Programs

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

 

The Professional Elementary Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry level candidates for teaching in elementary education programs grades K-6.

Students successfully completing the UVU professional teacher education program graduation and licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License.

To continue in the teacher education program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, field work, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B- and a program GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

 

The Professional Special Education Teacher Education Program is designed to prepare quality entry-level candidates to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in special education programs grades K-12.

Students who successfully complete the Teacher Education Program graduation and licensure requirements will receive a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Level I Utah Professional Teaching License. Students can choose elective courses to specialize in areas such as Autism Studies or Secondary Special Education Mathematics. 

SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

The Professional Teacher Education Program at Utah Valley University is designed to prepare quality, entry level candidates for teaching in secondary education programs grades 6-12.

All students who matriculate into the professional licensure program must have a major in an approved content area. Students seeking licensure complete a major in that area as well as required coursework in Secondary Education to qualify for a Level I Utah State Professional Educator License. Baccalaureate degrees (BS and BA) are granted through the content area department and licensure is granted through the School of Education.

To continue in the teacher education program, students are expected to maintain all program standards. They must maintain expected levels of competence in all coursework, field work, and student teaching with all course grades at or above a B-. Additionally, teacher candidates are expected to adhere to standards of professionalism as articulated in the UVU Professional Teacher Dispositions document.

MASTER OF EDUCATION

 

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 five options for participants:

* 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.