Utah

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Core subjects means courses for which there is a declared set of Core Standards as approved by the Board. The Board shall establish Core Standards and a Core Curriculum for elementary schools, grades K- 6: (e) arts. Grades 7-8 Core Curriculum Requirements and units of credit: (5) the arts (1.0 unit of credit). Grades 9-12 Core Curriculum credits from courses approved by the Board, as specified:(5) the arts (1.5 units of credit) (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-700)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Utah’s Early Childhood Core Standards (2013)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Utah Fine Arts Core Standards (2016)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Elementary Education Requirements: The Board shall establish Core Standards and a Core Curriculum for elementary schools, grades K-6: (e) arts (visual arts, music, dance, theatre). (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-700-4)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Middle School Education Requirements: Grades 7-8 Core Curriculum Requirements and units of credit: (5) the arts (visual arts, music, dance, theatre) (1.0 unit of credit). (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-700-5)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

High School Requirements: Grades 9-12 Core Curriculum credits from courses approved by the Board, as specified: (5) the arts (1.5 units of credit from any of the following performance areas: visual arts, music, dance, theatre). (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-700-6)

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation Grades 9-12 Core Curriculum credits from courses approved by the Board, as specified: (5) the arts (1.5 units of credit from any of the following performance areas: visual arts, music, dance, theatre). (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-700-6)
Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers Early Childhood and Elementary: A. The Board may approve the Early Childhood Education (K-3), Elementary (K-6), Elementary (1-8) teacher preparation program of an institution if the program: (2) requires study and experiences which provide appropriate content knowledge needed to teach: (f) fine arts (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-504-4)
Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers An elementary content specialist in Fine Arts or Physical Education shall hold a current Utah Educator License with an elementary or secondary license area of concentration with the appropriate K-12 content endorsement. (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-520-4)
State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program: The purpose is to implement the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program model in public schools through LEAs and consortia that submit grants to hire arts specialists who are highly qualified and paid on the licensed teacher salary schedule. (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-490)

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Professional Outreach Program in the Schools: The purpose of the arts and science program is to provide opportunities for students to develop and use the knowledge, skills, and appreciation defined in the arts and science Core curricula through in-depth school instructional services, performances or presentations in school and theatres, or arts or science museum tours. (Utah Admin. Code r. 277-444-2)

Links to Administrative Code

Utah Administrative Code

Links to State Statutes

Utah Code

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2009

Date of Release/Publication

2010

Population or Sample

Sample

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

School

Response Rate to Survey

292 (38%) of Utah's 766 schools responded to the survey, exceeding the sample target goal response rate of 30% by 8%.

Survey Report

Statewide Arts Education Assessment

Date of Past Survey

Not found

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

613,279

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

23.0

Per Pupil Expenditures

$7.969

% High School Graduation Rate

78.6%

% High School Drop-out Rate

5.2%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

60.5%

% Minority Students

23.1%

% English Language Learners

5.7%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

12.8%