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Transition to Teaching

!  View the Fall 2020 class schedule. 

This is a program for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a subject area taught in Utah schools and who are currently teaching in a public school under contract but have not completed a teacher preparation program. If you do not currently have a teaching contract and believe your bachelor's degree would qualify you for an open teaching position, please contact the school district human resources department and ask about their alternative route to licensure plan.

 

  • Hybrid: Online/Lecture – Meets for 3 full days, rest of course work is online.
  • Hybrid: Webinar/Online – Accelerated Class – Meets 7 webinars (see below for specific days and times) and rest is online.
  • Webinar – Course meets online on specific days and times (see below for specifics) and students must be in attendance to all webinars to receive credit for the course.
  • Block/Lecture (Summer Semester Only) – Course meets 6 full days from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Students must be present all 6 days to receive credit for the course.

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Courses - Fall 2020

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTED 0100
Title Transition to Teaching
Prerequisite Admission to the Alternate Routes to Licensure (ARL) with approval by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
Description

The Transition to Teaching program supports the recruitment and retention of highly qualified mid-career professionals, including qualified paraprofessionals and recent college graduates who have not majored in education, to teach in high-need schools and districts through the development of new or enhanced alternative routes to certification.

This orientation class will assist students who have a bachelor's degree in a subject area taught in Utah schools make a successful transition to teaching through the alternate routes to licensure program. Salt Lake Community College, offers this program to assist students in obtaining a Utah teaching license.

This online course is taught in a live webinar format. It is important that all students have working microphones for listening and speaking during this class. Students who are not familiar with Adobe Connect or who have never participated in a live webinar should contact the Transition to Teaching Manager, Maria Griffin, at 801-957-5423 before the first night of class. She will assist new students in preparing for the first webinar by orienting them to the Adobe Connect with Webex platform.

Textbook: No textbook required.

 

Course Syllabus

Section List

WTED 0100-001
CRN: 45772
Instructor: Olson, Dessie
Course Type: Webinar
Dates: Aug. 31 - Sept. 28
Days: Monday
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 15
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $100
Call 801-957-5200 to register
WTED 100-002
CRN: 45773
Instructor: Olson, Dessie
Course Type: Webinar
Dates: Oct. 7 - 28
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 15
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $100
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTED 0010
Title National Board Certification Part 1: Preparation and Drafting
Prerequisite
Description
This professional development course is framed around the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 5 Core Propositions and will support teachers in the work required for National Board Certification (NBC). Students will complete a writing sample for at least one classroom-based NBC component to earn credit for this course. Course completion does not guarantee candidates will achieve NBC.

Section List

WTED 0010 - 001
CRN: TBD
Instructor: Gattrel, Deborah and Wood, Amy
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 29 - Dec. 1
Days: Tuesday
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 15
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $100
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course WTED 0020
Title National Board Certification (NBC) Support Part: 2 Analysis and Reflection
Prerequisite
Description

This professional development course is framed around the NBPTS 5 Core Propositions and will support teachers in the work required for NBC. Students will deepen analytical and reflective thinking of their teaching practice using the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) 5 Core Propositions, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching, certification area standards and instruction.

Course WTED 0500
Title Paraeducator Standards and Competencies
Prerequisite
Description
Course is designed for paraeducators currently working in k-12 schools who want to demonstrate mastery of the four Utah state Paraeducator Standards including:
  1. Instructional opportunities
  2. Professionalism and ethical practices
  3. Positive learning environment
  4. Team processes
Course EDU 2850
Title Intro to Special Education (formerly EDU 2010)
Prerequisite
Description

Historical overview of legal, ethical, and social issues related to Special Education in the United States. Includes the study of various disabilities and provisions for educating children through 22 years of age in public schools. Elements include: IDEA Law, inclusion, IEP's and RTI.

Textbook: No Textbook required at this time.

*EDU 2850-002 Webinar dates: Sept. 9, Oct. 17 & Nov. 14

Course Syllabus

Section List

EDU 2850-001
CRN: 45718
Instructor: Vogeler, Michele
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 9 - Oct. 27
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2850-002
CRN: 45719
Instructor: Vogeler, Michele
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Dates: Sept. 12 - Dec. 12; In-Person: 9/19, 10/17 & 11/14
Days: Saturday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Building Room: MFEC 206
Amount: $350
EDU 2850-003
CRN: 46066
Instructor: Holmes, Jenny
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 29 - Dec. 16
Days: Saturday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
Course EDU 2800
Title Instruction, Technology, Assessment and Planning
Prerequisite
Description

Educators will learn and use the basic techniques for curriculum design, best practice instruction, formative and summative assessment, and technology integration. Educational theory taught in the course will be practiced and reflected upon in the educators' classroom. This course strengthens the teachers' classroom skills and builds their repertoire of instructional and assessment strategies.

Textbook: Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom, by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, ISBN-978-1-4166-1922-2. AND The Art and Science of Teaching, by Robert J. Marzano, ISBN - 978-1-4166-0571-3

Course Syllabus

Section List

EDU 2800-001
CRN: 44794
Instructor: Covington, Jennifer
Course Type: Online
Dates: Sept. 8 - Dec. 10
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2800-002
CRN: 42504
Instructor: Covington, Jennifer
Course Type: Online
Dates: Sept. 8 - Dec. 10
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2800-003
CRN: 42503
Instructor: Covington, Jennifer
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Dates: Sept. 8 - Dec. 10; In-Person: 9/26, 10/24 & 11/21
Days: Saturday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Building Room: MFEC 206
Amount: $350
EDU 2800-004
CRN: 46064
Instructor: Wecker, Dina
Course Type: Online
Dates: Sept. 8 - Dec. 10
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
Course EDU 2820
Title Creating a Learning Environment
Prerequisite
Description

Teacher candidates will focus on how children learn, develop and gain knowledge to provide learning opportunities that support students’ intellectual, social and personal development. Teacher candidates will gain an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self motivation.

WEBINAR CLASSES: This online course is taught in a live webinar format fall, spring and summer semester; students must be signed on during the times listed below. *Students who are new to the webinar format should call the Transition to Teaching Program Manager, Maria Griffin, at 801-957-5423 before the first evening of class. She will assist students in acclimating to the Webex and Canvas platforms.

BLOCK/LECTURE CLASSES: Block classes are lecture courses taught on the Miller Campus (9750 South 300 West; Sandy, Utah).  Classes are full day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and students must be in attendance all six days to receive credit for the course. Suggestion: lunch is limited to 30 minutes so students should bring a sack lunch, or food can be purchased at the campus cafeteria.

Textbook: Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers, 8th Edition, Edmond T. Emmer and Carolyn M. Evertson ISBN-13: 978-0205643172 OR Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers, 8th Edition, Edmond T. Emmer and Carolyn M. Evertson ISBN-13: 978-0205578627.

Mike Roberts' section only:  Hacking Classroom Management - 10 Tips to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About by Mike Roberts.  Please order on Amazon. ISBN-13: 978-0998570587 ISBN-10: 0998570583.

*EDU 2820-001 In-Person Dates: Fridays: Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 & Dec. 5
                                                      Saturdays: Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 & Dec. 6

Course Syllabus

 

 

 

Section List

EDU 2820-001
CRN: 42505
Instructor: Roberts, Mike
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Dates: Sept. 11 - Dec. 5
Days: Friday Saturday
Time: F: 5 - 8 p.m.; S: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Building Room: MFEC 206
Amount: $350
EDU 2820-002
CRN: 44795
Instructor: Babka, Kim
Course Type: Webinar
Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 14
Days: Monday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2820-003
CRN: 46065
Instructor: Roberts, Mike
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 14; Webinar: 9/14, /10/5, 11/2, 12/7
Days: Monday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
Course EDU 2840
Title Literacy Strategies
Prerequisite
Description

Literacy Strategies teaches the foundations of student reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing. Course focuses on the instructional decisions teachers make concerning methods, materials, and procedures when integrating literacy skills within their respective content areas.

WEBINAR: This online course is taught in a live webinar format fall, spring and summer semester. Students must be signed in online during the times listed below. *Students who are new to the webinar format should call the Transition to Teaching Program Manager, Maria Griffin, at 801-957-5423 before the first evening of class.  She will assist students in acclimating to the Webex and Canvas platforms.  

BLOCK/LECTURE CLASSES:  Block classes are lecture courses taught on the Miller Campus (9750 South 300 West; Sandy, Utah).  Classes are full day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and students must be in attendance all six days to receive credit for the course. Suggestion:  lunch is limited to 30 minutes so students should bring a sack lunch, or food can be purchased at the campus cafeteria.

Textbook: Literacy–Helping Students Construct Meaning by J. David Cooper with Nancy D. Kiger. Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 978-0618907083. Seventh Edition.

Course Syllabus

Section List

EDU 2840-001
CRN: 42506
Instructor: Sample, Sheri
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 9 - Oct. 27
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2840-002
CRN: 42507
Instructor: Roberts, Mike
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 18 - Dec. 11; Webinar: 9/18, 10/9, 11/13 & 12/11
Days: Friday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2840-003
CRN: 45720
Instructor: Sample, Sheri
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 28 - Dec. 15
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2840-004
CRN: 46067
Instructor: Sample, Sherri
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 10 - Oct. 28
Days: Thursday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
Course EDU 2860
Title Survey of Learning and Teaching Diverse Populations
Prerequisite
Description

This course addresses the rationale, concepts, theory and practice of teaching diverse populations in pluralistic schools and societies via assessment, delivery, classroom management, motivation, language acquisition, and community and family involvement.

WEBINAR CLASSES: This online course is taught in a live webinar format fall, spring and summer semester; students must be signed on during the times listed below. *Students who are new to the webinar format should call the Transition to Teaching Program Manager, Maria Griffin, at 801-957-5423 before the first evening of class.  She will assist students in acclimating to the Webex and Canvas platforms.

BLOCK CLASSES: Block classes are lecture courses taught on the Miller Campus (9750 South 300 West; Sandy, Utah).  Classes are full day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and students must be in attendance all six days to receive credit for the course.  Suggestion:  lunch is limited to 30 minutes so students should bring a sack lunch, or food can be purchased at the campus cafeteria.

Textbook: Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, 6/E, Sonia Nieto & Patty Bode, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN: 9780131367340

Course Syllabus

Section List

EDU 2860-001
CRN: 42508
Instructor: Lui, Charlene
Course Type: Webinar
Dates: Sept. 8 - Dec. 9
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2860-002
CRN: 42509
Instructor: Ryan-Davis, Orla
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 28 - Dec. 15
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2860-003
CRN: 46063
Instructor: Ryan Davis, Orla
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 9 - Oct. 27
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
Course EDU 2870
Title English Language Arts Methods - Elementary
Prerequisite
Description

This hybrid (webinar/online) course fills the requirements for alternative route to licensure candidates who are seeking elementary teaching licensure in the state of Utah. Students will implement research-based best practices for K-5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

TEXTBOOK:  The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units; 2011. Wiggins, Grant; McTighe, Jay. ISBN-13: 978-1416611493 or ISBN-10: 1416611495.

Access to district required teacher edition basal text used by candidate’s grade level

Utah Core Standards in English Language Arts

Course Syllabus

Section List

EDU 2870-001
CRN: 45062
Instructor: Booth, Deidrien
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 8 - Oct. 26
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2870-002
CRN: 46069
Instructor: Booth, Deidrien
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 8 - Oct. 26
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
Course EDU 2871
Title Mathematics Methods – Elementary
Prerequisite
Description

This hybrid course fills the requirements for alternative route to licensure candidates who are seeking elementary teaching licensure in the state of Utah. Elementary Mathematics Methods will provide teachers essential practices and support in implementing evidence-based effective instruction in mathematics focused on the K-5 classroom. 

 

Required Texts:

Access to district required teacher edition mathematics curriculum in candidate’s grade level.

NCTM (2014). Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Utah State Board of Education. (2018). Utah’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Mathematics Framework (UMTSS). Salt Lake City, UT.

Utah Core State Standards in Mathematics (2016)

Section List

EDU 2871-001
CRN: 45871
Instructor: Olsen, Shannon
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 27 - Dec. 14
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
EDU 2871-002
CRN: 46068
Instructor: Olson, Shannon
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 27 - Dec. 10
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350
Course FHS 2645
Title Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum
Prerequisite
Description

This class will focus on giving teachers that are in Transition to Teaching the Early Childhood foundation to teach the current Utah State Curriculum (K-3). The class will cover the philosophy of primary curriculum; how to develop, deliver and assess curriculum; how to work with parents and families; how to develop literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Textbooks: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum; Kostelnik,M., Soderma, A., and Whiren, A. (2011) (5th Edition), Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson, ISBN: 978-0-13-703553-3 and  Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs; Copple, C. and Bredekamp, S.,(3rd Edition), Washington, D.C, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), ISBN: 978-1-928896-64-7

Section List

FHS 2645-001
CRN: 31134
Instructor: Babka, Kim
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: July 6 - 17
Days: Monday Wednesday Friday
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350

FAQs

Career and Technical Education Alternative Preparation (CTE/APP)
This program is for individuals with backgrounds in business, trades, and industry.

Troops to Teachers (TTT)
Eligible military personnel can enroll in this program to begin new careers as public school teachers.

Students must have approval from the Utah State Office of Education and have a professional development plan before they can register for classes in the Alternative Routes to Licensure program. 

Yes, you must be admitted to Salt Lake Community College as a student before you will be able to register for classes. Please see Registration Info below. 

Determine Courses You Need

Consult your Professional Growth Plan and determine which teacher preparation courses you need. If you do not have a Professional Growth Plan, contact the person in charge of your Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) program at the Utah State Board of Education. To help you plan your course of study, refer to the courses listed on this page. Keep in mind that all courses will be available in future semesters.

Register for WTED 0100 - Prerequisite Course

If you are new to the Transition to Teaching program, you must also register for the prerequisite course: Transition to Teaching: WTED 0100. This is a 15-hour block of instruction which will be recorded on the USBE personal data system (CACTUS). This course will give an overview of the program’s five required courses and will present the core competencies teachers are expected to master in a school setting. You may also be concurrently enroll in one or more of the other Transition to Teaching courses once you are registered for WTED 0100.

All lecture classes will be held at:

SLCC Larry H. Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, Utah 84070

Many Transition to Teaching classes are taught in a webinar format, which means the student can participate in class from home or office.

Webinar/Hybrid Courses

Transition to Teaching webinar courses are available through Canvas. The username and password to login are the same as the student's MySLCC username and password. Students must be computer literate so they can work independently. It is imperative that program participants have access to a computer and Internet browser that meet Canvas' technology requirements.

Students taking the webinar courses are required to review the WebEx tutorial page. Students must have access to a microphone and camera in order to interact with the instructor and other class members during the webinars.

Call Miller Campus (801) 957-5210. Please note: Most Transition to Teaching classes are not eligible for Financial Aid.

There is a $100 tuition fee for the prerequisite course: Transition to Teaching - CEAL 0100. This non-credit workshop is required before students can take the five core teacher preparation courses. The workshop will be entered in CACTUS and students will get one semester credit through the Utah State Board of Education (USBE).

There is a $350 tuition fee for each core Transition to Teaching course.

Student can pay the full amount of tuition at registration or full tuition can be paid by the tuition deadline date of each semester.

Students can also arrange a payment plan with SLCC using Tuition Payment Plan.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar

The tuition due date is different for part of term. Please check above to see what part of term your class falls under and then check the Academic Calendar for the tuition due date.

If you do not pay your tuition by the tuition due date, or if you do not sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan, your account will be assessed a late payment fee. Late payment fees will not have an option for reversal and will remain on the students account until they are paid.  For students adding classes after the tuition deadline, they will have 24 hours to pay their tuition in full beginning the moment they register.  If they do not pay within the first 24 hours, the $50 late fee will be applied to their accounts.

For more information about the Tuition Payment Plan, please click here
**Students in any parts of term can apply for the Tuition Payment Plan, but the same deadlines apply.   Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the deadlines.

Webinars and Hybrids: Dropping classes with a full refund will only be allowed within five business days of the first day of class; after that day, no refunds will be given.

Six-day Block Classes: Dropping classes with a full refund will not be allowed after the first day of class.

For questions about using WebEx, please contact Maria Griffin at 801-957-5423 or maria.griffin@slcc.edu. WebEx Help - 866-229-3239 or the SLCC CANVAS help-801-957-5125.

System Requirements for using WebEx:

WebEx is most compatible with Chrome or Firefox as the browser.

WebEx Help:

For questions about WebEx prior to class, please contact Maria Griffin at 801-957-5423 or maria.griffin@slcc.edu. WebEx Help - 866-229-3239 or the SLCC CANVAS help-801-957-5125.

Please visit MySLCC  and follow these steps.
Please visit MySLCC and follow these steps.

Registration Info

Step 1: Obtain an Associate Educator License (AEL) from the Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

  • Follow the steps listed here (click on AEL button)
  • Identify open teaching positions in Utah and check with the school district human resource department regarding their APPEL (Alternate Pathway to Professional Educator License) plan.

Step 2: Apply to Salt Lake Community College

*Important* Make sure you plan ahead. Admissions application can take 5-10 days to process. You will not be able to register for classes until you have been admitted to SLCC as a student

Step 3: Create your MySLCC account

Step 4: Register for classes in your MySLCC account

Step 5: Pay for classes

  • Pay over the phone or in-person during registration or pay through your MySLCC portal before the tuition deadline
  • Students can apply for a Tuition Payment Plan that will split tuition into four payments for the semester.

Completion of the Transition to Teaching program does not guarantee the ability to obtain a Utah state license to practice as a licensed teacher.  Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of each state.  In order to practice as a licensed teacher, students must satisfy individual state requirements, independent of SLCC graduation requirements.  It is highly recommended that students consult in advance with the Utah State Board of Education, or similar agencies in other states, to find out more about eligibility for licensure. 

 

For students who plan to practice as a licensed teacher in another state, here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your Program Manager or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.