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Master of Education - Educational Technology Emphasis, M.Ed.

Requirements

The Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) at Utah Valley University is an applied master’s program aimed at building the instructional skills and professional competency of teachers. Currently there are seven emphases for participants: Applied Behavioral Analysis; Educational Technology, Elementary Mathematics; Elementary STEM, English as a Second Language (ESL), Reading I, and Teacher Leadership. The M.Ed. program emphasizes coursework that prepares teachers to become instructional leaders, with classes in advanced pedagogy, subject matter content, curriculum design, and assessment. Core coursework in research methods is required of participants in all options, however, students select a topic for a culminating project according to their interest or area of licensure in K-12 education.

Total Program Credits: 30

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Application for admission.
  2. Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  3. Graduate Records Exam (GRE) with a verbal and quantitative score at or above the 40th percentile.
  4. Overall grade point average in undergraduate work of 3.2 or higher or have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the last 60 semester hours of college or university credit.
  5. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.
  6. Three professional letters of recommendation.

Preference will be given to individuals who have at least one year of successful teaching experience in grades K-12. A one-year internship will count as the preferred year of successful teaching.
Preference will be given to practicing teachers who have access to an established classroom.

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
  EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
  EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
  EDUC 6200 Masters Project 3
  EDUC 6910 Project I 1
  EDUC 6920 Project II 1
  EDUC 693R Project III 1
Emphasis Requirements: 18 Credits
Students may transfer up to 12 credits from 5000 level courses taken in this area of study; however, 24 additional credits of master's level courses would be required. Please contact your advisor for more information.
  EDUC 6080 Cognition, Education, and Technology 3
  EDUC 6081 Instruction, Curriculum and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age 3
  EDUC 6082 Designing and Producing Media for Instruction 3
  EDUC 6083 Digital Models of Instruction  3
  EDUC 6084 Universal Design for Learning 3
  EDUC 6085 Digital Course Design Capstone 3

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all courses with a grade of B- or better with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Graduate project proposal accepted by School of Education Graduate Committee.
  3. Graduate project completed and accepted by the School of Education Graduate Committee.
  4. Courses and project requirements must be finished within a five year period. No courses will apply toward graduation that are older than five years.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6083 Digital Models of Instruction 3
EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
EDUC 6081 Instruction, Curriculum & Educational Leadership in the Digital Age 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6200 Master's Project 3
EDUC 6910 Project I 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6084 Universal Design for Learning 3
EDUC 6920 Project II 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6082 Designing and Producing Media for Instruction 3
EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6080 Cognition, Education and Technology 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6085 Digital Course Design Capstone 1
EDUC 693R Project III 3
  Semester total: 4
  Degree total: 30

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 Dean: Vessela Ilieva
  • Office: ME 130b
  • Telephone: 801-863-5183
  • Assistant to Dean: Wendi Hillman
  • Office: ME 117
  • Telephone: 801-863-6543
 
 

Master of Education

  • Director of Graduate Studies: Mary Sowder
  • Office: ME 116c
  • Telephone: 801-863-8228
  • Email:  Mary.Sowder@uvu.edu
  • Coordinator of Endorsement Program: John Allan
  • Telephone: 801-863-7614
  • Email:  john.allan@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact: Connie Wright
  • Telephone: 801-863-8228
  • Email:  wrightco@uvu.edu
  • Advisor: Kim Fale
  • Office: ME 114b
  • Telephone: 801-863-5184
  • Email:  kim.fale@uvu.edu

 

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 currently seven emphases in the Master of Education Degree:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Elementary STEM
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Reading I
  • Teacher Leadership

The M.Ed. requires 30-33 semester hours of graduate course work and completion of a culminating applied instructional project tailored to the particular interests of program participants. 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.

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 Director 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.

Reapplicatio

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

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.

 
 
2017-18 Graduate--Tuition and General Fee Schedule
RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 139.50 17.50 157.00 0.5 425.00 17.50 442.50
1.0 279.00 35.00 314.00 1.0 850.00 35.00 865.00
1.5 418.50 52.50 471.00 1.5 1,275.00 52.50 1,327.50
2.0 558.00 70.00 628.00 2.0 1,700.00 70.00 1,770.00
2.5 697.50 87.50 785.00 2.5 2,125.00 87.50 2,212.50
3.0 837.00 105.00 942.00 3.0 2,550.00 105.00 2,655.00
3.5 976.50 122.50 1,099.90 3.5 2,975.00 122.50 3,097.50
4.0 1,116.00 140.00 1,256.00 4.0 3,400.00 140.00 3,540.00
4.5 1,255.50 157.50 1,413.00 4.5 3,825.00 157.50 3,982.50
5.0 1,395.00 175.00 1,570.00 5.0 4,250.00 175.00 4,425.00
5.5 1,534.50 192.50 1,727.00 5.5 4,675.00 192.50 4,867.50
6.0 1,674.00 210.00 1,884.00 6.0 5,100.00 210.00 5,310.00
6.5 1,813.50 227.50 2,041.00 6.5 5,525.00 227.50 5,752.50
7.0 1,953.00 245.00 2,198.00 7.0 5,950.00 245.00 6,195.00
7.5 2,092.50 262.50 2,355.00 7.5 6,375.00 262.50 6,637.50
8.0 2,232.00 280.00 2,512.00 8.0 6,800.00 280.00 7,080.00
8.5 2,371.50 297.50 2,669.00 8.5 7,225.00 297.50 7,522.50
9.0 2,511.00 315.00 2,826.00 9.0 7,650.00 315.00 7,965.00
9.5 2,650.50 332.50 2,983.00 9.5 8,075.00 332.50 8,407.50
10.0 2,790.00 350.00 3,140.00 10.0 8,500.00 350.00 8,850.00
10.5 2,929.50 350.00 3,279.50 10.5 8,925.00 350.00 9,275.00
11.0 3,069.00 350.00 3,419.00 11.0 9,350.00 350.00 9,700.00
11.5 3,208.50 350.00 3,558.50 11.5 9,775.00 350.00 10,125.00
12.0 3,348.00 350.00 3,698.00 12.0 10,200.00 350.00 10,550.00
12.5 3,487.50 350.00 3,837.50 12.5 10,625.00 350.00 10,975.00
13.0 3,627.00 350.00 3,977.00 13.0 11,050.00 350.00 11,400.00
13.5 3,766.50 350.00 4,116.50 13.5 11,475.00 350.00 11,825.00
14.0 3,906.00 350.00 4,256.00 14.0 11,900.00 350.00 12,250.00
14.5 4,045.50 350.00 4,395.50 14.5 12,325.00 350.00 12,675.00
15.0 4,185.00 350.00 4,535.00 15.0 12,750.00 350.00 13,100.00
15.5 4,324.50 350.00 4,674.50 15.5 13,175.00 350.00 13,525.00
16.0 4,464.00 350.00 4,814.00 16.0 13,600.00 350.00 13,950.00
16.5 4,603.50 350.00 4,953.50 16.5 14,025.00 350.00 14,375.00
17.0 4,743.00 350.00 5,093.00 17.0 14,450.00 350.00 14,800.00
17.5 4,882.50 350.00 5,232.50 17.5 14,875.00 350.00 15,225.00
18.0 5,022.00 350.00 5,372.00 18.0 15,300.00 350.00 15,650.00
18.5 5,161.50 350.00 5,511.50 18.5 15,725.00 350.00 16,075.00
19.0 5,301.00 350.00 5,651.00 19.0 16,150.00 350.00 16,500.00
19.5 5,440.50 350.00 5,790.50 19.5 16,575.00 350.00 16,925.00
20.0 5,580.00 350.00 5,930.00 20.0 17,000.00 350.00 17,350.00
20.5 5,719.50 350.00 6,069.50 20.5 17,425.00 350.00 17,775.00
21.0 5,859.00 350.00 6,209.00 21.0 17,850.00 350.00 18,200.00
21.5 5,998.50 350.00 6,348.50 21.5 18,275.00 350.00 18,625.00
22.0 6,138.00 350.00 6,488.00 22.0 18,700.00 350.00 19,050.00
22.5 6,277.50 350.00 6,627.50 22.5 19,125.00 350.00 19,475.00
23.0 6,417.00 350.00 6,767.00 23.0 19,550.00 350.00 19,900.00
23.5 6,556.50 350.00 6,906.50 23.5 19,975.00 350.00 20,325.00
24.0 6,696.00 350.00 7,046.00 24.0 20,400.00 350.00 20,750.00
24.5 6,835.50 350.00 7,185.50 24.5 20,825.00 350.00 21,175.00
25.0 6,975.00 350.00 7,325.00 25.0 21,250.00 350.00 21,600.00
For each credit hour over 25, $279 per credit hour will be assessed for residents and $850 per credit hour for non-residents
 
 

Faculty

Lorilynn Brandt(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.Ed., Reading and Literacy, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Raquel Cook(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., English Literature, Brigham Young University; M.S., Women’s Studies, Oxford University; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Debora Escalante(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Theatre and Cinematic Arts, M.A., Theatre, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Vessela Ilieva(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Mathematics Education, Utah State University; M.S., Electronics Engineering, Technical University; M.Ed., English as a Second Language, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Sandy Jay(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Elementary Education, Florida State University.

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Mi Kang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., M.Ed., Korean Language and Literature Education, Chonbuk National University; M.S., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Michael Patch(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Department Chair

Department: Education Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Communication, M.Ed., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nevada.

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Nancy Peterson(1997)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Old Dominion University; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Virginia.

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Makenzie Selland(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., English, Spanish, Social Work, Northern Arizona University; M.Ed., Secondary English Education, George Washington University.

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Mary Sowder(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Music, Chapman University; M.S., Computer Education, NOVA Southeastern University; Ph.D., Teacher Education, University of Nevada.

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Elaine Tuft(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Elementary & Early Childhood Education, M.A., Elementary Education, Utah State University; Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Policy, Michigan State University.

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Bryan Waite(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Department Chair

Department: Education Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Spanish, University of Texas; M.A., Spanish Education, Ph.D., Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity, University of Colorado.

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Trevor Warburton(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Mathematics and Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Education, Culture, and Society, University of Utah.

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Careers

While the Master of Education degree program is designed primarily to enhance the skills and understandings of practicing classroom teachers, it also prepares these graduate students for expanded leadership roles at the school, district, or state level in delivering professional development, designing and evaluating curriculum and textbooks, and mentoring novice teachers. A Master of Education degree may also qualify a student as an instructor for teacher preparation courses in a community college or as an adjunct instructor at the undergraduate level in a four-year college or university. Successful completion of this master's degree also provides a valuable foundation for those students who choose to pursue a doctoral degree. Completed coursework in English as a Second Language, Elementary Mathematics, Educational Technology, and the Reading 1 options qualifies students for an endorsement to their existing Utah Teaching Certificate.

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