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On July 1, 2021 the new Secondary Science Endorsement system that was introduced to district science leaders several times last year came into effect. When you or your school administration log into CACTUS to check on educator licensure status you will notice Secondary Science Endorsement names have changed. If you have questions, please refer to the document, Utah Secondary Science Endorsement Format Changes. This is a living document that describes why the changes occurred and the effects of the changes. If you have questions that aren’t clearly described in the email, please let us know by emailing Jane Harward ( or Tori Johnson ( We would love to hear your questions and add them to the Frequently Asked Questions section of the document.