What is the Educational Technology Endorsement Program?
The Educational Technology Endorsement Program, also known as the "EdTech Program" is an endorsement that is recognized by the Utah State Board of Education. Similar to an English as a Second Language Endorsement, the EdTech endorsement will also show on your teaching license.
What are the course requirements for the program?
There are nine core credits (3 courses) taught in conjunction with UVU. Designing and Producing Media for Instruction, Digital Models of Instruction and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age. Beyond the core classes, participants will need to take nine additional elective credits as well. The Jordan Digital Learning Team offers a variety of onsite classes in order for participants to earn elective credits. Additionally, participants will have the option to take UEN classes online or in person.
How much does the program cost?
UVU courses are $15 per credit (9 credits), along with various textbook fees. USBE elective credit is offered at no charge. If you would like to put the credit toward a master's degree the cost is $23 per credit, (9 credits).
How much time will the program take to complete?
The three core courses will take place during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters of the 2020 calendar year. Participants will also need to complete 9 elective credits in addition the 9 core course credits.
Participants will need to plan, register, and participate in the elective credits on their own. There are a variety of ways participants can earn elective credits including; JSD offered electives, UEN courses, Jordan Certificate programs, The Trending Classroom program, conference attendance, and more. This can be done during the 2019-2020 school year or during the following school year.
Who can participate in the program?
Participants need to be licensed educators who are actively working on receiving their EdTech Endorsement.
In JSD there have been a variety of diverse participants. The list includes; Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Literacy Specialists, Counselors, Music Teachers, Art Teachers, and Library Specialists.
Can my elective credits be applied to a master’s degree?
Yes, up to 12 credits can be applied to a master’s degree at Utah Valley University. If this is something you are interested in, you’ll want to pay for 3 additional UEN elective credits ($23 each) to be posted to an SUU transcript.