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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

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.

Summer 2014 Online Science Courses

We will offer the classes below from May 2014 to August 2014. Registration currently open

  1. Earth Systems Science
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Meteorology
  4. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 1
  5. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 2
  6. Safety Certification
  7. Zoology

Click here for additional information. 

Summer 2014 Endorsement Courses

The USOE partners with local colleges and universities to connect teachers from across the state with the courses they need for endorsements.

The following flyers are for Summer 2014 courses:

Advanced Physics for Teachers
Heredity and Genetics
Science Methods
Physics 1
Evolutionary Biology
Statistics for Educators
ARL Methods

*You can register for some of the classes above through the Utah Science Teachers Association

The Utah Master Naturalist Program will also offer an Ecology course option this summer. The class schedule isn't currently available, but it should be in the near future.

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.