.

- All Treeside employees must complete a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

During the 2020-2021, approximately one-third of Treeside teachers have LEA Specific licenses and are working toward a Utah Professional Educator license.