Competency-Based Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP)

Educators are increasingly expected to exhibit skills and knowledge of using technology to enhance student learning. The UEN Educational Technology Endorsement Program is grounded in the USBE Ed Tech Competencies and the Utah Effective Teaching Standards.

This endorsement program is designed by UEN and approved by the Utah State Board of Education. Credit earned in the program can be used for salary lane changes. Coursework can be applied toward a Master's degree from Southern Utah University or Utah Valley University.

The requirements of the Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) changed on July 1st, 2023. Participants who began the traditional endorsement before July 1, 2023, will have until June 30, 2025, to complete it.

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The Competency-Based Educational Technology Endorsement is divided into four courses. Participants will come away with a portfolio of work that aligns with each competency.

  • Foundation of Instructional Design and Pedagogy
  • Digital Citizenship and Information Literacy
  • Supporting and Developing 21st-Century Learners
  • Professional Growth and Leadership

Participants can join the endorsement program at any time. Courses must be taken in order, and all endorsement requirements must be completed within three years.

UEN does not charge educators to participate in the Educational Technology Endorsement. Each course offers either USBE or SUU credit. USBE credit is free, and SUU credit is $23 per credit hour. Each course is three credit hours.


Continued Learning Paths

Continue your education after completing the Educational Technology Endorsement Program. Completing the endorsement can count toward a Master’s degree from either Southern Utah University or Utah Valley University.

Southern Utah University - Master of Education
SUU College of Education offers a Master of Education Degree. The coursework consists of 24 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of elective courses. Completing the endorsement fulfills the elective course requirement for this SUU program. Note that hours must be transcribed as SUU credit.

Utah Valley University - Master of Education
UVU School of Education offers a Master of Education Degree. After completing the Educational Technology Endorsement, teachers only need to complete an additional 24 credit hours of core courses to earn their Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Technology.



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