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The Elementary Transition to Teaching and Secondary Transition to Teaching program is eligible for Learn & Work funding to cover the cost of tuition. Utah residency is required. Please review this page for complete program and career details before clicking the Apply Today button.

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.

Transition to Teaching APPEL Courses - Fall 2022

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTED 0200
Title Pedagogical Performance Assessment (PPA) Workshop
Prerequisite Acceptance into APPEL (Alternative Pathway to Professional Educator Licensing) program with a Utah school district.
Description

The PPA Workshop supports APPEL candidates who are preparing their portfolio for submission as evidence of their mastery of pedagogical practices required for a Professional Educator License.

 

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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.

 

Online classes: Completely online, no webinar; students can complete coursework at any time.  Weekly assignments are due and will not be accepted after the due date.

Hybrid (Webinar + Online): These classes are mostly online, but there are certain times when students must log In to a specific webinar to meet with the teacher/class. Log into Canvas and find Zoom in the left-hand menu of your course to enter the webinar classroom. This is an accelerated class and students must be in attendance for each webinar in order to receive credit for the class.

 

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

 

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EDU 2800-001
CRN: 45866
Instructor: Covington, Jennifer
Course Type: Online
Dates: Sept. 10 - Dec. 10
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2800-002
CRN: 45868
Instructor: Wecker, Dina
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 10 - Dec. 10 | Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
Days: Monday
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
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 Zoom 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.

 

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EDU 2820-001
CRN: 45870
Instructor: Farmer, Michelle
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Aug. 29-Oct. 15
Days: Monday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2820-002
CRN: 45871
Instructor: Wild, Jason
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 1-Oct. 19
Days: Thursday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2820-003
CRN: 45872
Instructor: Wild, Jason
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 17-Dec. 11
Days: Monday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
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 Zoom 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.

 

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EDU 2840-001
CRN: 45873
Instructor: Sample, Sheri
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Aug. 31 - Oct. 11
Days: Wednesday
Time: 4:30-7:30 pm
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2840-002
CRN: 45920
Instructor: Sample, Sheri
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 15 - Oct. 26
Days: Thursday
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
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.

 

Hybrid (Webinar + Online): These classes are mostly online, but there are certain times when students must log In to a specific webinar to meet with the teacher/class. Log into Canvas and find Zoom in the left-hand menu of your course to enter the webinar classroom. This is an accelerated class and students must be in attendance for each webinar in order to receive credit for the class.

 

Textbook: No Textbook required at this time.

 

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EDU 2850-001
CRN: 45874
Instructor: Holmes, Jenni
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Aug. 29 - Oct. 10
Days: Monday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2850-002
CRN: 45883
Instructor: Vogeler, Michelle
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 19 - Dec. 13
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2850-003
CRN: 45884
Instructor: Holmes, Jenni
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 17-Dec. 11
Days: Monday
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
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 Zoom 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.

Hybrid (Webinar + Online): These classes are mostly online, but there are certain times when students must log In to a specific webinar to meet with the teacher/class. Log into Canvas and find Zoom in the left-hand menu of your course to enter the webinar classroom. This is an accelerated class and students must be in attendance for each webinar in order to receive credit for the class.

 

Textbook: Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, 7/E, Sonia Nieto & Patty Bode, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN: 9780134047232

 

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EDU 2860-001
CRN: 45885
Instructor: Lui, Charlene
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 6 - Oct. 24
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2860-002
CRN: 45886
Instructor: Rydalch, Brett
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 19-Dec. 14
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
EDU 2860-003
CRN: 45887
Instructor: Rydalch, Brett
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Aug. 31-Oct. 16
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
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

 

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EDU 2870-001
CRN: 45888
Instructor: Booth, Deidrien
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 6 - Oct. 24
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
Course EDU 2871
Title Elementary Mathematics Methods
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)

Utah Core State Standards in Mathematics (2016)

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EDU 2871-001
CRN: 45891
Instructor: Garber, Melissa
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 20 - Dec. 14
Days: Thursday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
Course EDU 2872
Title Elementary Science Methods
Prerequisite
Description

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


Textbooks: The Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012) (available free online)
The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12; Edited Willard, Ted. by Nsta Press. ISBN: 1941316107

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

Section List

EDU 2872-001
CRN: 45892
Instructor: Sumsion, Jenny
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Oct. 18 - Dec. 5
Days: Tuesday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
Course EDU 2873
Title Elementary Social Studies Methods
Prerequisite
Description

This 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 social studies instruction.


Textbook: No required textbook for this course

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EDU 2873-002
CRN: 45893
Instructor: Olson, Dessie
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Sept. 7 - Oct. 25
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.m
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $425
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: 30885
Instructor: Farmer, Michele
Course Type: Lecture
Dates: July 11-16
Days: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Building Room: MFEC 206
Amount: $350

Secondary Mathematics Endorsement Courses - Fall 2022

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course MATH 2030
Title AR Precalculus for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisite Math 1010 with a "C" or better OR approval of instructor
Description This course assists teachers in gaining a theoretical and operational understanding of algebra and trigonometry concepts that can be directly applied in the classroom and in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).

Section List

Math 2030-001
CRN: 45895
Instructor: McSwain, Ashley
Course Type: Webinar
Dates: Aug. 23 - Dec. 15
Days: Tuesday Thursday
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 6
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $700
Course MATH 2100
Title AR Calculus for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisite Math 2030 (Precalculus) with a "C" or better
Description

Educators will gain a theoretical and operational understanding of calculus concepts that can be directly applied in the classroom and in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).

Course MATH 2110
Title AR Geometry for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisite Calculus with a "C" or better
Description

Explores students’ misconceptions and ways of thinking, uses of technology, and instructional practices to support and assess the learning of Euclidean geometry. Secondary teachers need conceptual mastery of constructions and transformations, congruence and similarity, analytic geometry, solid geometry, and trigonometry, historical content development, & diverse cultural perspectives.

 

Required textbook: Elementary Geometry for College Students, 7th Edition; Cengage. eTextbook cost: $36.49

Course MATH 2120
Title AR Probability & Statistics for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisite Calculus with a "C" or better
Description

Explores students’ misconceptions and ways of thinking, uses of technology, and instructional practices to support and assess the learning of statistics and probability. Secondary teachers need conceptual mastery of data representation, study design and sampling, probability, testing claims, drawing conclusions, historical content development, and diverse cultural perspectives to teach Utah Core Standards effectively.

Course MATH 2130
Title AR Foundations of Algebra for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisite Calculus with a "C" or better
Description

Explores students’ misconceptions and ways of thinking, uses of technology, and instructional practices to support and assess the learning of Algebra. This course is designed for teachers of algebra at the secondary level.

 

Required textbook: Algebra Connections, 1st Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0131449282

Section List

MATH 2130-001
CRN: 45896
Instructor: Diaz, Camille
Course Type: Hybrid (Webinar + Online)
Dates: Aug. 23 - Dec. 15
Days: Tuesday Thursday
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $550

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 an Associate Educator License (AEL) to register for classes in the Transition to Teaching 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. 

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).

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

Students 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.

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.

Please visit MySLCC  and follow these steps.

If you let a semester or more go by without registering for a class, you may need to update your admissions before you can register.

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.