School Leadership Professional Development Certificates

The SUU Teacher Education department is now partnering with school districts and school leaders who need Professional Development courses through the School Leadership Professional Development Program.

With SLPD school leaders may pursue one of four SUU Certificates in School Leadership:

  • Strategic Stakeholder Operations
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Educational, Political & Community Leadership

You will apply and register online (following step-by-step instructions we provide) and then take the course online taught by one of our SUU professors. You will need to be admitted to our Continuing Teacher Education Program before you can register for these courses. You can do that at  SUU's Apply Website.

Please Note: If we do not get 10 students registered for a course, there is the possibility of the class not being able to run that semester.

Semester Dates

Spring 2022

First Session - 1/10/22-2/27/22

Second Session - 3/7/22-4/28/22

Spring 2023

First session - 1/9/23-2/26/23

Second Session - 2/27/23-4/27/23

Summer 2022

First Session - 5/16/22-7/3/22

Second Session - 7/4/22-8/21/22

Fall 2022

First Session - 9/7/22-10/23/22

Second Session - 10/24/22-12/16/22

Summer Registration Information

Second Session (7/4/22 - 8/21/22)
Name CRN Credits Cost
Turn Around Leadership 21424 3 $300
Cultural & Community Awareness 21425 3 $300
Leading Effective Teams 21430 3 $300
Using Data to Inform Decisions 21431 3 $300
Politics, Culture & Climate 21561 3 $300
Strategic HR Leadership 21612 3 $300
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 21615 3 $300

SLPD Registration

  1. Go to https://www.suu.edu/ed/k12/
  2. Select “Continuing Teacher Education Application”
  3. Provide information in each tab as directed on the screen
  4. Select “Submit Application”
  5. After two business days, you will continue on to step 2. Please go on to step two after the two days, that is where you will activate your portal and receive your T number. If you cannot follow Step 2, please contact K12 Inservice k12inservice@suu.edu.
  1. Go to suu.edu
  2. Select “mySUUportal” (upper left hand corner)
  3. Select “Activate your account now” in the bottom right hand part of the login screen right below the green login button.
  4. Put in the email address you used in your application, check the “I’m not a robot” box, and select “Go”
  1. Open the email from SUU and then select “Finish Your Account Activation”
  2. Choose a security question and answer it – select “continue”
  3. Read the “acceptable use policy” statement, select the box under “I Agree”, and then select “continue”
  4. Enter a password and verify it. Select “Continue”
  5. See “Your account has been Successfully activated”
The system will send you an email with your username and Tnumber.
  1. Go to suu.edu
  2. Select “mySUUportal” (upper left hand corner)
  3. Select “Registration” in the bottom left under Banner (Registration: Schedule Builder is in the top right and if you select it you will be unable to find the courses. Please ensure that you are using registration. Your background should be blue and white not red and white).
  4. Select “Register for Classes”
  5. Select the semester
  6. Select “Continue”
  7. Select the “Enter CRN” at the top of the page
  8. Enter the CRN from above
  9. Select “Add to Summary”
  10. You will have a screen pop up titled, “Confirm Your Dates”
  11. In the first box date put the date that is below the “Permitted Date” by using the calendar pull down. DO NOT PUT AN END DATE. These dates may not always correspond with your real course dates. They are formatted for how we need to build the course on our end.
  12. Click Confirm
  13. Click Submit at the very bottom of the screen

 

*If you get an error make sure you take a screenshot and send it to k12inservice@suu.edu. Sometimes the error can be a temporary glitch and if you refresh your browser and try again it may go through.

  1. Go to suu.edu
  2. Select “mySUUportal” (upper left hand corner)
  3. Go down to the option on the right hand side underneath resources that says Student Billing System and you can make the payment there.

Before the course starts

If you need to drop the course before the course starts you should be able to drop yourself in the same screen you registered in. Instead of registered click the drop down box and select web dropped.

If this is the only course you are enrolled in you will need to email K12inservice@suu.edu to be dropped.

After the course starts

Please refer to the policies document you should’ve received with these instructions. If you drop more than a week after the first day of the course you will receive a ‘W’ on your transcripts. For more information read the policies document.

Reset your Password

  1. Go to www.suu.edu.
  2. Select “mySUUportal” 
  3. Click on “Forgot username or Password?”.
  4. Enter the email you used when you applied or enter the answer to your security question (if you have forgotten the answer to your security question, you will have to contact the IT Help desk) - or if you have never used the system then choose a security question and an answer.
  5. Read the disclaimer. Click the “I agree” box and then click “submit”.
  6. It will then display a screen that says, “Your account has been successfully activated. It will give you your user name and your T-Number (your password was the one you entered previously) – print this out for safe keeping.

If this doesn't work, please contact our IT help desk at 435-865-8200.

Please follow these steps to view your unofficial transcript (it is highly advisable that you check your SUU portal for your unofficial transcript prior to ordering a transcript - checking off that you would like to make sure that your semester grades are processed is not a guarantee that the transcript will include all grades):

  1. Go to www.suu.edu.
  2. Select “mySUUportal” 
  3. Select “Student Menu” in the Banner Box (Bottom left).
  4. Select “Student Records”
    e) Select “Academic Transcript”.
  5. Select which “Transcript Level” you would like to see (“All Levels” will show you all your credits).
  6. Select “Submit”.
  7. View your unofficial transcript to make sure all courses, grades and credits are listed correctly.

Please follow these steps to order your transcript:

  1. Access your SUU Portal.
  2. After gaining access to the portal, you will see a gray box on the right side of the screen titled, “Resources”. Select “Order Transcripts”.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen and be sure to use the correct address for any institution.

If you have any questions any of these instructions please contact K12 inservice at (435) 865-8085 or k12inservice@suu.edu. Emails will be the most efficient method of communication. If you call with an error we may end up sending you information or needing information through an email.

  • Participants must get admitted AND registered before the first day of class (participants should allow at least one full week - 7 days - to go through both of the processes).
  • If participants get an error message they must contact our office (at k12inservice@suu.edu) immediately with the following information:
    • Full Name
    • T-Number
    • Birthdate
    • Course Number (CRN)
    • Course Name
    • Which step they are in inside the instructions
    • Screenshot of the error message
  • Before ordering a transcript, it is the responsibility of the participant to make sure the course and the grade are on the transcript - AND that the grade has been calculated in the GPA - this is done by previewing the unofficial transcript that can be accessed through the SUU portal.
  • The course grade will not appear until the instructor has entered grades for all students, and the grades have been rolled onto the transcript.

Drop Policy

We would like to highly encourage participants to seriously consider the following information before enrolling in one of district/educational partner courses in which SUU credit is sought. Just as with regular university courses, there are times you can drop without consequence, so it is the same with our continuing education courses. Past a certain date there are implications for you to consider. Please use the information below to weigh your options, before you consider seeking credit (register) for one of SUUs continuing education courses.

Policy on drops:

  • Prior to the first day of class:
    • Partner/participant jointly request to be drop deleted – this does not require any approval outside of our office, this would leave no record of having taken the course and there would not be a charge.
  • Within the first week of class (Day 1 to Day 7 of course):
    • Partner/participant jointly request to be drop deleted – this requires approval outside of our office; and if approved, this would leave no record of having taken the course and there would not be a charge – if not approved a “W” will be placed on the record if drop is still pursued (see blurb below).
  • After the first week of class (Day 8 to end of course):
    • Circumstances beyond the participant’s control (death, hospitalization, severe illness etc.) - we can request a drop delete - if approved, this would leave no record of having taken the course and there would not be a charge – we request that our partner vet the circumstance and write an email of support to us requesting the drop delete.
    • Circumstances within the participant’s control (working two jobs, didn’t realize how much work was involved, and etc.) - we can do a withdrawal "W" per the request of the participant/partner - this leaves a record - the charge remains - the "W" can have implications if participant becomes a degree seeking student and seeks financial aid (see blurb below).
    • The participant discontinues participating in the course - we can either have the instructor report the grade earned, or report a "UW" - a "UW" is equal to an "F" in the GPA - the "UW" can have implications if participant becomes a degree seeking student and seeks financial aid.

Please read very carefully:

Withdrawing with a “W” can have implications on your financial aid. The criteria for receiving financial aid (which includes scholarships, loans, and grants) are that you have a good GPA. (2.0 or higher), and that you have a good completion rate (70%). Completion rate refers to the ratio between how many courses you attempt and how many you complete. For example, if you enroll in 6 credits and you withdraw with a “W” from 3 credits, your completion rate is 3/6 credits or 50%. When your completion rate drops below 70% overall, the financial aid office will contact you about the possibility of not being eligible for financial aid. It is very important that you get more advice from the financial aid office before you withdraw with a “W” from any of your courses. When you stop participating in a course, your instructor only has two options – a) give you the grade you earned, or b) give you a “UW”. A “UW” counts as an “F” (0.00) in your GPA. This can bring down your overall GPA on your transcript.

Certificates

Strategic Stakeholder Operations

Courses focus on key concepts in four essential areas of operations management:

  • Process analysis,
  • Service operations,
  • Quality management, and
  • Inventory management.

Students will learn tools to analyze and improve the operational performance of any K12 school. The goal of this certificate is to integrate the tools and skills to successfully manage and optimize operations in your industry.

Required Courses
Course Number/Name/Description Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5555
Organizational Policies & Procedures
Developed by Prent Klag
3 $300 Spring First Term
Fall First Term
EDPD 5065
Safe Schools and Emergency Preparations
Developed by Prent Klag
3 $300 Spring Second Term
Fall Second Term
EDPD 5015
Leadership & Organizational Communication
Developed by Tony Pellegrini
3 $300 Summer First Term
Spring First Term
EDPD 5000
Strategic HR Leadership
Developed by Jody Mimmack
3 $300 Summer Second Term
Spring Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Organizational Leadership

Courses focus on how to advocate your school’s purpose and vision, and inspire your team to move forward on that vision.

Students will learn how to lengthen the reach of your influence by leading through your team. The goal of this certificate is to influence your school’s organizational culture and to nurture talent, leverage diversity, and drive performance

Required Courses (ANY 4 of these 5 courses)
Course Number/Name/Description Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5515
Conflict Management and Decision-making
Developed by Prent Klag
3 $300 Spring First Term
Fall First Term
EDPD 5015
Leadership & Organizational Communication
Developed by Tony Pellegrini
3 $300 Spring Second Term
Fall Second Term
EDPD 5021
Leading Organizational Change
Developed by Troy Robinson
3 $300 Summer First Term
Winter First Term
EDPD 5575
Project Leadership and Management for Ed. Leaders
Developed by Jody Mimmack
3 $300 Summer Second Term
Winter Second Term
EDPD 5598
Politics, Culture, and Climate
Developed by Jody Mimmack
3 $300 Summer Second Term
Winter Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Instructional Leadership

Courses focus on access to non-administrative instructional leadership roles - and support in fulfilling them - is an important part of ensuring that the best teachers remain in their schools as leaders while continuing to teach.

Students will learn to effectively and efficiently support expert classroom teachers in becoming powerful instructional leaders, which requires them to have access to meaningful learning opportunities that address the complexities of leading teacher growth and development. The goal of this certificate is to:

  • Build skills which nurture and model effective practice to lead adult learner
  • Engage with relevant problems of practice that address common challenges of instructional leadership
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and insights to practice leadership in one’s own professional school context
  • Establish an active Professional Learning Network of educators
Required Courses (ANY 4 of these 5 courses)
Course Number/Name/Description Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5016
Leadership in Ed.Tech. and Instructional Design
Developed by Joe B. Wright
3 $300 Spring First Term
Fall First Term
EDPD 5020
Leadership in Ed.Tech. and Instructional Design
Developed by Prent Klag
3 $300 Fall First Term
EDPD 5022
Leading Effective Teams: Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring
Developed by Deirdre Williams
3 $300 Spring Second Term
Fall Second Term
EDPD 5015
Leading Literacy Across Content Areas
Developed by Troy Robinson
3 $300 Summer First Term
Winter First Term
EDPD 5150
Using Data to Inform Decisions: MTSS & RTI
Developed by Deirdre Williams
3 $300 Summer Second Term
Winter Second Term
EDPD 5570
Teaching and Learning through Standards-based Assessment, Grading, and Reporting
Developed by Jody Mimmack
3 $300 Summer Second Term
Winter Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Educational, Political & Community Leadership

Courses are designed for K12 settings and stewards who want to expand their knowledge and skills to become effective educators and change leaders in their organizations.

Students will learn how communities are organized, how nonprofits serve constituents, and how community engagement can result in social progress and political power. Students gain a deeper awareness of the importance of lived experience in the creation of policy and understand what factors influence how communities are organized. The goal of this certificate is to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners; build transformative learning communities; and foster collaborative partnerships within the expanding non-formal educational sector.

Required Courses (ANY 4 of these 5 courses)
Course Number/Name/Description Credits Cost When offered
EDPD 5500
Dealing with Media and Promoting Social Media Platforms in Schools
Developed by Prent Klag
3 $300 Spring First Term
Fall First Term
EDPD 5990
Conflict Management and Decision Making
Developed by Prent Klag
3 $300 Spring Second Term
Fall Second Term
EDPD 5925
Cultural and Community Awareness
Developed by Kelly Brown
3 $300 Summer First Term
Winter First Term
EDPD 5085
TurnAround Leadership - 4 Domains of School Improvement (Leadership, Talent Development, Instructional Transformation, Cultural)
Developed by Kelly Brown
3 $300 Summer First Term
Winter First Term
EDPD 5513
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
3 $300 Summer Second Term
Winter Second Term

* Tuition Reimbursement available with documentation of your School’s Title I or Turnaround status

Once registered, you will need to pay $300 for each course by the first day of class. If you are a school leader at a Title I or “Turnaround” school in Utah, you can qualify for a tuition reimbursement.

School Culture and Climate Surveys  Pre- and Post-Principal Course Completed.

Courses

Tuition Reimbursements

Tuition reimbursements will apply after completion of each course and earning a B or higher to qualify.

You will apply for your tuition reimbursement on the first day of the course.

Contact

College of Education & Human Development