Naomi Watkins, Ph.D.
USBE Secondary Language Arts Specialist
The Utah State Board of Education, in partnership with Southern Utah University, offers four online courses that meet the requirements for the English endorsement:
These course names align to the retiring endorsement form. If you’re looking to take courses for the new competency-based endorsement route, note that these courses align in the following manner:
Equivalency on the new endorsement
Fall 2023 Semester
Registration: August 7 – September 8, 2023
Course Dates: September 11 – December 4, 2023
Spring 2024 Semester
Registration: December 11, 2023 – January 5, 2024
Course Dates: January 8 – April 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Semester
Registration: August 7 – September 8, 2024
Course Dates: September 11 – December 4, 2024
Spring 2025 Semester
Registration: December 11, 2024 – January 5, 2025
Course Dates: January 8 – April 1, 2025
To register for USBE courses please visit https://usbe.midaseducation.com/. Search using MIDAS number.
*Note: Course will not show in Midas until the registration opens.
Participation Criteria for online English endorsement courses:
The endorsement course are designed specifically for Utah educators seeking an associate or professional level ELA endorsement:
There is no tuition fee for these courses, but there is a required recording fee ($23/credit), payable to Southern Utah University (SUU). Details regarding SUU credit will be available in the course.
Some courses may have additional modest costs. Courses may require the purchase of course materials including but not limited to texts, digital resources, and/or professional organization memberships.
Educators may register for a MAXIMUM of two English online endorsement courses per term. Registrations beyond the maximum will be automatically dropped.
To register for USBE courses please visit https://usbe.midaseducation.com/