Elementary Science – NEW Endorsement!

SEDC is excited to partner with SUU to offer the Elementary Science Endorsement.  The Elementary Science Endorsement verifies that the teacher understands scientific ways of thinking and working, conceptual content knowledge, and can support students’ science learning in authentic and experiential ways in the K-6 classroom.  Teachers with the Elementary Science Endorsement can also take 3 additional courses and receive the Elementary STEM endorsement.
The Elementary Science Endorsement requires competency in the following six areas:
  • Nature of Science and Engineering
  • Systems in Science
  • Matter and Energy in Science
  • Cause & Effect in Science
  • Stability and Change in Science
  • Classroom Practice in Science
SEDC plans to offer each of the six required courses throughout the coming years in a hybrid option that will combine both in-person and online learning.  There will be some required in-person learning in Cedar City for each of the courses

Course #1- Summer 2024

What: Course 1- Nature of Science and Engineering-EDUC 5701-257
When: Begins with in-person training on Monday, June 17th from  9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Course is 7 weeks and ends on August 2nd.
How: One in-person training and the remainder of the learning will be done online through Canvas.
Who: Any interested Utah Public School Elementary Teacher.
Instructor: Sara McAffee- Iron County School District Elementary STEM Specialist.
Cost: Courses will be offered FREE to all Utah elementary teachers with support from the STEM Endorsement Incentive Grant. SEDC will pay the SUU tuition. Some travel reimbursement may also be paid in certain circumstances.
Register: With SUU by using the CRN and the information attached
If you have any questions, please contact Joe B. Wright (joeb@sedck12.org) at SEDC.
Decorative flyer for Course #1: Nature of Science & Engineering, EDUC 5701-257 for Summer '24 semester for the new SEDC Elementary Science Endorsement

Canva link to above flyer – please share with any teacher that may be interested!