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UtSTA 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 $600 + SUU registration. 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

Spring Semesters Summer Semesters Fall Semesters  
Chemistry 1 for Teachers     Chemistry 2 for Teachers Biochemistry for Teachers 
Genetics for TeachersEcology for Teachers Astronomy for Teachers 
Geology for TeachersEvolutionary Biology for Teachers Biology for Teachers
Human Anatomy for TeachersModern Physics for Teachers
Physics 1 for Teachers 
Meteorology for Teachers
Zoology for TeachersEarth Systems for Teachers 
Physics 2 for Teachers   
Safety Certification
Safety Certification Safety Certification 

In Person Courses

UtSTA offers in person classes with instructors for endorsement courses during summer in partnership with BYU, UVU, WSU 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. 

  • All UtSTA summer courses count towards Utah State Board of Education Endorsement Requirements
  • Cost for these courses are possibly reimbursed through your LEA. $600 covers the price of the instructor, class location, supplies.  Additionally 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 Historical Geology with field work may have extra cost for housing and meals depending on location. 
  • The registration cost does not include University Tuition. There is no requirement that participants are a matriculated student at the university to earn credit. Additional instructions on individual course registration

To REGISTER, scroll below.  

Questions: Contact Adam Johnston at

          Summer  2024                                      



What courses offered by UtSTA will count for my endorsement?

 Courses Endorsements requirements  
 3-D of Authentic Science and Science Learning Secondary Science Core (6-8)  
 Advanced Physics with Labs (counts as LAB only) Secondary Physics 1 Endorsement, Secondary Physics 2  
 Anatomy for Teachers Secondary Biology 2 
 Astronomy for Teachers Secondary Physics 2, Secondary Earth Science 1,  
 Biochemistry for Teachers Secondary Chemistry 2 
 Biology for Teachers Secondary Science Core (6-8)  
 Chemistry 1 for Teachers Secondary Science Core (6-8), Secondary Chemistry 1 
 Chemistry 2 for Teachers Secondary Chemistry 1 
 Earth Science for Teachers Secondary Science Core (6-8)  
 Ecology for Teachers Secondary Biology 1, Secondary Earth Science 1 
 Evolutionary Biology for Teachers Secondary Biology 1 
 Geology for Teachers Secondary Science Core (6-8), Secondary Earth Science 1 
 Genetics for TeachersSecondary Biology 1
Historical Geology Secondary Earth Science 2 
Meteorology for Teachers Secondary Science Core (6-8), Secondary Earth Science 1 
Modern Physics for Teachers Secondary Physics 1, Secondary Physics 2 
 Physical Geology Secondary Earth Science 2 
 Physics 1 for Teachers Secondary Physics 1, Secondary Science Core (6-8)  
 Physics 2 for Teachers Secondary Physics 1  
 Safety Certification Secondary Science Core (6-8)  
 Secondary Teaching Methods Secondary Science Core (6-8)  
 Zoology Secondary Biology 1 


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