Special Education Effective Instruction and Inclusion

Overview

Effective instructional practices and inclusive teaching include intentionally and purposely creating, designing, and developing learning opportunities that ensure all students, regardless of their background, skill, or developmental level, are taken into consideration, and a student-centered learning environment is created. Educators need to have a rich and adaptable understanding of content, use various instructional strategies, and personalize instruction to meet each student’s needs. Creating an inclusive classroom focuses on establishing a teaching and learning environment that considers all forms of individual and group characteristics.

Contacts

Jennie DeFriez
Effective Instruction Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7522 | E-mail

Lindsey Cunningham
Inclusion Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7806 | E-mail

 

Co-Teaching

Co-teaching is the instructional arrangement in which a general education teacher and a special education teacher deliver core instruction along with specialized instruction, as needed, to a diverse group of students in a single physical space. Co-teaching partnerships require educators to make joint instructional decisions and share responsibility and accountability for student learning.

Co-Teaching Handbook: Utah Guidelines

Jennie DeFriez
Effective Instruction Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7522 | E-mail

Ellen Bailey
Elementary Literacy
Phone: (801) 538-7721 | E-mail

Marianne Farnsworth
Secondary Literacy
Phone: (801) 538-7574 | E-mail

Brook Hatch
Secondary Mathematics
Phone: (801) 538-7630 | E-mail

Significant Cognitive

Who is a Student with a Significant Cognitive Disability?

Alternate Achievement Standards

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

English Language Arts Year End Assessment Model 2017-2018 Blueprint

Essential Elements for Science

Mathematics Year End Assessment Model 2017-2018 Blueprint

Essential Elements for English Language Arts

Essential Elements for Mathematics

Tested Essential Elements for English Language Arts (ELA)

Tested Essential Elements for Mathematics

Professional Development to Professional Learning

Extended Core SEEd Standards for Grades 6-8 Webinar
YouTube

Alternate Assessment

Special Education Utah Alternate Assessment (UAA)

Professional Development

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

DLM Professional Development Modules

All Modules in Alphabetically Order

All Modules Organized by Claim and Domain

E-mail DLM at dlm@ku.edu if you have questions about the videos or encounter any problems accessing them.

Contact

Tanya Semerad
Autism and Significant Cognitive Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7726 | E-mail

Paraeducator

Utah Standards for Instructional Paraeducators

Utah State Board of Education Paraeducator Manual

Utah State Board of Education Instructional Paraeducator Evaluation/Feedback Form

Paraeducators to Teacher Scholarship Opportunity (PETTS)

2021-2022 Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Application

Utah State Board of Education Rules R277-526 Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship (PETTS) Program Information Sheet

Contact

Tanya Semerad
Autism and Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD)
Phone: (801) 538-7726 | E-mail

Ellen Bailey
Elementary English Language Arts (ELA)
Phone: (801) 538-7721 | E-mail

Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)

Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)
Utah State Board of Education Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)

Contact

Sydnee Seager
Project Manager
Phone: (801) 538-7609 | E-mail

Samantha Garcia
Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)
Phone: (801) 538-7902 | E-mail

 

Licensure and Endorsements

Board Rules

R277-520: Appropriate Licensing and Assignment of Teachers
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

R277-301: Educator Licensing
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

R277-303: Educator Preparation Programs
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

R277-304: Teacher Preparation Programs
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

R277-306: Educator Preparation Programs for School Psychologists, Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Technicians, Counselors, and School Social Workers
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

R277-514: Deaf Education in Public Schools
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Initial Licensure

University Recommends
Utah State Board of Education Educator Licensing

Educators are recommended for initial licensure through a Utah-approved educator preparation program.

Initial licensure includes the license and at least one license area of concentration and one endorsement. Additional endorsements may be added to a license area of concentration.

Endorsements

Endorsement Applications
Utah State Board of Education Educator Licensing

Download the PDF(s) to your desktop and complete the form(s):

  • Endorsements attach to a current Utah Educator license with a qualifying license area of concentration.
  • Submit Educator Endorsement Applications digitally to licensing@schools.utah.gov.
  • Request university registrar(s) submit original digital transcripts via Clearinghouse to transcripts@schools.utah.gov.

License Areas of Concentration

Audiologist
Current Endorsements

Audiology

Other Endorsements

American Sign Language (ASL)

Bilingual

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Preparation Programs

Audiology
Utah State University

Communication Sciences Degree Options
University of Utah

Deaf Education

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) Only.

Current Endorsements

American Sign Language (ASL)

English

Bilingual

Bicultural

Listening and Spoken Language (LSL)

Deaf, Hard of Hearing Early Intervention

Preparation Programs

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Graduate Degree and Program Information
University of Utah

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Utah State University

Preschool Special Education
Current Endorsements

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Birth - Age 5)

Other Endorsements

Bilingual

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Preparation Programs

Early Childhood Education and Special Education (Composite): Bachelors of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Utah State University

Preschool/Early Intervention Special Education Undergraduate Degree and Program Information
University of Utah

Special Education (K-12+)
Current Endorsements

Adaptive (Spl Ed) Physical Education

Blind and Visual Impairment

Special Education Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Special Education Deafblind

Special Education Eligibility Evaluator

SpEd-EE Handbook, Standards

Special Education Mild/Moderate

Special Education Severe Disabilities

Special Education Visual Impairments

Other Endorsements

American Sign Language (ASL)

Bilingual

Driver and Safety Education

Driver License Examiner

Elementary Keyboarding

Elementary Mathematics

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Library Media (K-12)

Mathematics - Special Education

Mathematics Endorsement 2, 3 and 4

Reading

Work-based Learning (WBL) 

Preparation Programs

Southern Utah University

Weber State University

Utah Valley University

Utah State University (USU OPTT)

University of Utah

Westminster College

Brigham Young University

Western Governors

APPEL-S (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
No Endorsement Required

Special Education Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Preparation Programs

Communication Disorders (ComD)
Brigham Young University

Speech-Language Pathology
University of Utah

Speech-Language Pathology
Utah State University

Out-of-State (OOS)
Utah State Board of Education Educator Licensing

SLPs with CCC out-of-state apply for the SLP through the out-of-state process.

Speech-Language Technician (SLT)
No Endorsement Required

SLT Bachelor Degree Needed to Apply for SLT Institute

Brigham Young University BS Communication Disorders

Handbook

USBE Handbook for SLTs Working in Utah Public Schools (updated 2020)           

Speech-Language Technician License Area of Concentration Preparation Program (SLT-ARL)

Program Description

Application

Confirmation of Employment

Professional Growth Plan

Professional Learning Opportunities

Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS)

Scholarships and Other Fiscal Support

College of Education Scholarships
University of Utah

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Federal Student Aid

State of Utah Scholarships and Aid Programs
Utah System of Higher Education 

Teacher Salary Supplement Salary Program for Special Education (TSSP)
Utah State Board of Education TSSP

Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project (UMEP)
Utah State University

Minimum qualifications include working in a secondary Mathematics teaching assignment including Special Education.

Employment

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Department of Workforce Services (DWS)

Personnel Improvement Center Employment
National Center to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities

Utah Schools and Educational Institutions
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Contacts

Kathleen Webb
Personnel Preparation/Licensing
Phone: (801) 538-7688 | E-mail

Sabrina Gill
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7936 | E-mail