Elementary Teacher Transition to Teaching

Elementary teachers in Utah require a Professional Educator License (PEL). Individuals with a bachelor’s degree may be qualified to teach elementary school through an Alternative Pathway to Professional Educator Licensing (APPEL) process. Transition to Teaching offers five pedagogy courses and four methods courses for teachers seeking their elementary PEL.

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Occupation

Salary / Monthly Openings

Entry-Level Wages: $14.34 | Median Wages: $24.89
Openings: 106

Occupational Data, 2022, Salt Lake County, Lightcast Economic Modeling

Title Time Commitment Investment
Instruction, Technology, Assessment, and Planning 15 Weeks | 3x a week $425
Creating a Learning Environment 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
Literacy Strategies 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
Intro to Special Education 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
Survey of Learning and Teaching Diverse Populations 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
English Language Arts Methods 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
Elementary Mathematics Methods 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
Elementary Science Methods 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
Elementary Social Studies Methods 7 Weeks | 1x a week $425
Pedagogical Performance Assessment (PPA) Workshop 5 Weeks $175

Benefits

Pedagogy courses meet the requirements for earning a Professional Educator License in Utah

Methods courses meet the requirements for earning a Professional Educator License in Utah

High demand for elementary teachers in Utah

All classes accessible through live webinar

Classes are offered frequently, and at times, to fit a busy teacher’s schedule

All instructors are current k-12 educators who can support you in building your teaching best practice

FAQ

* Who is eligible for the APPEL (Alternative Pathway to Professional Educator Licensing) or Transition to Teaching Program?

- Students must have approval from the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and an Associate Educator License (AEL) to register for classes in the Transition to Teaching Program

* Do I need to be a SLCC student to register for ARL classes?

- 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.

* How do I determine which courses I need?

- Most teacher candidates who are seeking a professional teaching license through APPEL (Alternative Pathway to Professional Educator Licensing) should receive the required courses from their Human Resource Licensing person in their school districts. USBE (Utah State Board of Education) requires that candidates take five pedagogy courses including EDU 2800, EDU 2820, EDU 2840, EDU 2850 and EDU 2860. In addition, elementary teacher must take EDU 2870, EDU 2871, EDU 2872 and EDU 2873. Secondary teachers must take methods course in the area in which they will teach (usually not offered at SLCC).

* What if I need help with Zoom?

- For questions about using Zoom, please contact Silvia Araoz at 801-957-5347or silvia.araoz@slcc.edu. Zoom Help - 866-229-3239 or the SLCC CANVAS help - 801-957-5125.

* What if I need to change my major, update my admissions, or change the term?

- If you are getting error messages while registering for Transition to Teaching courses, you may need to update your major to ARL/Transition to Teaching. In addition if you let a semester or more go by without registering for a class, you may need to update your admissions. Please visit MySLCC and follow these steps

* USBE requires I show progress in the program, how do I order transcripts?

- You can order transcripts. There is a $8.50 fee.

Funding

Contact

Maria Griffin | 801-957-5423 | maria.griffin@slcc.edu

Registration

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

Step 2: Apply to Salt Lake Community College HERE

Step 3: Follow these directions PDF to register in the MySLCC portal