Practicing K-12 teachers are increasingly expected to exhibit technology skills, as well as content pedagogical knowledge on how to effectively use technology to enhance student learning. The new educational technology core also requires that students create multimedia presentations, conduct research using technology, use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions, as well as learning the social, ethical and human issues related to technology. The endorsement strengthens educators’ technology integration skills as well as creating technology enhanced learning environments for their students.
An elementary teacher whose assignment is as the school's technology teacher instead of teaching a regular class should have a Educational Technology or a Computer Science Endorsement.
* The Utah Education Network (UEN) offers a number of free Technology Pedagogy and Enhanced Software/Hardware Skills courses for Utah teachers.
UEN’s ETEP Program
The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP), sponsored by the University of Utah and the Utah Education Network, fulfills the requirements of the Educational Technology Endorsement.
Program Details and Sign Up
Additional courses will be added to the program as they are approved by rick [dot] gaisford [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Rick Gaisford), USOE Educational Technology Specialist. For additional information regarding UEN’s ETEP program, please contact doug [dot] jones [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Doug Jones), ETEP program manager, (801) 581-8360.
Complete the following:
- Educational Technology Endorsement Application
- On the endorsement form, mark the boxes with an "X" to indicate that the minimum requirement in each area has been met.
- Attach your original transcript(s), and highlight corresponding classes.
For more information, please contact rick [dot] gaisford [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Rick Gaisford), Educational Technology Specialist, (801) 538-7798.
Send the highlighted transcript, $25 processing fee or $35 for a State Approved Endorsement fee, and completed application to:
Utah State Office of Education
Teaching and Learning - Endorsements
250 East 500 South
P O Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200