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  • EdTech Endorsement – Spring 2020 Courses Open For Registration

    EdTech Endorsement – Spring 2020 Courses Open For Registration

    Our next block of Educational Technology Endorsement Canvas courses are now open for registration. There is no cost to participate in the class, just a transcription fee to SUU at the end of the course. 

    The next core course in our series, Classroom Integration of Educational Technology, begins on January 9 2020 and will run for 12 weeks. In this 12 week online course offers students an opportunity to explore more deeply the theory and practical applications and methods of purposeful integration of technology into the K-12 learning environment. This is a 3-credit course and is required for the ETEP endorsement. 

    We will also offer two other courses in the Spring semester:

    • Blended Learning Methods – Participants will learn about the different blended learning models and frameworks and how best to use digital tools in order to successfully integrate technology in the classroom. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of blended teaching and learning in order to convert past and new lessons to blended learning unit and lesson plans. Participants will learn about digital tools and how best to integrate them with their curriculum and the blended learning models and frameworks. This 6-week, 1-credit course will begin January 9, 2020. 
    • Technology to Improve Student Research – In this online course, teachers will learn how to use Utah’s Online Library to improve student research. Participants will learn how to use various databases to cite, organize, and research. Participants will explore strategies for using Utah’s Online Library and research tools to challenge and engage students and enhance learning. This course will focus on integrating the online research software NoodleTools into the research process. This 6-week, 1-credit course will begin February 27, 2020.

    SEDC UEN Canvas Course Catalog

    ETEP Spring 2020 Registration Notification

  • Geometry & Measurement for Practitioners – Next Elementary Math Endorsement Course

    Geometry & Measurement for Practitioners

    K-8 EDUC 5530 – Course 4 of 6 for Elementary Math Endorsement

    Math Endorsement Flyer January 2020 (2)

    Course Registration FormDownload Math Course Flyer in PDF

  • Improvement of Curriculum & Instruction in the Content Areas – Next Gifted & Talented Course

    Improvement of Curriculum & Instruction in the Content Areas

    Gifted & Talented Course 4 of 6 – EDUC 5640

    Gifted Endorsement Flyer Spring 2020 EDUC 5640

    Course Registration FormDownload Flyer in PDF

  • 60 Minutes Feature on Milford’s Own Wright Family

    60 Minutes Feature on Milford’s Own Wright Family

    If you do not know about our very own Evelyn Wright from Milford Elementary and her amazing rodeoing family, take a few minutes to learn more about life in southern Utah from this 60 Minutes feature story.

    Evelyn & Bill Wright in 60 Minutes Interview


  • Innovation in Kane County Featured by BYU Independent Studies

    Innovation in Kane County Featured by BYU Independent Studies


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  • Licensed Therapist – Full Time Position Available at SEDC

    Licensed Therapist – Full Time Position Available at SEDC

    Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) is hiring a Licensed Therapist, full time with full benefits to work with public school students in the Southwest Region of Utah. The position will perform a variety of professional and technical duties providing services to adolescents with mental health needs. Candidates wishing to work part-time as a contractor will also be considered.

    The therapist will provide individual, group and educational services to clients according to their needs and will work closely with other school and community partners to coordinate services. Applicants must have effective interviewing skills and evaluation techniques, knowledge of different modes of psychotherapy, including crisis intervention skills.

    Applicants must have a master’s degree and licensed as a LCSW, CMHC or LMFT in the State of Utah and 3-5 years experience working with mental health issues.  It is preferred the therapist has experience with Trauma Informed therapy modalities. The ability to act independently, respond professionally and calmly in crisis situations, communicate effectively verbally and in writing and apply general principles to specific conditions is a must. Experience in keeping documentation current and a current driver’s license with a good driving record is also a must.  Familiarity and experience in working with adolescents and their families as well as coordinating with other providers is preferred.  

    Benefits include health insurance, enrollment in Utah Retirement System (URS), paid holidays, sick leave and more.

    The salary range will be dependent on Clinical License and related experience. 

    To apply, go to https://sedck12.org/category/employment/ for an application, complete, attach a resume and deliver to SEDC office via email, fax, or USPS. SEDC is an equal employment opportunity employer.

    Closing date: Open until filled

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

    Work Location:  Various locations in Southwest Utah (daily travel required)


    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Retirement plan
    • Paid time off
    • Flexible schedule

    This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

    • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people, especially adolescents
    • Dependable —  reliable and prompt for appointments
    • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
    • Innovative — prefers working on tasks that require creativity
    • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

    For more information contact:

    Joe B. Wright- Executive Director
    Southwest Educational Development Center
    520 W. 800 S. Cedar City, Utah 84720
    P: 435-586-2865 F: 435-586-2868

  • Interested In An Educational Technology Endorsement? Earn It Through SEDC

    Learn more about our online Educational Technology Endorsement Courses at SEDC

    SEDC is working in cooperation with the Utah Education Network (UEN), the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Southern Utah University (SUU) to provide professional learning opportunities to earn an Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) endorsement for teachers in our region. These courses will be held entirely online through the Canvas learning management system.

    The ETEP endorsement consists of 18 credit hours of courses: 3 3-credit core courses (9 credit hours) which are focused on many of the core concepts in educational technology integration. An additional 6 credits of courses focused on technology to support your curriculum, and 3 credits of courses where you use technology to enhance your professional practice are required as electives. These 5000-level credits will be awarded through SUU at a cost to participants of $23 per credit to record.

    Teachers following in-step with the SEDC ETEP plan will complete this endorsement in 2 years, but we plan on offering these courses on a continual rotating basis, so you are free to jump in anytime that you can. Credit earned in the program can also be used for salary lane changes. Coursework can be applied towards a Master’s degree program from either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah.

    Our next round of courses will begin September 6, 2018, but if you are interested you can join in at anytime. The courses offered during the 2018-2019 school year begin about every 2 months and run for 6 weeks. We will begin the 12-week core courses in early September 2019. Take a look at the upcoming courses we will offer!

    Learn more about the entire endorsement program requirements from UEN.

    Download the 2018 ETEP Flyer in PDF format.

    illustration of ETEP 2018 Flyer

  • Academic Pathway to Teacher (APT/ARL) Licensure Program for Service Centers