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Online Endorsement Courses

In a partnership with the Utah Education Network (UEN), USTA now offers online endorsement courses to better meet the needs of Utah educators who are pursuing science endorsements. These online courses are developed by Utah teachers and community experts to support teaching the Utah Core Standards; building deep content knowledge in science to support instruction; and effective teaching strategies that are best practice to help support student success in college and career. The classes use rubrics that align with the vision for science education articulated in our core standards, as well as the Literacy for Science standards articulated in the English Language Arts core documents.

Course designs are aligned to the principles of adult learning, based on the Vella approach to Dialogue Education, and support high quality, collaborative learning that will be immediately relevant and applicable to one’s teaching.

Please note:

  • All USTA/UEN online science endorsement courses will count towards Utah State Board of Education Endorsement Requirements. Each USTA/UEN online course description lists the endorsement course requirements that it fulfills. After successful completion of the course participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits post to an SUU Transcript.
  • The online science endorsement courses encourage participants to practice science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family and friends). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.
  • These courses are designed for current classroom educators. If you are not currently a practicing teacher or in a pre-service teacher program, please note that this course may not meet your needs. Any licensed Utah K-12 teacher who wishes to take these courses can register.

ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION LIMITS: You may register for a MAXIMUM of two Science online endorsement courses per term.

Cost:

  • The cost for each 12-week endorsement course is $400 for a current USTA Member and $500 for a Non USTA Member (Join USTA and save significantly). The registration cost includes the fee to post the SUU Credit to a transcript. There is no requirement that participants are a matriculated student at SUU to earn credit. 
  • Along with the registration costs some courses may have modest costs that will be described in the course description. Some courses will require the purchase of course materials including but not limited to texts, digital resources, and/or professional organization memberships.
USTA/UEN Online Endorsement Course Schedule (Click on each class for more information and to register)
 Winter/Spring 2018 (Jan - Apr) Summer 2018 (May - Aug)  Fall 2018 (Sep - Dec)
  • UtSTA/UEN Lab Safety Certification
Others announced soon...
  • UtSTA/UEN Lab Safety Certification
Others announced soon...
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