STEM Endorsement

Purpose

The elementary STEM endorsement is available to K–6 teachers who want to increase their content knowledge in science, math and engineering and gain skill and practice in integrating science, math, engineering and technology content and pedagogy. The goal is to help Utah elementary students become more proficient in their understanding and application of science, math and engineering concepts.

The Endorsement

The Endorsement is composed of six courses and 18 credit hours. The endorsement will be taught over two years and six semesters. The course schedule and topics are as follows:

Nature of Science and Engineering

Fall 2015

STEM Practices

Winter 2016

Matter in STEM

Spring 2016

Force in STEM

Fall 2016

Energy in STEM

Winter 2017

Data Analysis and Problem-Solving

Spring 2017

Two cohorts of teachers will run concurrently for each course. The course locations are:

Alpine Cohort
Mountain View High School
Tuesday evenings from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Nebo Cohort
Spanish Oaks Elementary
Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 7:30

The grant is a collaborative effort between Utah’s institutions of higher education, local districts and charters, the Utah State Office of Education and the STEM Action Center. Full cost of the endorsement is covered for participating teachers through the grant, except for a small fee for posting the college credit.

Endorsement courses will be taught by both university faculty and school district personnel.

The grant is intended to provide first priority for the following districts and charter schools.

Alpine School District
Nebo School District
Wasatch County School District
Mountainville Academy Charter
Lincoln Academy Charter

Contact Information

Grant Coordinator
Ashley Russon, Alpine School District
801-610-8400

Brigham Young University Coordinator
Barry Graff
801-422-4646

Nebo School District Liaison
Alison Hansen
801-354-7400

All enrollment questions should be directed to Alpine School District, as the grant holder for the BYU Public School Partnership.