ERIC Number: ED369758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstrated Competency and Subject-Specific Endorsement Guidelines.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
In 1986, the Utah State Board of Education approved a policy of subject specific certification for all secondary and most middle level teachers in the expectation they will hold an endorsement in any subject they are assigned to teach. To assure quality teaching and at the same time provide for a variety of certification options, the Board approved the following routes through which the underprepared teacher could receive the appropriate endorsement: (1) completion of a major, minor, or composite in the subject area corresponding to their assignment, (2) completion of a State Board approved inservice program; or (3) demonstration of competency in the subject matter area. This report lists the procedures required to obtain a subject matter endorsement and includes: a policy statement on appropriate assignment of teachers; a memo to teachers outlining demonstrated competencies and lines of evidence; curriculum certification information; a list of necessarily existent small rural schools in Utah; and subject specific check lists and guidelines for business/marketing, dance, drama, English, foreign language, health, information technology, journalism, mathematics, music, physical education, reading, science, social studies, speech, and visual arts. (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Specialization, State Legislation, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Placement, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.