Teacher Assistance Pathway to Teaching

The TAPT program is a partnership between Utah State Board of Education (USBE), Weber State University (WSU), and six school districts: Box Elder, Davis, Morgan, North Summit, Ogden, and Weber. TAPT was initially funded by Goals 2000 monies received from the Utah State Office of Education (now USBE) and is still operating due to their support and the generosity of private donors.

  • TAPT pays partial in-state tuition and assists participants in writing grants to cover book fees. TAPT does not pay student fees, transcript fees, developmental fees, or individual lab fees.
  • This program adds new applicants each year as funding permits. Applications are available from district representatives early March and are due the late March.
    (For specific dates, see below.)
  • Candidates must be paid teacher assistants in one of the participating school districts and have a strong desire and commitment to become a fully-licensed teacher in the state of Utah.
  • Candidates are not eligible for TAPT if they possess a bachelor's degree. (See: Routes to Licensure Options, below.)
  • The TAPT program has a 96% graduation rate. TAPT graduates receive a Utah State Teaching License.

TAPT 2022 Information

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  1. Please download the flyer and application located below.
  2. Applicants must schedule a Review Appointment to turn in completed application.
  3. Completed applications must be printed and brought to the Review Appointment.
  4. Applications are due on or before March 31, 2022, 10:00 am.

To schedule a Review Appointment, please call (801)402-5186.
All appointments will be held in the Federal Programs Offices, Freeport West, Building F2, 300 West  F Street, Clearfield.