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UtSTA now offers online endorsement courses to better meet the needs of Utah educators who are pursuing science endorsements. These online Content and Classroom Teaching 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.

  • All UtSTA  online science endorsement courses will count towards Utah State Board of Education Endorsement Requirements. Each UtSTA  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.
  • This 12 week course is only done over the set 12 week period.  Participants are not able to "move at your own pace" but work within the module assigned for that week.   Modules cannot be unlocked ahead of the scheduled time.
  • Cost for courses is $500. Talk with your district about the USBE Endorsement Course Reimbursement program to see if you qualify to be reimbursed. 
  • To REGISTER, click on the course below.

Questions:  Contact Maggie Huddleston mhuddleston@utsta.org

Courses are subject to change based on enrollment numbers.  

Spring 2022  Summer 2022 Fall  2022
Biology for TeachersEvolutionary Biology for TeachersAstronomy for Teachers
Chemistry I for Teachers Biochemistry for TeachersChemistry II for Teachers
Geology for TeachersEarth Systems for TeachersBiology for Teachers
Meteorology for TeachersGenetics for TeachersEcology for Teachers
Physics I for TeachersHuman Anatomy for Teachers Physics II for Teachers
Zoology for TeachersModern Physics for TeachersGeology for Teachers

Ecology for TeachersMeteorology for Teachers

 Safety Certification Safety Certification Safety Certification

In Person Courses

UtSTA offers in person classes with instructors for endorsement courses during summer and through out the year, in partnership with BYU, UVU, and SUU.  All courses are taught by highly qualified instructors and many have experience in K-12 classrooms like yours. The classes are designed to be hands-on and inquiry based so the teachers can learn the lessons/techniques and take them back to the classroom.  The courses are being developed and will be released soon.

  • All UtSTA summer courses count towards Utah State Board of Education Endorsement Requirements
  • Cost for these courses are possibly reimbursed through your LEA. This covers the price of the instructor, class location, supplies, food (lunch and snacks), and university credit recording fees. Click here to see if you are eligible for course reimbursement from your district. 
  • Participants are responsible for all travel and meals. Astronomy and Geology and other course with field work may have extra cost for housing and meals depending on location. 
  • The registration cost includes University Tuition. There is no requirement that participants are a matriculated student at the university to earn credit.

To REGISTER, scroll below.  

Questions: Contact Adam Johnston at ajohnston@utsta.org

          Summer  2022                                     

Astronomy 6/27-7/1 - Emery High School

Chemistry 1 6/20 - 6/24 West Lake High School
Physics 1 6/20 - 6/24 BYU

 Historical Geology 6/13 - 6/17 Provo High School

 Quantum Physics with Labs 6/13 - 6/17 Provo High  
Secondary Teaching Methods in Science 6/6 - 6/10 BYU



What courses offered by UtSTA will count for my endorsement?

Advanced Physics w/lab: Physical Science, Physics (Will count as an advanced class OR the lab class, not both)

Anatomy: Biological Sciences

Astronomy: Earth Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2), Physical Science

Biochemistry: Chemistry

Biology: Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2)

Chemistry 1: (Also known as General Chem or Inorganic Chem)  Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science,  Environmental Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2), Physical Science

Chemistry 2: Chemistry, Physical Science

Earth Systems: Middle Level Science (Pathway 2)

Ecology: Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2), Environmental Science,

Evolutionary Biology: Biological Sciences, Environmental Science

Geology: Earth Science, Environmental Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2)

Genetics: Biological Sciences

Historical Geology: Earth Science, Environmental Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2)

Meteorology: Earth Science, Environmental Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2), Physical Science,

Microbiology: Biological Sciences

Modern Physics: Physical Science, Physics 

Physical Geology: Earth Science, Environmental Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2)

Physics 1: Earth Science, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2), Physical Science, Physics 

Physics 2: Physical Science, Physics, Middle Level Science (Pathway 2)

Safety Certification: All Secondary Science Endorsements

Secondary Teaching Methods: All Secondary Science Endorsements

Zoology: Biological Sciences, Environmental Science

email: dmonson@utsta.org

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