Welcome to Secondary Language Arts

Overview

Our mission is to ensure that all students become proficient in various areas of literacy in order to become successful citizens, and to be prepared for college and career pathways.

Educator Endorsements

Application for the Utah State Board of Education English Endorsement
Application for the Utah State Board of Education Journalism Endorsement
Application for the Utah State Board of Education Speech Endorsement
Utah State Board of Education Educator Licensing

Online Endorsement Courses

The Utah State Board of Education, in partnership with the Utah Education Network (UEN), offers a full slate of social studies endorsement courses designed to provide Utah educators with rigorous course content eligible for higher education credit, while allowing maximum flexibility for participants.

Resources

Demonstrated Competency for One Course in the English Endorsement

Utah Core Standards

The Utah State Board of Education adopted the Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects in June 2013.

Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELAs) and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Utah State Board of Education Elementary Language Arts

Resources

Secondary Literacy Framework

2019 Utah's K-12 Literacy Framework
Utah State Board of Education Elementary Language Arts

Utah's K-12 Literacy Framework translates the research findings into advice and guidance to provide Educators with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to meet the instructional needs of all students in reading, writing, and listening and speaking. The purpose of the framework is to support districts, charters, and schools in evaluating, refining, and monitoring the essential systems, structures, and literacy practices necessary to achieve greater outcomes in the area of literacy for students in elementary grades.

The Elementary Literacy Framework integrates five key elements that support literacy outcomes:

  • Element 1: Instructional Leadership
  • Element 2: Instruction and Intervention
  • Element 3: Assessment and Feedback
  • Element 4: Professional Learning
  • Element 5: Supportive Culture

Evidence-Based Tiered Programs

Introduction to Journalism Curriculum

Toolkit for Struggling Readers: A Guide for Educators 6-12

UEN Resources for K-12 Education: English Language Arts | Utah Curriculum Resources for Language Arts: Secondary
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Professional Learning

Information coming soon.

Secondary Language Arts Team

Dr. Naomi Watkins
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7616 | E-mail

Pamela Talili
Office Assistant
Phone: (801) 538-7770 | E-mail