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Master of Education - Elementary Science Emphasis, M.Ed

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Requirements

The Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) at Utah Valley University is an applied master’s programaimed at building the instructional skills and professional competency of teachers. The Earned Endorsement Emphasis is for teachers who have previously earned an endorsement from the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). The following endorsements are accepted at UVU: Elementary Arts Integration, Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Science, Elementary STEM, English as a Second Language (ESL), Reading I, Gifted & Talented, and Educational Technology. Up to 12 (5000-level) credits from a recently completed endorsement may be applied toward the M.Ed.  Please note - all applicable coursework from the endorsement must be completed within the three years prior to admission to the M.Ed. 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 and endorsement area.

Total Program Credits: 36

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
  EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
  EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
  EDUC 6200 Masters Project 3
  EDUC 691R Project I 1
  EDUC 692R Project II 1
  EDUC 693R Project III 1
Emphasis Requirements: 24 Credits
Students bring in 12 credits from 5000 level courses earned through Elementary Science Endorsement 12
  EDUC 6320 21st Century Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDUC 6330 Diversity and Differentiation in the Classroom 3
  EDUC 6300 Curriculum Design 3
or EDUC 6412 Adult Learning--Theory and Practice  
Choose one of the following 3
  EDUC 6411 Instructional Coaching (undefined)  
  EDUC 6311 Introduction to Exceptional Students (undefined)  
  EDUC 6082 Equitable Technology Integration for Practitioners (3)  

 

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
12 credits from 5000 level courses earned through state endorsement in Elementary STEM 12
EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
EDUC 6320 21st Century Instruction and Assessment 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6200 Masters Project 3
EDUC 691R Project I 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6330 Diversity and Differentiation in the Classroom 3
EDUC 692R Project II 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
EDUC 6300 Curriculum Design 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 693R Project III 1
EDUC 6411 Instructional Coaching 3
  Semester total: 4
  Degree total: 36

Department

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