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. Courses are offered three times a year: Fall, starting in September and ending in December; Spring, starting in January and ending in April, and Summer, starting in April and ending in June. 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 of $21 per credit (2 credit courses are $42 and 3 credit courses are $63), 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 through SUU and must be paid prior to the beginning of the course. Upon course completion, the instructor will submit grades to SUU and credit will be recorded on an official transcript available for you to order. 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.
Spring/Summer 2021 courses will start April 8, 2021. End dates vary per course.
Registration will be open from February 22, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. through April 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Please plan ahead as late registration will not be accepted.
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.