Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP)
Educators are increasingly expected to exhibit skills and knowledge of how to use technology to enhance student learning effectively. The UEN Educational Technology Endorsement Program is grounded in the ISTE Standards for Educators and the Utah Effective Teaching Standards. Educators completing the endorsement will have gained these skills and knowledge.
UEN offers two different paths to the EdTech endorsement including the Traditional Education Technology Endorsement and the Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Program. These endorsement programs are designed by UEN and approved by the Utah State Board of Education. Credit earned in the program can also be used for salary lane changes. Coursework can be applied toward a Master degree program from either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah.
UEN does not charge educators to participate in the Educational Technology Endorsement. There are three core courses that require SUU credit. Each of these courses are 3-credit courses and have a cost of $23 per credit, for a total of $207. (3 courses x 3 credits each x $23 = $207). These fees are paid directly to SUU after the completion of each course. Participants can choose to transcribe additional courses for SUU credit at the cost of $21 per credit, however this is not required. Instead, students can choose the free USBE credit for the remaining courses.
New Endorsement Program
The Educational Technology Endorsement requirements are changing on July 1st, 2023. Participants who began the endorsement prior to July 1, 2023, will have until June 2025 to complete the current version of the endorsement.
Traditional Educational Technology Endorsement
The Traditional Technology Endorsement consists of 18 credit hours of coursework. The traditional endorsement will take at minimum one year to complete. Most participants complete the program in about two years. Courses can be taken in any order but must be completed within three years. The UEN-approved endorsement will only accept UEN courses listed below. UEN will not evaluate or approve courses from other organizations or districts.
To participate in the Traditional Educational Technology Endorsement
Core Courses (Complete 3)
- EDUC 5000-365 Foundations of Instructional Design for Educators - Fall
- EDUC 5010-365 Classroom Integration of Educational Technology - Spring
- EDUC 5020-365 Leadership in Educational Technology & Instructional Design - Summer
UEN Essentials (Complete 1)
- EDPD 5065-365 Utah's Online Library: Preschool & Elementary
- EDPD 5070-365 Utah's Online Library: Secondary Grades
- EDPD 5075-365 Utah's Online Library: Research & Resources
- EDPD 5590-343 Adobe Creative Tools
- EDPD 5030-365 College and Career Readiness with UtahFutures
- EDPD 5514-370 Digital Portfolios for College and Career Readiness
- EDPD 5500-375 eMedia: Explore, Create, Collaborate
- EDPD 5513-355 Learning on the Go: Mobile Learning
- EDPD 5590-370 Nearpod Certified Educator
- EDPD 5315-355 Nearpod Certified Educator: Advanced
- EDPD 5115-365 Reimagine Teaching: The Next Steps
- EDPD 5126-365 Ready for Research: PreK-5
- EDPD 5126-360 Research Ready with Scrible
- EDPD 5100-365 Technology to Improve Student Research
Digital Citizenship (Complete 1)
- EDPD 5260-390 Developing Digital Detectives
- EDPD 5260-388 Digital Empowerment
- EDPD 5990-365 Teaching Digital Citizenship
Online & Blended Learning (Complete 1)
- EDPD 5355-341 Blended and Personalized Learning
- EDPD 5355-375 Blended Learning in the Classroom
- EDPD 5355-370 Blended Learning Methods
- EDPD 5455-370 Canvas for K-5 Classrooms
- EDPD 5995-350 Canvas for Online Learning
- EDPD 5615-365 Canvas Foundations
- EDPD 5531-370 Elementary Engagement with Canvas
- EDPD 5598-365 Engaging Online Learning with Canvas
- EDPD 5111-365 Enhancing Your Canvas Skills
- EDPD 5315-365 Getting Started with Canvas
- EDPD 5065-377 Shifting School Culture with Canvas
- EDPD 5560-365 Teaching Online
- EDPD 5015-355 The Perfect Blend: Models, Standards, and Student Choice
Digital Teaching and Learning (Complete 4)
- EDPD 5620-365 Cloud Classrooms with Chromebooks
- EDPD 5925-365 Community Mapping (CMaP) Workshop
- EDPD 5200-356 Computer Science in Your Classroom
- EDPD 5120-365 Create Online Educational Media
- EDPD 5285-350 Creating Critical Thinkers Through Coding
- EDPD 5111-370 Creative Google Skills
- EDPD 5500-368 Digital Photography in the Classroom
- EDPD 5900-342 Education and Digital Storytelling
- EDPD 5590-361 Effective Teaching with Visual Media
- EDPD 5019-390 Escape Boredom with Digital Breakouts
- EDPD 5990-372 Filmmaking in the Classroom
- EDPD 5335-365 Game-Based Learning and Gamification
- EDPD 5900-352 Google Tools for Educators
- EDPD 5100-390 Immersive Learning with Breakout EDU
- EDPD 5305-345 Mixed Reality for Education
- EDPD 5125-365 Mobile Photography in the Classroom
- EDPD 5950-365 Online Tools for Flexible Formative Assessments
- EDPD 5085-365 Project-based Learning: Transform your Class
- EDPD 5545-365 Sparking Curiosity and Creativity Using Genius Hour
- EDPD 5361-365 Teaching in VR with Google Virtual Tours
- EDPD 5305-375 Teaching the 4 Cs Using iPads
- EDPD 5355-350 The Connected Educator: Develop your PLN
- EDPD 5019-365 The Innovative Educator: Makerspaces
- EDPD 5200-365 The Multimedia Classroom
- EDPD 5550-370 Video Creation with iMovie
Electives (Complete 2)
- Any course in any other categories
- EDPD 5128-365 Adobe Creative Educator: Level 1
- EDPD 5129-365 Adobe Creative Educator: Level 2
- EDPD 5514-365 Apple Teacher iPad Badge
- EDPD 5026-365 Apple Teacher Mac Badge
- EDPD 5905-365 Google Certified Educator Level 1
- EDPD 5906-365 Google Certified Educator Level 2
- EDPD 5915-365 Lucid for Education
- Attend an education conference. These can include UCET, URSA, EdCamp, UEN Tech Summit, UELMA, ISTE or District Technology Conference.
Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning
School principals can earn the Educational Technology Endorsement by completing the Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) Program. The LPDL program will prepare principals to plan and implement personalized learning in their schools. It includes a five-session course with online and face-to face-components that will enable principals to experience personalized and digital learning firsthand.
Key questions that will be addressed include:
- What is personalized and digital learning?
- What are the goals of a personalized learning transition in my school?
- How do I establish a culture for personalized learning in my school?
- What supports do teachers need to transition to personalized learning?
- What systems need to be in place for a successful personalized learning transition?
- How do I plan for sustainability of the personalized learning initiatives?
These questions and more will be explored through online resources, discussions, group activities, presentations, multimedia explorations and hands-on experience with technology tools used in personalizing learning.
Throughout the program, participants will be working on a Personalized and Digital Learning Road Map that will serve as a final product to help principals plan and implement the transition to personalized learning in their schools. At the completion of the course, participants will be supported by an ongoing community with other principals in their district and beyond who are implementing personalized learning innovations. For more information on the LPDL program, please visit uen.org/leadership.
Continued Learning Paths
Continue your education after completing the Educational Technology Endorsement Program. Completion of the required core courses can count toward a Master’s degree from either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah.
Southern Utah University - Master of Education
SUU College of Education offers a Master of Education Degree. 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.
University of Utah - Master of Instructional Design and Educational Technology
The Instructional Design and Educational Technology (IDET) program is offered by the Department of Educational Psychology at the U of U. The program’s Master in Education (M.Ed.) requires 30 semester hours.
The following courses fulfill core course requirements for the Traditional Educational Technology Endorsement and count toward a Master of Instructional Design and Educational Technology:
- EDPS 6445 Leadership in Instructional Design & Educational Technology
- EDPS 6430 Foundations of Instructional Design
- EDPS 6446 Integration of Educational Technology
Utah Valley University - Master of Education
UVU School of Education offers a Master of Education Degree. After completion of the Educational Technology Endorsement, teachers only need to complete an additional 24 credit hours of core courses in order to earn their Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Technology.
Nathan J. Criman