Master of Education

Program Description

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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. 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.

Students enrolled in the M.Ed. degree program complete 30-36 credits of study. Twelve of these credits will be earned in core courses in research methods, statistics, and project classes. In addition to the core classes, students choose from one of several specialized sets of options:

* These options provide the coursework requirements for endorsements from the State of Utah on current Utah teaching licenses.

Core coursework in research, theory, and instructional models or ESL issues is required of all participants, however, students select an area of emphasis for their final instructional project according to their interest or area of licensure in K-12 education. The culminating project is unique to each student, but generally course work and many assignments are completed collaboratively as students work and grow together to pursue learning challenges.