Entry Years Enhancement


EYE (Entry Years Enhancement) is the program the state has provided to support you as you move from a Level 1 teaching license to a Level 2 teaching license. Typically this takes three years. The goal of the program is to help you develop the teaching skills and strategies described in the UTAH EFFECTIVE TEACHING STANDARDS. Your site instructional coach will mentor you for three years. You will also receive training and support from the district EYE Teacher Leader, Jeanne Cameron, who will help you track your progress. Feel free to contact her with any EYE questions (801-430-3052 or 801-737-7324).

Use the links in this page to the left to find specific USOE requirements. Information below has been amended to reflect LEA requirements.

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Program at a Glance

Year 1

Work with a mentor and attend 6 new teacher training sessions.


2 Evaluations


Do a fall and a spring video


Achieve Highly Qualified status*


Pass Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test*


Complete CTE additional coursework, if applicable*








Year 2

Work with a mentor


2 Evaluations


Monthly Portfolio Reflection


Do a fall and a spring video


Achieve Highly Qualified status*


Pass Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test*


Complete CTE additional coursework, if applicable*


Though you are required by Ogden School District to earn an ESL endorsement by the end of year 4, it is not part of the EYE program.


Year 3

Work with a mentor


2 Evaluations


Portfolio should be complete


Do a fall and a spring video


Achieve Highly Qualified status*


Pass Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test*


Complete CTE additional coursework, if applicable


Complete Ethics Review, Suicide Prevention Course and Background Check after January

LEA recommendation for upgrade to Level 2 (Spring)

USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO DETERMINE WHICH REQUIREMENTS YOU STILL NEED BEFORE UPGRADING TO A LEVEL 2 TEACHING LICENSE IF:


Praxis Test Information -- taken from ets.org

There are two types of Praxis that you need to be concerned about:

  1. The first is the content Praxis. Go to the ets.org link above to find the content test for your grade/subject. This test typically is passed before graduation, if you live in Utah. However, if you are coming from another state, you need to take it before you can be considered highly qualified in Utah.
  2. The second Praxis is the Praxis PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching). You need to pass this before getting your level 2 license. This is typically taken in your third year, but you may take it any time, as long as you leave enough time for your scores to be processed prior to upgrading to a level 2 license. License upgrades happen just before June 30 of each year. You may access information about this test at the ets.org link above. Contact Jeanne Cameron (cameronj@ogdensd.org) if you would like preparation materials.


When you are ready to upgrade to a level 2,

click the button below and follow the instructions.

    UPGRADE


    For more information regarding the State EYE program, follow the link below:

    http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/educatoreffectiveness/Entry-Years-Enhancement.aspx


    OUT OF STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

    If you have an out of state license, it is critical for you to obtain a Utah license as soon as possible. Please click on the link above, and use the checklist to make sure you complete all the requirements.

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