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Transition to Teaching

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. Students must be accepted into the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) Program and have a professional growth plan before they can register for classes in the Transition to Teaching program.

More detailed information is available on the Utah State Board of Education under the ARL tab. Or see the ARL application.

 

*Hybrid: Online/Lecture - Meets for 3 full Saturdays, rest of course work is Online. **Hybrid: Webinar/Online - Accelerated class -meets 7 Wednesdays and rest is Online.

Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course CEAL 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. The Utah State Office of Education, in conjunction with 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 Canvas and Adobe Connect platform.

Textbook: No textbook required.

Section List

CEAL 0100-001
CRN: 45799
Instructor: Olson, Dessie
Course Type: Online
Term: Non Credit
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 10 - Oct. 1
Days: Monday
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 15
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $100.00
Call 801-957-5200 to Register
CEAL 0100-002
CRN: 45799
Instructor: Olson, Dessie
Course Type: Webinar
Term: Non Credit
Semester: Fall
Dates: Oct. 8 - 29
Days: Monday
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 15
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $100
Call 801-957-5200
Course CEAL 0150
Title Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis Prep
Prerequisite
Description

This course focuses on foundations to help with the Praxis Exam Principles of Learning and Teaching that is required by the state of Utah during the Entry Years Enhancement process. The class will include information about the format, testing practices, categories, along with practice opportunities.  This course is taught via live webinar AND online.  Students must be logged on and  present during the webinar sessions to receive credit for the class.

Section List

CEAL 0150-001
CRN: 45900
Instructor: Sample, Sher
Course Type: Hybrid (online + webinar)
Term: Non Credit
Semester: Fall
Dates: Oct. 23 - Nov. 20
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 30
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $100
Call 801-957-5200
Course EDU 2010
Title Intro to Special Education
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.

*EDU 2010-001 This is a hybrid course that meets three full Saturdays on the Miller campus (9750 S 300 W; Sandy), Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3. Students MUST be in attendance all three Saturdays to receive credit for this course. Additional coursework will be completed in an online format.

**EDU 2010-002 This is an accelerated course, and students must be present at all webinars to receive credit for the class. Students will also be completing multiple online assignments and discussion boards.

 

Textbook: No Textbook required at this time.

Section List

*EDU 2010-001
CRN: 43225
Instructor: Vogeler, Michele
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Term: Full Term
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sep. 22, Oct. 6, Nov. 3
Days: Saturday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Building Room: MFEC 206
Amount: $350.00
**EDU 2010-002
CRN: 43226
Instructor: Vogeler, Michele
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Webinar)
Term: 2nd Half
Semester: Fall
Dates: Oct. 24 - Dec. 11
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Amount: $350.00
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

Section List

*EDU 2800-001
CRN: 43237
Instructor: Covington, Jennifer
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Classroom)
Term: Full Term
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 13, & Nov. 10
Days: Saturday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Building Room: CART 109
Amount: $350.00
EDU 2800-002
CRN: 43238
Instructor: Covington, Jennifer
Course Type: Webinar
Term: Full Term
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 8 - Dec. 8
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350.00
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 Adobe Connect and Canvas platforms.

BLOCK/LECTURE CLASSES:  Block classes are lecture courses taught on the Miller Campus (9750 South 300 West; Sandy, Utah).  ​​

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.

Section List

EDU 2820-001
CRN: 43239
Instructor: Babka, Kimberly
Course Type: Online
Term: Full Term
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 10 - Dec. 10
Days: Monday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350.00
EDU 2820-002
CRN: 43240
Instructor: Roberts, Michael
Course Type: Lecture
Term: Full Term
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 15 - Nov. 17
Days: Saturday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Building Room: CART 101
Amount: $350.00
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 Adobe Connect 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:Literacy–Helping Students Construct Meaning by J. David Cooper with Nancy D. Kiger. Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 978-0618907083. Seventh Edition.

Section List

EDU 2840-001
CRN: 43241
Instructor: Sample, Sheri
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Webinar)
Term: 1st Half
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 5 - Oct. 23
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350.00
EDU 2840-002
CRN: 43212
Instructor: Sample, Sheri
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Webinar)
Term: 2nd Half
Semester: Fall
Dates: Oct. 24 - Dec. 11
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: 350.00
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 Adobe Connect and Canvas platforms.

Online + Webinar - EDU 2860 Section 502 is an accelerated online and webinar class. Live webinars will meet 7 Wednesdays and additonal instruction will occur online via CANVAS.  Students must be in attendance for all webinars to receive credit for the class.

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

Section List

EDU 2860-001
CRN: 43244
Instructor: Lui, Charlene
Course Type: Webinar
Term: Full Term
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 4 - Dec. 4
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $350.00
EDU 2860-002
CRN: 43245
Instructor: Smith, Tiffany
Course Type: Hybrid (Online + Webinar)
Term: 1st Half
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 5 - Oct. 23
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Amount: $350
Course FHS 2645
Title Early Childhood Integrated Curriculm
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

FAQs

Be accepted in the Utah State Board of Education Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) Program.

Once you are accepted into the ARL program and receive your Professional Growth Plan from the state, you can apply for admission to Salt Lake Community College and register for courses in Transition to Teaching.

Alternative Routes to Licensure
This program is 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.

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. More detailed information is available on the USBE website.

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 CEAL 0100 - Prerequisite Course

If you are new to the Transition to Teaching program, you must also register for the prerequisite course: Transition to Teaching: CEAL 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 CEAL 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.

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: Apply to Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) program

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.