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2024 SUMMER: Evolutionary Biology for Teachers - Online Endorsement Course

  • 23 May 2024
  • 14 Aug 2024
  • Online


  • This fee is not refundable. MUST be UtSTA member
  • $50 fee is refundable with the successful completion of the course with a C or better. You must be currently teaching in a public school. Must be UtSTA Member

This course will introduce you to the basics of evolution learning about natural selection, speciation, adaptations, evidences and classification. Evolution is the foundation of biology and the unifying concept that ties all living things together. In this class you will also define the difference between science and religion to help you as a teacher know how to respond to the questions and concerns that students have about evolution.

This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

  • Biology I: Evolutionary Biology

This course is a content and NGSS pedagogy course.  Emphasis is on best practices used to teach this content in your classroom. Creating lesson plans are required. 


  • The cost for this course is a $50 refundable registration fee,  if you are a UtSTA Member and a contracted teacher. If you are not a contracted Utah Public School educator, the cost for the course is a nonrefundable $600 fee
  • Participants will also need to pay for 3 university credits directly to the university. (Instructions coming soon.)  This fee is refundable if you are are a contracted teacher. It is nonrefundable if you are not a contracted teacher.  Refer to this document if you have any questions about refunds.
  • Upon successful completion of the course with a C or higher, UtSTA will reimburse you the $50 registration fee and the  UVU credits fee. You must be a contracted teacher with a public school/district to qualify for reimbursement.

NOTE: You MUST be a current member of UtSTA to take this course. If you are not a current member of UtSTA you can purchase/renew your membership. To join today, CLICK HERE.

By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

Classes dropped after the course starts are not refundable. 


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