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Education Graduate Studies

Department

Education Graduate Studies

  • Dean: Parker Fawson
  • Office: ME 117b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8006

  • Associate Dean:
    Stan Harward
  • Office: ME 112a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6571

  • Assistant to Dean:
    Wendi Hillman
  • Office: ME 117
  • Telephone: 801-863-6543
 
 

Master of Education

  • Coordinator of Graduate Studies: Mary Sowder
  • Office: ME 116c
  • Telephone: 801-863-6723

  • Advisor:
    Rick Dumont
  • Office: ME 114b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8217

Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at Utah Valley University is an applied master’s degree aimed at building the instructional skill and professional competency of teachers. The goal is to enable participants to become more proficient in selecting optimum, research-based, curriculum design strategies that best apply to specific teaching situations.

There are three options within the Curriculum and Instruction Degree:

      1. Models of Instruction
      2. English as a Second Language (ESL)
      3. Elementary Mathematics or
      4. Educational Technology

The M.Ed. degree focuses on a project action research in teaching and learning that is the culminating activity in the program. Students use appropriate research methods to produce a report on a project aligned with their specific teaching interests.

While core coursework is required of all participants in research, theory, content, and in one of the program options (educational technology, elementary mathematics, instructional models or ESL issues), students may select to complete their final project for any of the teaching content areas accepted by the Utah State Office of Education for either elementary education or secondary education. This breadth includes any of the following content areas, (a) fine arts, (b) foreign language, (c) health, P.E. (d) mathematics, (e) language arts, (f) science, (g) social studies, (h) business education or (i) technology. These content areas allow students to tailor their program to their academic interests and desired skill development.

Participants enter the M.Ed. program in cohorts and progress through the degree program in a group. While the culminating applied instructional project is unique to each student, some course work and many class activities are done in collaboration with fellow students. The learning outcomes are enhanced by having opportunities for students to work together and grow as a result of shared intellectual challenges.

The M.Ed. requires 30-36 semester hours of graduate course work and completion of a culminating applied instructional project. Completion of the graduate instructional project is a necessary part of the program in order for the student to demonstrate competence at the graduate level.

Admission & Retention

Application to the Program

Applicants should complete an online graduate application by following the application link on the UVU Web site and follow all instructions for graduate application and admission. Applications and application fees must be received by March 31 for consideration for summer semester. Students in the M.Ed. program begin with full-time coursework in the summers and part-time enrollment in the fall and spring semesters.

Required support materials received after the application deadline will delay processing of the application. The School of Education Graduate Screening Committee reviews applications and schedules interviews for applicants meeting minimum admission requirements. The Coordinator of Graduate Studies for the School of Education notifies all applicants in writing of the admission decision. The University cannot guarantee a response on or before a specific date. All admission materials become the property of UVU and will not be returned to the applicant.

Reapplication

If an applicant is not admitted, s/he may reapply. All current admission requirements at the time of application must be met.

Satisfactory Progress

Continuation in the Master of Education program is determined by: (1) satisfactory progress (B- or higher) in all courses and (2) faculty committee chair and the graduate admission and retention committee recommendation.

Academic Probation

A student can be recommended for academic probation for the following reason(s): (1) Failure to meet the scholarship requirements of the Graduate Program of an overall GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher, with no individual course grade lower than B-; (2) Failure to complete prescribed courses; and/or (3) Failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Dismissal from the Program

A student can be dismissed from the Master of Education program for the following reason(s):

      1. Academic dishonesty;
      2. Continued failure to meet academic standards; and/or
      3. Continued failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Courses

Admission to the master’s program or permission of the Dean of the School of Education is required for enrollment in the Master of Education courses.

 
 
2014-15 Graduate--Tuition and General Fee Schedule
RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 127.50 26.00 153.50 0.5 389.50 26.00 415.50
1.0 255.00 52.00 307.00 1.0 779.00 52.00 831.00
1.5 382.50 78.00 460.50 1.5 1,168.50 78.00 1,246.50
2.0 510.00 104.00 614.00 2.0 1,558.00 104.00 1,662.00
2.5 637.50 130.00 767.50 2.5 1,947.50 130.00 2,077.50
3.0 765.00 156.00 921.00 3.0 2,337.00 156.00 2,493.00
3.5 892.50 182.00 1,074.50 3.5 2,726.50 182.00 2,908.50
4.0 1,020.00 208.00 1,228.00 4.0 3,116.00 208.00 3,324.00
4.5 1,147.50 234.00 1,381.50 4.5 3,505.50 234.00 3,739.50
5.0 1,275.00 260.00 1,535.00 5.0 3,895.00 260.00 4,155.00
5.5 1,402.50 286.00 1,688.50 5.5 4,284.50 286.00 4,570.50
6.0 1,530.00 312.00 1,842.00 6.0 4,674.00 312.00 4,986.00
6.5 1,657.50 338.00 1,995.50 6.5 5,063.50 338.00 5,401.50
7.0 1,785.00 364.00 2,149.00 7.0 5,453.00 364.00 5,817.00
7.5 1,912.50 364.00 2,276.50 7.5 5,842.50 364.00 6,206.50
8.0 2,040.00 364.00 2,404.00 8.0 6,232.00 364.00 6,596.00
8.5 2,167.50 364.00 2,531.50 8.5 6,621.50 364.00 6,985.50
9.0 2,295.00 364.00 2,659.00 9.0 7,011.00 364.00 7,375.00
9.5 2,422.50 364.00 2,786.50 9.5 7,400.50 364.00 7,764.50
10.0 2,550.00 364.00 2,914.00 10.0 7,790.00 364.00 8,154.00
10.5 2,677.50 364.00 3,041.50 10.5 8,179.50 364.00 8,543.50
11.0 2,805.00 364.00 3,169.00 11.0 8,569.00 364.00 8,933.00
11.5 2,932.50 364.00 3,296.50 11.5 8,958.50 364.00 9,322.50
12.0 3,060.00 364.00 3,424.00 12.0 9,348.00 364.00 9,712.00
For each credit hour over 12, $255 per credit hour will be assessed for residents and $779 per credit hour for non-residents
 
 

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