[Curriculum Directors] FW: GFL Competency Based Endorsement Option

Suddreth, Diana Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov
Tue Jan 12 15:18:28 MST 2016

Curriculum Directors;

The message below was sent to all General Financial Literacy Teachers this afternoon.  I thought you might also be interested in the information.

Diana Suddreth, Director of Teaching and Learning
Utah State Office of Education
President, Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov<mailto:diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov>

From: Longhurst, Thalea
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:41 PM
To: gfleducators at lists.uen.org

GFL Teachers:

I would like to provide you with some up-to-date information about the status of the General Financial Literacy endorsement.  In the 2014 Utah Legislative Session, SB 40 was passed which required implementation of a teacher endorsement in GFL that includes course work in financial planning, credit and investing, consumer economics, personal budgeting, and family economics.  To this end, we have established a GFL endorsement that you are all becoming familiar with.

In the December 2015 State Board of Education meeting, it was directed that we also develop a competency-based endorsement process for GFL.  Competency-based endorsements are a new process for USOE and it will take some time to establish the requirements, review processes, etc.  We have a committee already working on this project and hope to have information and a process ready to share with you by April.

In the meantime, the current endorsement is still available and can be used as a route to earn your GFL endorsement.  We plan to have both endorsement processes available to earn your GFL endorsement in the future.  Each applicant will need to make his/her own decision about continuing on with the current endorsement coursework or to wait until April for the competency-based endorsement to be released.  The GFL endorsement requirements go into effect this fall 2016.  This means that anyone assigned to teach GFL will need to be on a state-approved endorsement plan or have the GFL endorsement completed.

I am happy to answer any questions and provide any information that I can for you.  I will be working closely with the GFL competency-based endorsement committee as we proceed in this work.  Thank you for your efforts with Utah's students and for the important work you do.

Thalea Longhurst
State Director, Career, Technical & Adult Education | UTAH STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
250 East 500 South | PO Box 144200 | Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
*  801-538-7889     * thalea.longhurst at schools.utah.gov

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