Non-degree seeking (includes endorsements and SPED license)
All students intending to take Non-degree seeking classes in the Graduate Studies in Education Department must submit a current Teaching License, official transcripts (except SUU) and one letter of recommendation.
Students must complete all of the course requirements for the specific endorsement as noted below. In some cases, this requires passing the state-approved examination for the endorsement/license. Such examinations are noted in the linked course and requirement lists. The following endorsements are offered through Graduate Studies in Education as noted below:
- Reading Endorsement Level I/Level II – 21/30 credit hours.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) – 18 credit hours.
- Technology Education Endorsement – 21 credit hours.
- Gifted and Talented Endorsement – 16 credit hours.
- Elementary Mathematics Endorsement – 18 credit hours.
- Library Media Endorsement – 18 credit hours (endorsement courses offered through the SUU Library)
- Special Education Mild/Moderate License – 24-30 credit hours. The Summer Special Education Hybrid Licensure Program is an affordable practitioner oriented program offered during the summer months. Students will be required to only attend two weeks of face-to-face classes, one at the beginning of the semester and one at the end of the 10 week semester in Cedar City, located in the beautiful red rock high-desert mountains of Southern Utah. This license is primarily designed for secondary Math, Language Arts, or Science teachers, as well as Elementary Teachers, who wish to add this license to their existing license. It is also available to students who have a bachelor’s degree (no teaching license) and are currently teaching in an approved special education setting serving students with disabilities.
All of the above endorsements may also be taken as regular coursework or as part of a SUU/School District Professional Development program. In such cases, the completed endorsement can be used as the elective portion Master of Education Degree. A degree in which endorsement courses at the 5000 level are to be used as elective credit, will not be posted until the endorsement shows on the teaching license.
Up to 12 hours of transfer credit from an accredited institution may be used towards a Master of Education Degree based on the policy requirements for transfer credit.
Once the endorsement/license requirements are met, it is the responsibility of the student to complete the appropriate application process with the Utah State Office of Education, in order to have the endorsement/license added to the current teaching license.
- Teacher Education
- Family Life & Human Development
- Graduate Studies
- Physical Education & Human Performance