Endorsements

  • CUES ESL Endorsement Program:

    2016-17 Cohort (This is an outline and advertisement for the ESL endorsement program with the tentative dates, times, and instructors of the courses. Registration information will be posted by the first of May.)

    To sign up for the ESL cohort go to http://goo.gl/forms/gEQxNaSnv1

    Central Utah Educational Services (CUES), in partnership with Northeastern Utah Educational Services (NUES), Southeast Education Service Center (SESC), Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) and Southern Utah University, is sponsoring an ESL Educator Endorsement Program beginning on Aug 30, 2016. All rural educators are eligible to participate. Others may participate on a space available basis.

    Cost Per Class: $69.00 payable to SUU and $106.00 payable to CUES for a total of $175.00

    The course schedule is as follows:

    IELE 5300 | IELE 5310 | IELE 5320 | IELE 5330 | IELE 5340 | IELE 5350


    IELE 5300

    1. Foundations of ESL Education
      (August 30 - October 4, 2016) 3 Credits, IVC Tuesday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. Class Completed
    3. Syllabus: Removed because class is completed
    4. Instructor: Stacey Petersen
    5. Required Text:
      Lessow-Hurley, J. (2012). Foundation of dual language instruction (6th ed.). New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. ISBN#13: 978-0132685160  The text is an integral part of this class.
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    IELE 5310

    1. Understanding Language Acquisition and Cognition
      (October 11 - November 15, 2016) 3 Credits, IVC Tuesday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. Class Completed
    3. Syllabus: Removed because class is completed
    4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
    5. Required Text:
      Freeman, D.E & Freeman, Y.S. Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition. 3 ed. Heineman, Portsmouth.NH. Johnson.D. (2008). How myths about language affect education: What every teacher should know. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

      Johnson, D., (2008) How Myths about language effect education: What every teacher should know. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. ( could be purchased as a group at each site)

    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    IELE 5320

    1. Assessment for a Diverse Linguistic Population
      (January 10 - February 14, 2017) 3 Credits, IVC Tuesday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration and payment instructions
    3. Syllabus: Removed because class is completed
    4. Instructor: Cris Labrum
    5. Required Text:
      • Herrera, S. G., Morales-Cabral, R., & Murry, K. G. (2013). Assessment accommodations for classroom teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students, 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN-10: 0132853353 or ISBN-13: 9780132853354
      • O’Malley, J.M., & Pierce, L.V. (1996). Authentic assessment for English language learners: Practical approaches for teachers. White Plains, NY: Addison-Wesley/Longman. ISBN-10: 0201591510 or ISBN-13: 9780201591514
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    IELE 5330

      1. Methods and Materials for the Bilingual/ESL Classroom
        (February 21 - March 21, and April 11 2017) 3 Credits, IVC Tuesday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6hrs. Practical/Field experience
      2. On-line Registration and payment instructions
      3. Syllabus: Removed because class is completed
      4. Instructor: Stacey Petersen
      5. Required Text: 
        • Peregoy, S.F., & Boyle, O.F. (2008). Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Learners, 5th edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education. ISBN-10: 0-205-59324-0 or ISBN-13: 978-0-205-59324-8 

        • Reiss, J. (2012). 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners: Teaching for Academic Success in Secondary School, 2nd edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education. ISBN-10: 0-13-247975-3 or ISBN-13: 978-0-13-247975-2 

      6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
      7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
      8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    IELE 5340

    1. Integrating language Acquisition and Content Instruction
      (August  29 - October 3, 2017) 3 Credits, IVC Tuesday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration and Payment Instructions:
    3. Syllabus: IELE 5340
    4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
    5. Required Text:
      • Echevarría, J., Vogt, M., & Short, D. (2008). Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners – The SIOP Model, 3rd edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education. ISBN-10: 0-205-51886-9 or ISBN-13: 978-0-205-51886-9

      • Vogt, M., & Echevarría, J. (2008). 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with The SIOP Model. Boston, MA: Pearson Education. ISBN-10: 0-205-52106-1 or ISBN-13: 978-0-205-52106-7 

    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted in Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted in Canvas

    IELE 5350

    1. Involving parents, Family, and Community in ESL Education
      (October 10-November 14, 2017) 3 Credits, IVC Tuesday Nights 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, 24 hrs. of Canvas on-line instruction plus assignment, and 6 hrs. Practical/Field experience
    2. On-line Registration and Payment Instructions: (Will become an active link when registration opens)
    3. Syllabus:
    4. Instructor: Cris Labrum
    5. Required Text: (Tentative)
      • Olsen, G.W., &Fuller, M.L. (2012). Home and schoolrelations:Teachersandparents working together, 4th  ed.UpperSaddle River, NJ:Pearson.ISBN-10: 0132373386 or ISBN-13: 9780132373388
      • Jiménez, F. (1997). Thecircuit:Storiesfromthe lifeofamigrantchild. Albuquerque, NM:University ofNew Mexico Press. ISBN-10:0-8263-1797-9 orISBN-13:978-0-8263-1797-1

      Recommended (especially if you want to know more about what happens to Panchito as he grows up)

      • Jiménez, F. (2001).Breaking thrugh. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN-10: 0-618-34248-6 or ISBN-13: 978-0-6183-4248-8
      • Jiménez, F. (2008).Reaching out. New York, NY:Houghton Mifflin. ISBN-10: 0547250304 or ISBN-13: 978-0-547-25030-4
    6. Additional Resource: Will be posted to Canvas
    7. Class Handouts: Will be posted to Canvas
    8. Course Evaluation: Will be posted to Canvas

    For more information please contact: (CUES) (435) 896-4469

    • Jason Strate (CUES) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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:

    1. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers K-8: Numbers and Operations (3 credits)
    2. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers K-8: Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning (3 credits)
    3. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers K-8: Data Analysis and Problem Solving (3 credits)
    4. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers K-8: Geometry and Measurement (3 credits)
    5. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers K-8: Algebraic Reasoning (3 credits)
    6. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers K-8: Assessment and Intervention for Practitioners (3 credits)

    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 approach:

    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 manipulative 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.  

    Project milestones: 

    The required six classes will be offered and completed with the following timeline:

    • Start date for the first class is September 2016 and will go to the middle of December
    • Start date for the second class is January 2017 and will go to the middle of May
    • Start date for the third class is June 2017 and will be completed in a three week period
    • Start date for the fourth class is September 2017 and will go to the middle of December
    • Start date for the fifth class is January 2018 and will be completed the middle of May
    • Start date for the sixth class is June 2018 and will be completed in a three week period.
  • NUES Reading Level I Endorsement Program:

    2017-18 Cohort

    NUES in partnership with Southern Utah University is sponsoring a Reading Level I Educator Endorsement Program beginning on January 18, 2017. All rural educators are eligible participate. Others may participate on a space available basis. Informational Flyer.

    Pre-registration: Prior to registering for classes, you need to be accepted by SUU and set up an SUU On-line Portal account. Click here for instructions to set up your account.

    Payment of Class Fees: Please note that a late fee of $25 will be assessed if the class is not paid for prior to the 2nd class meeting. An additonal $25 ($50 total) will be assessed if the course is not paid for prior to the end of the course.

    The course schedule is as follows:

    1. IELE 5600 Foundations of Literacy (January 18-February 22, 2017) 3 Credits, Wed. Nights 4:30-8:30 PM
      1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is January 16, 2017 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      2. SUU CRN#: TBD
      3. Syllabus:
      4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgenson
      5. Required Text: TBD
      6. Additional Resource: American Reading Instruction
      7. Class Handouts
        1. See Canvas
      8. Course Evaluation
    2. IELE 5660 Literature and Informational Texts for Children and Adolescents (March 8th - April 26, 2017, no class April 5th and 12th) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM
      1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is March 6th, 2017 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      2. SUU CRN#: TBD
      3. Syllabus:
      4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
      5. Required Text: TBD
      6. Class Handouts:
        1. See Canvas
    3. IELE 5630 K-12 Literacy Practices and Processes: Instructional Implications (September 6th-October 11, 2017) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM
      1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is September 4th, 2017 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      2. SUU CRN: TBD
      3. Syllabus:
      4. Instructor: Dr. Louise Jorgensen
      5. Required Text:TBD
      6. Class Handouts:
        1. See Canvas
    4. IELE 5620 Reading Assessment and Instructional Interventionsn (October 25th-December 6th, 2017, no class Nov. 22) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM
      1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline - October 23, 2017 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      2. SUU CRN: TBD
      3. Syllabus:
      4. Instructor: Ms. Ranell Wakefield
      5. Required Text: TBD
      6. Class Handouts: See Canvas
    5. IELE 5640 Reading Comprehension Instruction (January 17th-February 28th, 2018, no class Feb. 14th) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM.
      1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline is January 15th, 2018 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      2. SUU CRN: TBD
      3. Syllabus
      4. Instructor: TBD
      5. Required Text: TBD
      6. Class Handouts
        1. See Canvas
    6. IELE 5650 Writing Instruction (March 7th-April 18th, 2018, no class April 4th) 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM
      1. Online Registration Instructions - Registration Deadline - March 5th, 2018 - Click here to make a payment to NUES
      2. SUU CRN: TBD
      3. Syllabus
      4. Instructor: Ms. Ranell Wakefield
      5. Required Text: TBD
      6. Class Handouts:
        1. See Canvas
    7. IELE 5610 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines (April 25th-May 30th, 2018), 3 Credits, Wed. nights 4:30-8:30 PM.
      1. Online Registration Instructions- Registration Deadline - October 24, 2016- Click here to make a payment to NUES
      2. SUU CRN: TBD
      3. Syllabus
      4. Instructor: Ms. Ranell Wakefield
      5. Required Text: TBD
      6. Class Handouts:
        1. See Canvas
    8. Other Endorsement Information
      1. Information on Required Praxis Exam
      2. USOE Endorsement Information

    Registration for these courses is done via the SUU web site. Payments for the courses are done to NUES via their on-line credit card portal. Click here to make a payment. Note: No payments are made directly to SUU.

    Classes will run Wednesday Nights beginning January 18th, 2017 from 4:30 PM through 8:30 PM and the cost per course will be $200 per course.

    For more information or questions, contact:

    Amy Davis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 435-654-1921 x 2

    Duke Mossman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 435-654-1921 x 1

    Instructions for accessing recorded classes:

    1. Click on the following link: http://uvc.uen.net
    2. Click Log In at the top right. Enter "nues" as the login and "watchnues" as the password, then click "Log In."
    3. Click the "Channels" tab.
    4. Scroll to the NUES Reading Level I Channel
    5. Then click on the video you want to see. They are listed left to right from the most recent to the oldest. By clicking on the video you will then see the date it was recorded on the right. Click the play button to view the video.
    6. Please note that there is a 15 minute set up before each class. So you will probably want to skip that part by using the scroll bar to skip it.
    7. Please call 1-800-863-3496 opt 1 for troubleshooting help.

    Tech Support Contacts:

    1. UEN VOC - 1800-863-3496, option 1 and then 1 again
    2. Duke Mossman (NUES) - 435-671-6152

    Textbook Sites:

    1. Get Textbooks
    2. Textbooks.com
    3. Amazon
  • CUES, in partnership with the Utah Education Network and Southern Utah University, is providing an endorsement in Educational Technology.  
     
    Registration is now open for Summer 2017 Courses.  See below for courses being taught by CUES, and clicking the course title will take you to the registration page.  Or, go to uen.gosignmeup.com for a listing of all available UEN courses being offered.  
     
    Are you interested in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program? Submit this form.  More specific information will be sent to you after signing up.  The endorsement signup is ongoing, and can be done anytime. 
     
    The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) consists of 18 credit hours: 9 one-credit courses through UEN and 3 three-credit courses from SUU. This endorsement can be completed entirely though online courses, but in person and Flex (a combination of online and in person) courses are also available.  Most participants take about 2 years to complete all requirements, though it can be done in a single year.  However, the endorsement must be completed within three years from when it is started.  Courses may be taken with the CUES trainer or any other UEN trainer.  However, courses offered through CUES will only be available to Regional employees, and will require an access code to register for them, thus eliminating the problem of courses being full.  The CUES courses will be scheduled so as to offer two or three classes from each ISTE Standard over a years span, thus giving participants the ability to complete the endorsement requirements in that time.   The highlighted courses below will be offered by CUES this summer.  Click here to see an outline of the curses being offered by CUES through the summer of 2018.
     
    The ETEP program is focused around the ISTE Standards for Teachers.  Participants will take various courses from Standards 1 - 4.  Standard 5 is achieved through participation in the ETEP program and attendance at an EdTech conference. Each credit earned in the program translates to a 5000 level graduate credit from SUU, and can also be used for relincensure hours or salary lane changes.  Coursework can be applied towards a Master degree program from Southern Utah University as well.  Continue below for an overview of possible course offerings and requirements.
     
    Course information: The UEN online courses are 6 weeks long and generally don't have a set "class time" to meet, but consists of weekly readings, videos, assignments, projects, and/or discussion posts to complete. On the other hand, the SUU courses are 12 weeks in length, and besides weekly assignments, does have a weekly hour- long web conferencing component.  An in person course is two days (15 hours) long, whereas a Flex course is 1 day in person, then 4 weeks online to complete any projects or assignments.  Each UEN course counts as 1 credit hour while the SUU courses are 3 credit hours.  Are there specific courses you'd like to take?  Request which UEN courses CUES offers by completing this form
     
    Course registration: Registration for courses can take place anytime, barring the course isn't full, up to the start day of the course.  Courses are on a trimester-type setting, with new courses available for registration beginning August 1 for Fall courses, December 1 for Spring courses, and April 1st for Summer courses.  You'll be able to register for the courses taught by CUES via the link which will be sent to you, or search here for additional courses taught by UEN.  Participants will need a UEN Canvas account (this is different than your district's account) in order to register.  If you do not have one, this can be done by clicking the above link, then "create account" in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
     
    Cost per credit: $21.00 (payable to SUU AFTER the completion of each course.) 
     

    Utah Education Network Courses (9 Credits)

    • UEN Essentials (3 Credits)

      • A UEN Tools and Resources Course (1 Credit)
        • College and Career Readiness with UtahFutures (online)
        • Six Technology Projects (online)
        • Technology to Improve Student Research (online)
        • Use Technology to Teach (In person, June 8-9 in North Sanpete)
        • Web Publishing with my.uen
        • Web-enhanced Classrooms (online)
      • A Utah's Online Library Course (1 Credit)
        • Utah's Online Library: Preschool & Elementary (online)
        • Utah's Online Library: Research & Resources
        • Utah's Online Library: Secondary Grades (online)
      • An Online Teaching & Learning Course (1 Credit)
        • Canvas for Online Learning
        • Canvas LMS: Deliver Instruction (online)
        • Flip Your Class with Canvas
        • Teaching Online (online)
    • ISTE Standard 1 (1 Credit)
      • Class Projects w/Photoshop Elements
      • Digital Photography in the Classroom
      • The Innovative Educator: Makerspaces
      • Making iPad Games and Interactives with your class
      • Multimedia Projects with iPads
      • Multimedia Projects with iPads (online)
    • ISTE Standard 2 (1 Credit)
      • Community Mapping (CMaP) Workshop (In person, June 26-29 in Richfield)
      • Create Online Educational Media
      • Intel: Assessment in the 21st Century (online)
      • Intel: Project-based Approaches (online)
      • Intel: Thinking Critically with Data (online)
      • Mapping your World w/GPS
      • Online Tools for Flexible Formative Assessments (online)
      • Project-based Learning: Transform your Class (online)
    • ISTE Standard 3 (1 Credit)
      • Cloud Classrooms with Chromebooks
      • Effective Teaching with Visual Media
      • Engaging Online Learning with Canvas (online)
      • Google for Educators (In person, June 14-15 in Richfield)
      • Google Tools (online)
      • Intel: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom (online)
      • Intel: Designing Blended Learning (online)
      • Intel: Mobile Learning (online)
      • Teaching and Learning with iPads
      • Teaching and Learning with iPads (online)
      • Teaching Online (online)
    • ISTE Standard 4 (1 Credit)
      • Internet Safety for Educators (online)
      • Teaching Digital Citizenship (online)
      • The Connected Educator: Develop your PLN
      • The Connected Educator: Develop your PLN (online)
    • ISTE Standard 5 Attend an EdTech Conference. These can include URSASUECONUCETEdCampUEN Tech SummitUELMAISTE, Google Summits, District Technology Conferences, Etc.
    • Elective Courses (2 Credits) - Choose from any of the above courses.
     
    Southern Utah University (9 Credits) - ONLINE
     
    • IELE 5000: Foundations of Instructional Design for Educators (3 credits) - Fall
    • IELE 5010: Classroom Integration of Educational Technology (3 credits) - Spring
    • IELE 5020: Leadership in Educational Technology and Instructional Design (3 credits) - Summer

     

    Southern Utah University - Master of Education

    Continue your education after completing the Educational Technology Endorsement Program.  The SUU College of Education offers a Master of Education Degree, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework.  Coursework consists of 24 credit hours of required core courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses and completion of the ETEP.  The above SUU courses count as elective courses towards this Masters Degree. In addition to the three courses taken for the ETEP endorsement, participants must also take IELE 5050, Online and Blended Teaching and Learning, in order to fulfill the 12 credit hours of the elective course requirement. 

     

    For more information on the ETEP please contact Brandon at 435-633-6627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    USBE Educational Technology Endorsement Application (pdf to be submitted after completion of all coursework)

    Upon completion of your endorsement, please complete this Post Participant Survey.