Utah State Board of Education
Social Studies Specialist
The USBE offers a full slate of social studies endorsement courses designed to provide Utah educators with rigorous course content eligible for higher education credit, while allowing maximum flexibility for participants. There are three terms: Fall, starting in September and ending in December; . Spring, starting in January and ending in April, and Summer, starting in May and ending in August. These courses demand considerable work per week per course. Therefore, educators may only register for two courses per term. However, with careful planning, it should be possible to complete endorsement requirements in a timely manner.
There is no tuition fee for these courses, but there is a required recording fee, payable to Southern Utah University (SUU), our institution of higher education partner. 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.
These courses are eligible only for college credit. Upon course completion, participants are responsible for paying the SUU recording fee payable of $21 per credit hour. SUU will record the grade on an official transcript. There is no requirement that participants be matriculated students at SUU. Any licensed Utah K-12 teacher can register, however these courses are designed for teachers who are currently teaching and desiring to add to their licensed endorsements.
The Spring 2021 courses will start January 11, 2021-April 2, 20210 and run for 12 weeks.
Registration will be open from December 1, 2020 through January 4, 2021.
To register for USBE courses please visit https://usbe.midaseducation.com/. Search using this semester’s specific course numbers, listed above.
*Note: Courses may not show in Midas until the registration opens.
For questions related to course offerings and registration availability contact the USBE specialist. Contact info in upper right of this page.