Courses

This course provides support to teachers with Associate Educator licenses who are candidates seeking a Professional Educator teaching license in the state of Utah in meeting the Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers [PPAT] requirement. Students will engage in a rigorous examination of Assessment requirements and draft responses to a selection of prompts with peer feedback, mapping out a plan to complete and submit all PPAT requirements.


July 15-19, 2024, Miller Campus - MFEC, 113
This workshop will focus on general guidelines and best practices for classroom substitute teachers. The workshop will cover developmental ages and stages as it pertains to classroom instruction, professional ethics and practices, classroom management strategies, and tools to help substitute teachers sustain learning in the classrooms to which they are assigned.


Monday, March 25, 2024, Online

Certificate Programs

This program is designed for K-12 educators seeking a health endorsement from USBE. Courses include Methods of Teaching Health; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention; Nutrition, Safety, and Disease Prevention; and Human Development/Human Sexuality. As a result of this training students will be able to develop and implement lesson plans aligned with Core Standards for Human Sexuality, Mental Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Safety, and Disease Prevention, and Substance Abuse Prevention; apply trauma informed teaching practice in lesson development and instruction; examine the effects of healthy relationships on all aspects of health and wellness.
This program is designed for K-12 educators seeking a PE endorsement from the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). Courses include Methods of Teaching Physical Education and Activities, Methods of Teaching PE Skills/Individual Lifetime Activities, Methods of Teaching Fitness for Life, and Adapted PE. As a result of this training, students will be able to develop and implement various physical education lesson plans aligned to the Utah Core Standards and adapted for students with variable physical and cognitive abilities, monitor and evaluate student motor skills progression and exercise physiology in lifetime activities and fitness-for-life activities, develop and evaluate safe and effective personal fitness plans and how they impact mental, social, physical, and emotional well-being, and integrate adapted physical education skills, movement, and sports that allow students with disabilities to participate with their peers.
Positive psychology emphasizes the study of human strengths, positive emotions and well-being that can be applied to professional work settings and personal life. These 8-week, 100% online courses are offered every semester. Fit the weekly deadlines into your schedule as you work through the classes. Courses do not need to be taken in a certain sequence, but students will take Intro to Positive Psychology and choose four additional electives. Successful completion of this five-course program qualifies a student for the Positive Psychology Certificate.
This 3-hour workshop is accessed via live webinar. As a result of this training participants will be able to define developmental stages and their impact on student behavior and academic performance, locate substitute teacher requirements and support information on various school district websites and other resources, and explain the importance of rules, procedures, and expectations in the classroom, school, and districts.