Master of Education

Learning Today...Leading Tomorrow

Earn more, learn more with a Master of Education degree from UVU.

Teacher education that is relevant, practical, and real.

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.

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.

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2017 for the program. The application is open until the program is full.

Contact the M.Ed. Office today to schedule an appointment to receive answers for your questions and get details about the application process, by calling (801) 863-8228, or by email at graduatestudieseduc@uvu.edu.


Program Outcomes

The M.Ed. program is guided by well-defined and appropriate educational objectives that differ substantially from undergraduate goals in their depth and complexity, and in their requirements for intellectual commitment and professional application. Graduate students are expected to know and be able to perform the following skills.

      • Plan curriculum and design instruction to enhance student learning.
        • Participants demonstrate content knowledge, practice age-appropriate pedagogy, and design curriculum based on standards and knowledge of students’ achievement, development, and background.
      • Engage and support all students in learning.
        • Participants are able to engage all students in the learning process by the use of research-validated instructional strategies.  They accommodate individual student’s needs and differentiate instruction to meet these needs.  They practice professional reflection regarding their own instruction.
      • Assess and evaluate student learning.
        • Participants use multiple sources of formal and informal assessments to verify student learning, inform instruction, and communicate findings to appropriate individuals.
      • Demonstrate professionalism to support student learning
        • Participants understand and act consistently with education laws and uphold the ethical policies of the University.  They establish professional goals, reflect on teaching, and pursue opportunities to grow professionally.

Key program elements are further defined in order to establish a purpose and scope for course work, as listed below.

  • Participants build professional competence that will allow them to design and evaluate curriculum at the school, district, or state level.
  • Participants build competencies for teaching by researching, implementing, and reflecting on models of instruction and instructional strategies.
  • Participants develop proficiencies in selecting appropriate instructional models and methods to address specific learning objectives through lesson design.
  • Participants understand how current research informs educational practice, including student assessment at the school, district, or state level.
  • Participants build fluency in critically evaluating educational research, theory, and practice used in their daily professional work.
  • As a result of maturing through these processes, students identify themselves as scholar educators and reflective practitioners.

Program Emphases

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 emphases:

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

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


Application Process

To apply for the online M.Ed. program:

  1. Please contact our graduate advisor to review admissions requirements for the M.Ed. program.
  2. Complete online application at http://apply.uvu.edu/.
  3. Respond to all admission essay questions.
  4. Provide three letters of recommendation. Name and email address of professional references will be entered in the application.
  5. Send all official university transcripts. If requesting electronic copy from your university, official transcripts must be emailed to etranscriptr@uvu.edu.
  6. Send official GRE test scores. GRE registration is available at www.ets.org/gre.
  7. Submit TOEFL scores (only for applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not earned a degree in the United States).
  8. Pay $45 application fee. (The application and application fee differ for International Students).

The application deadline is March 31st. The School of Education reserves the right to accept applications beyond the deadline, if necessary, in order to achieve a full cohort of qualified applicants.

 

News & Events

Information Session:

Students interested in learning more about the dynamic M.Ed. program at UVU are invited to attend an upcoming information session.

Our next information session will be held on February 7, 2017.

At the info session, you will hear about our dynamic program from current faculty and staff, including details about courses, application deadlines, and prerequisite requirements.