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Online Secondary English Language Arts Courses


For additional information contact:

Naomi Watkins, Ph.D.
USBE Secondary Language Arts Specialist
(801) 538-7616

The Utah State Board of Education, in partnership with Southern Utah University, offers four online courses that meet the requirements for the English endorsement:

Courses are not offered during the summer semester. Information for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 will be updated soon.

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 Semester - September 2022

Registration: August 8 - September 9, 2022
Course Dates: September 12 - December 5, 2022

  • Adolescent Literature - Midas: 61407-1
  • Content Area Literacy Instruction - Midas: 61408-1

Spring Semester – January 2023

Registration: December 12, 2022 - January 6, 2023
Course Dates: January 9 - April 3, 2023

  • Teaching Secondary English Language Arts - Midas: 61409-1
  • Teaching Writing for Adolescents - Midas: 61410-1

To register for USBE courses please visit 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:

  1. Utah teachers on SAEP (State Approved Endorsement Plan) in English (that is, already teaching a secondary English course with two years to complete requirements);
  2. Licensed Utah teachers seeking an English endorsement who need the course to fulfill a requirement;
  3. Licensed Utah teachers with an English endorsement and who are already teaching in a Utah school.


There is no tuition fee for these courses, but there is a required recording fee ($21/credit), payable to Southern Utah University (SUU). Questions about this fee should be directed to   

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

Secondary Language Arts Endorsement Information