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Master of Education - Secondary Teaching 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 twelve emphases for participants: Applied Behavioral Analysis; Educational Leadership; Educational Technology; Elementary Mathematics; Elementary STEM, English as a Second Language (ESL), Gifted and Talented Education, Higher Education Leadership, Reading I, School Counseling, Secondary Teaching 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. Overall grade point average in undergraduate work of 3.0 or higher or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester hours of college or university credit.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.
  5. 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 691R Project I 1
  EDUC 692R Project II 1
  EDUC 693R Project III 1
Emphasis Requirements: 18 Credits
  EDUC 6081 Instruction, Curriculum and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age 3
  EDUC 6084 Universal Design for Learning 3
  EDUC 6310 Assessing Educational Practices 3
  EDUC 6320 21st Century Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDUC 6330 Diversity and Differentiation in the Classroom 3
  EDUC 6663 Content Area Reading 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 6081 Instruction, Curriculum & Educational Leadership in the Digital Age 3
EDUC 6084 Universal Design for Learning 3
EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6200 Master's Project 3
EDUC 691R Project I 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6310 Assessing Educational Practices 3
EDUC 692R Project II 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6320 21st Century Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6330 Diversity and Differentiation in the Classroom 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6663 Content Area Reading 1
EDUC 693R Project III 3
  Semester total: 4
  Degree total: 30

Department

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