SPRING 2020 GRADING INFORMATION

Select your program to see information specific to its requirements.

Elementary Education

Information for Elementary Education Program Students

Regarding Credit/No Credit Grading Option

On Monday, March 30, 2020 Utah Valley University sent you an email entitled “Spring 2020 Grading.”  Based on the unprecedented way the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated universities across the nation, including Utah Valley University, to quickly adapt instruction to alternative-delivery instruction, UVU students are given the option of choosing a letter final grade (A, A-, B+, etc.) or credit/no credit for their classes.  This means that you will make this selection for each course you are taking this semester after you complete all course assignments and requirements for the semester.

You have been provided a link to a university webpage that presents information about grading options, how to decided which option is best for you (including potential consequences), and how to change your grade. Please look at the information provided on that webpage closely! It provides many important issues you should consider before deciding whether to switch to the credit/no credit option for a particular class!

It’s also important that you are aware that what is considered credit or no credit can vary across schools, colleges, and programs within UVU. What credit/no credit will mean for the courses within the School of Education that are part of programs that lead to teacher licensure is that credit will be given for work that would receive a B- or better, and no credit will be given for work that would receive a C+ or lower. This is because there is already a program requirement that these classes are passed with a B- or better in order to continue in the program, and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) requires students to have an overall GPA of 3.0 in their teacher preparation courses to receive a professional teaching license.

Even though a “credit” grade in your courses will allow you to continue in the programs, there are still good reasons to keep the letter grade option. For example, if you are repeating an education class for a higher grade, “credit” will not replace the lower grade and improve your overall GPA. Likewise, if you are working on raising your overall GPA to qualify for program completion and graduation, “credit” will not have any effect on your GPA.

We realize there may be students, because of the sudden alternative-delivery instruction and/or other life challenges, who feel they are in a situation where credit/non-credit may be the best option for a particular class.  If this is the case for you, before you make this choice, we advise you to reach out to your professor(s) for the course(s) that present a particular challenge.

The Credit/No Credit option for this program is possible under a waiver provided by the Utah State Board of Education on April 2, 2020.

 

Early Childhood Education

Information for Early Childhood Program Students

Regarding Credit/No Credit Grading Option

On Monday, March 30, 2020 Utah Valley University sent you an email entitled “Spring 2020 Grading.”  Based on the unprecedented way the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated universities across the nation, including Utah Valley University, to quickly adapt instruction to alternative-delivery instruction, UVU students are given the option of choosing a letter final grade (A, A-, B+, etc.) or credit/no credit for their classes.  This means that you will make this selection for each course you are taking this semester after you complete all course assignments and requirements for the semester.

You have been provided a link to a university webpage that presents information about grading options, how to decided which option is best for you (including potential consequences), and how to change your grade. Please look at the information provided on that webpage closely! It provides many important issues you should consider before deciding whether to switch to the credit/no-credit option for a particular class!

It’s also important that you are aware that what is considered credit or no credit can vary across schools, colleges, and programs within UVU. What credit/no credit will mean for the courses within the Early Childhood program is that credit will be given for work that would receive a C- or better, and no credit will be given for work that would receive a D+ or lower. This is because there are already program requirements for the Associate of Science Degree or the One-Year Certificate of Completion. Early Childhood program courses must be passed with a C- or better to count toward degree completion.

Even though a “credit” grade in your courses will allow you to continue in the programs, there are still good reasons to keep the letter grade option. For example, if you are repeating an education class for a higher grade, “credit” will not replace the lower grade and improve your overall GPA. Likewise, if you are working on raising your overall GPA to qualify for program completion and graduation, “credit” will not have any effect on your GPA.

We realize there may be students, because of the sudden alternative-delivery instruction and/or other life challenges, who feel they are in a situation where credit/non-credit may be the best option for a particular class.  If this is the case for you, before you make this choice, we advise you to reach out to your professor(s) for the course(s) that present a particular challenge.

 

Secondary Education

Information for Secondary Education Program Students

Regarding Credit/No Credit Grading Option

On Monday, March 30, 2020 Utah Valley University sent you an email entitled “Spring 2020 Grading.”  Based on the unprecedented way the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated universities across the nation, including Utah Valley University, to quickly adapt instruction to alternative-delivery instruction, UVU students are given the option of choosing a letter final grade (A, A-, B+, etc.) or credit/no credit for their classes.  This means that you will make this selection for each course you are taking this semester after you complete all course assignments and requirements for the semester.

You have been provided a link to a university webpage that presents information about grading options, how to decided which option is best for you (including potential consequences), and how to change your grade. Please look at the information provided on that webpage closely! It provides many important issues you should consider before deciding whether to switch to the credit/no credit option for a particular class!

It’s also important that you are aware that what is considered credit or no credit can vary across schools, colleges, and programs within UVU. What credit/no credit will mean for the courses within the School of Education that are part of programs that lead to teacher licensure is that credit will be given for work that would receive a B- or better, and no credit will be given for work that would receive a C+ or lower. This is because there is already a program requirement that these classes are passed with a B- or better in order to continue in the program, and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) requires students to have an overall GPA of 3.0 in their teacher preparation courses to receive a professional teaching license.

For your content-area classes, please refer to the relevant college/school for information about how they are handling the credit/no credit situation.

Even though a “credit” grade in your courses will allow you to continue in the programs, there are still good reasons to keep the letter grade option. For example, if you are repeating an education class for a higher grade, “credit” will not replace the lower grade and improve your overall GPA. Likewise, if you are working on raising your overall GPA to qualify for program completion and graduation, “credit” will not have any effect on your GPA.

We realize there may be students, because of the sudden alternative-delivery instruction and/or other life challenges, who feel they are in a situation where credit/no credit may be the best option for a particular class.  If this is the case for you, before you make this choice, we advise you to reach out to your professor(s) for the course(s) that present a particular challenge.

The Credit/No Credit option for this program is possible under a waiver provided by the Utah State Board of Education on April 2, 2020.

 

Special Education

Information for Special Education Program Students

Regarding Credit/No Credit Option

On Monday, March 30, 2020 Utah Valley University sent you an email entitled “Spring 2020 Grading.”  Based on the unprecedented way the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated universities across the nation, including Utah Valley University, to quickly adapt instruction to alternative-delivery instruction, UVU students are given the option of choosing a letter final grade (A, A-, B+, etc.) or credit/no credit for their classes.  This means that you will make this selection for each course you are taking this semester after you complete all course assignments and requirements for the semester.

You have been provided a link to a university webpage that presents information about grading options, how to decided which option is best for you (including potential consequences), and how to change your grade. Please look at the information provided on that webpage closely! It provides many important issues you should consider before deciding whether to switch to the credit/no-credit option for a particular class!

It’s also important that you are aware that what is considered credit or no credit can vary across schools, colleges, and programs within UVU. What credit/no credit will mean for the courses within the School of Education that are part of programs that lead to teacher licensure is that credit will be given for work that would receive a B- or better, and no credit will be given for work that would receive a C+ or lower. This is because there is already a program requirement that these classes are passed with a B- or better in order to continue in the program, and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) requires students to have an overall GPA of 3.0 in their teacher preparation courses to receive a professional teaching license.

Even though a “credit” grade in your courses will allow you to continue in the programs, there are still good reasons to keep the letter grade option. For example, if you are repeating an education class for a higher grade, “credit” will not replace the lower grade and improve your overall GPA. Likewise, if you are working on raising your overall GPA to qualify for program completion and graduation, “credit” will not have any effect on your GPA.

We realize there may be students, because of the sudden alternative-delivery instruction and/or other life challenges, who feel they are in a situation where credit/non-credit may be the best option for a particular class.  If this is the case for you, before you make this choice, we advise you to reach out to your professor(s) for the course(s) that present a particular challenge.

Again, thank you for your continuing effort to complete your studies and graduate with an education degree and professional teaching license. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Bryan Waite • Chair, Department of Secondary Education

Dr. Vessela Ilieva • Dean, School of Education

Kim Fale • Advisor, Secondary Education

The Credit/No Credit option for this program is possible under a waiver provided by the Utah State Board of Education on April 2, 2020.

Physical Education

Information for PETE Program Students

Regarding Credit/No Credit Option

Please refer to information from the Department of Secondary Education regarding the credit/no credit option for EDSC courses.

The following information is specific to PETE courses:

  • Program courses within the PETE major require a C or better. C-, D+, D, D-, or E requires repeating that course. This means a student in a PETE course needs 74% or better for credit.
  • PETE 2220 and PETE 2330 will NOT be offered again since the program is changing, and most one-credit hour PETE courses are being eliminated in the updated program which begins Fall 2020.
  • Before taking a Credit/No Credit grading option, check with your professors outside of PETE to see what is needed for a Credit grade.

The Credit/No Credit option for this program is possible under a waiver provided by the Utah State Board of Education on April 2, 2020.

 

Autism Studies (Minor and Certificate)

Information for Students Enrolled in Autism Courses

Regarding Credit/No Credit Option

Please refer to information from your respective departments regarding the credit/no credit option within your program.

The following information is specific to Autism courses:

If you are pursuing the BCBA or BCaBA credential, DO NOT select Credit/No Credit grading for these classes.  This will negatively impact your ability to apply to take the credentialing exam.  Please talk with your professor or Dr. Carlson if you have any questions.

 

Graduate Studies

Information for School of Education Graduate Students

Regarding Credit/No Credit Grading Option

On Monday, March 30, 2020 Utah Valley University sent you an email entitled “Spring 2020 Grading.”  Based on the unprecedented way the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated universities across the nation, including Utah Valley University, to quickly adapt instruction to alternative-delivery instruction, UVU students are given the option of choosing a letter final grade (A, A-, B+, etc.) or credit/no credit for their classes.  This means that you will make this selection for each course you are taking this semester after you complete all course assignments and requirements for the semester.

You have been provided a link to a university webpage that presents information about grading options, how to decided which option is best for you (including potential consequences), and how to change your grade. Please look at the information provided on that webpage closely! It provides many important issues you should consider before deciding whether to switch to the credit/no-credit option for a particular class!

It’s also important that you are aware that what is considered credit or no credit can vary across schools, colleges, and programs within UVU. What credit/no credit will mean for the courses within the School of Education that are part of programs that lead to teacher licensure is that credit will be given for work that would receive a B- or better, and no credit will be given for work that would receive a C+ or lower. This is because there is already a program requirement that these classes are passed with a B- or better in order to continue in the program.

Even though a “credit” grade in your courses will allow you to continue in the programs, there are still good reasons to keep the letter grade option. For example, if you are repeating an education class for a higher grade, “credit” will not replace the lower grade and improve your overall GPA. Likewise, if you are working on raising your overall GPA to qualify for program completion and graduation, “credit” will not have any effect on your GPA.

We realize there may be students, because of the sudden alternative-delivery instruction and/or other life challenges, who feel they are in a situation where credit/non-credit may be the best option for a particular class.  If this is the case for you, before you make this choice, we advise you to reach out to your professor(s) for the course(s) that present a particular challenge.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) RESPONSE

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the UVU School of Education (SOE) will remain open under modified conditions to reduce possible exposure to students, faculty, and staff.

  1. SOE classes have been modified from face-to-face to online, alternate, or remote instruction.
  2. In-school professional experiences are postponed or adapted given K-12 school closures.
  3. There will be limited staff available on-site in the SOE offices during normal business hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday). 
  4. For the safety of all, and to align with CDC guidance, virtual meetings and contact options are available for all faculty and staff and are preferred to in-person interaction whenever possible.
  5. SOE faculty and staff contact information can be found on the SOE Faculty/Staff page and on the UVU Directory.

If you have any issues getting in contact with our faculty or staff feel free to call our main office number (801) 863-8228 or email us at school_of_education@uvu.edu.

Please refer to uvu.info for the most current information regarding UVU campus as a whole.