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YEAR ROUND ONLINE COURSES

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.
  • Most online science endorsement courses require participants to practice science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals each week (can be family and friends). Depending on the course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.
  • 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

 SPRING 2021  Summer 2021  Fall   2021  Winter 2022
Anatomy Genetics Physics 2 Genetics
Biochemistry Earth System Science Anatomy Evolutionary Biology
Biology Modern Physics Biology  Anatomy
Chemistry 1 Chemistry 2

Biochemistry

 Chemistry 1
Physics 1
Physics 1 Physics 2 
Geology Ecology Geology Ecology
Astronomy   Meteorology    Astronomy
Meteorology  BiologyEcology
Evolutionary Biology  Earth System Science
 Zoology 
   
 Safety Certification 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.  Some classes are one week format others are arranged to  meet needs of teachers.  Monday through Friday or specific schedule.

To REGISTER, scroll below.  

Questions: Contact Duane Merrell     duane_merrell@byu.edu

          Fall  2020                                     2021 Summer
Cache Elementary STEM Nature of Science and Engineering  Weekends in Logan, Utah

 Elementary STEM Endorsement Summer 2021

(1) STEM Nature of Science,    (2) Matter, (3) Forces, (4) Energy, (5) Engineering Practices, (6) Data Analysis and Problem Solving

 Physics 1, 2 & Advanced all Three classes offered.
 

Physical Geology

  

Astronomy 


Chemistry 1

 Science Methods
 







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

Address:

N-143 Eyring Science Center

Provo, UT 84602

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