The SEDC Regional Service Center working with the districts and charter schools in the region will provide a math endorsement professional development opportunity for elementary school teachers. To ensure that qualifying teachers have an opportunity to participate, the eREACH regional interactive video conference (IVC) system will be used to deliver the courses. The instructors for each of the six required math endorsement courses will be selected from a regional pool of highly qualified teachers.
If you have any questions about this program, please email Selene Corbridge or call her at (435) 586-2865
List of classes:
Project objective and scope:
The specific objective and scope of the project is to have certified elementary school teachers complete their math endorsement. The credentials will improve their classroom pedagogy and math instruction helping improve student achievement in mathematics as shown by state-level assessments.
The first day of the first class will be as posted below and will run for 15 weeks, holding classes via IVC once a week on Monday from 3:30-6:30pm. After the first class is taught, the regional math committee will determine the order of the other classes taught. It is required that each class be between 15-30 students. If we get less than 15 teachers registered in a class, we will not offer it. If there are more than 30 teachers requesting, the regional math committee and the SEDC board will determine priority. Participating teachers will need to either purchase the Elementary and Middle School Mathematics book by John Van De Walle, or "borrow" a copy from their district office. Each district and charter will be required to provide their participating teachers the required hands on manipulatives that are used in each class.
Credit will be provided through UVU at their current credit fees. All credits will go towards the math endorsement.
Each district or charter will need to contribute a percentage for each instructor's payment based on the number of teachers they have participating in each class. This will cost the district or charter approximately between $80 and $160 per teacher per class depending on the number in each class.
The required six classes will be offered and completed with the following timeline:
There is $1.5 million in funding allocated to support teachers to participate in a newly developed STEM endorsement program, through the Utah State Office of Education. Awards have been made to Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs) and districts across the state who responded to a request for proposals to develop STEM endorsement programs at their institutions to be offered to teachers. Each award was $100,000 per year for 2 years to serve 25-35 teachers in cohort 1.
Below you will find links to several ESL Endorsement opportunities offered by other entities throughout Utah: