The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) provides a science teacher e-mail list with the Utah Education Network (UEN) to keep educators updated on opportunities in the science community. If you are interested in learning more about Utah science events and professional development, sign up at lists.uen.org/mailman/listinfo/science.
Online Science Endorsement Courses
The USOE is offering several online pilot courses during the 2013/2014 school year in partnership with the Utah Education Network (UEN) and Southern Utah University (SUU).
These courses are designed with two things in mind: content and improving science instructional strategies. The courses are offered in a semester setting and require 4-6 hours a week in coursework. Due to the time commitment, teachers are only allowed to sign up for two classes per semester.
Spring 2014 Online Science Courses
We will offer the classes below during spring 2013. Registration opens on Monday December 2, 2014.
- Earth Systems Science
- Elementary Science ILO's
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Physics 1
- Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 1
- Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 2
- Safety Certification
Click here for additional information.
Summer 2014 Courses
The USOE partners with local colleges and universities to connect teachers from across the state with the courses they need for endorsements. The summer of 2013 gave Utah teachers a variety of coursework to choose from with classes in astronomy, chemistry, geology, methods, and many more. As Summer 2014 coursework is being planned, we'll provide links with more information.
The following flyers are for Summer 2014 courses:
Advanced Physics for Teachers
Heredity and Genetics
Note: for all courses counting toward endorsement credit, you must select to have the course documented on a transcript and pay any associated documentation fees. You can then submit that transcript with your secondary science endorsement application. If it is not documented on a transcript, you will not be able to use the course to meet an endorsement requirement.