Master of Education

Program Description

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.

Currently there are four options for participants:

  • Models of Instruction 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Educational Technology

Note: The ESL, Educational Technology, and Elementary Math options lead to 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, including:

Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Health, P.E.
Language Arts
Social Studies

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.