K12 Programs

Professional Development for In-Service K-12 Teachers

The Southern Utah University K12 Professional Development program provides credit for in-service school teacher courses. Courses are conducted by our education partners and not Southern Utah University.

We provide credit to our education partners based on the needs of their participants at a very low cost. All Endorsement and General Professional Development courses are recorded on a transcript with a course number of “5XXX”.

Watch Participant Instructions Walkthrough

Program Coordinator:
Serena Woodhouse
k12inservice@suu.edu
(435) 865-8085

Mailing Address:
K12 Programs
351 W University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720


Types of Courses

General Professional Development

Our partners can develop their own course and curriculum to be taught by their own instructors and send it to our office to be approved. These graduate-level credit courses start at only $21 per credit.

Areas of Interest Include:

  • Classroom Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Geography/History
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Science/Technology

Please note that we also accept proposals for SUU credit for educational conferences as well, as long as the general guidelines are met, and the proposal contains all the required parts.

Endorsement Courses

Endorsement course frameworks are developed by qualified faculty at Southern Utah University, observing state of Utah requirements. School districts seeking to offer these courses must use and closely adhere to SUU syllabi and content. SUU credit is conferred only under these conditions. Participants use the credit as recorded on the transcript to apply for the endorsement from the Utah State office of education.

Endorsement Applications

Current Endorsement Offerings:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Reading (Level 1 and 2)
  • Elementary Math
  • Elementary STEM
  • Educational Technology

Pricing

Course Type Price per credit
General Professional Development courses (Utah and Nevada) $21
General Professional Development courses (outside of Utah and Nevada) $28
Endorsement courses $23

Our public education partners may charge additional fees to their participants to cover their expenses such as: instructor costs, textbooks/materials, courseware, overhead, and etc.


Proposal Guidelines

To request consideration of SUU credit for a course, please carefully follow these guidelines:

  1. We recommend that you contact the K12 Programs Director prior to submitting a proposal.
  2. Pre-approval is sought before you offer a course for credit, by SUU by submitting a proposal which has 3 parts: a coversheet on formal letterhead (a template is available), a syllabus (a checklist of required items is available), and a resume/vita for all instructors.
  3. Send proposal by email to k12inservice@suu.edu
  4. When a decision is made you will be contacted. For approved proposals, we will send instructions for registration procedures.
  5. Approval duration for General Professional Development is one calendar year, in which time the course may be offered an unlimited amount of times (as long as no course/instructor/content changes are made). For Endorsement courses, approvals must be sought each time the course is offered to ensure SUU compliance with state standards.

Proposal Checklist


Online Partners

Computer-Interactive Courses

Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESI) is a third-party provider that offers computer-interactive courses, which Southern Utah University recognizes for 5000 level credit upon successful completion of the course.

For information contact VESI at 1-800-313-6744, or visit the VESI website.

VESI will provide instructions for registration and payment. Upon completing the course, VESI will provide instructions for applying for credit from Southern Utah University.

All VESI courses are now tablet compatible! After calling VESI to register you will receive an email containing your course link(s).

2 Credit Courses:
VESi Courseware Fee: $140
SUU Credit Fee: $56

3 Credit Courses:
VESi Courseware Fee: $140
SUU Credit Fee: $84