Admissions Requirements & Prerequisites

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 educators.  Our goal is to help you gain the research-based knowledge and skills that will enable you to be a leader in the classroom, school, district or higher education institution.

Students enrolled in the M.Ed. program must complete 30 to 36 credits of study.  All students are required to complete course work in research, theory, and instructional models.  Each student must also complete a final instructional project pertaining to their emphasis area.

UVU's M.Ed. courses are offered at two locations:

  1. UVU Main Campus in Orem, UT
  2. Lehi Campus, Lehi, UT
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To be considered for admissions, individuals interested in earning their M.Ed. at UVU must successfully complete all admission criteria*:

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work.
  3. Complete all application requirements.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.

*Additional admission criteria may be required.

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General Overview

Master of Education Info

K-12 Education Leadership

K-12 Leadership Info

Higher Education Leadership

Higher Education Leadership Info

Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership Info

Earned Endorsement Emphasis

Earned Endorsements Info

Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching

Graduate Certificate Info

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis Info

School Counseling

School Counseling Info

Transformative Collaboration

Application Deadlines

K-12 Leadership:

Priority deadline – January 13th

Second deadline – March 17th

Higher Ed Leadership:

Priority deadline – December 2nd 

Second deadline - February 17th


Priority deadline - December 10th

Second deadline - January 10th

Teacher Leadership and Earned Endorsement:

Priority deadline - January 20th

Second deadline - March 24th

Graduate Certificate Secondary Teaching:

Priority deadline - January 27th

Second deadline - April 7th

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Our 2022 information sessions will now be online. For additional information about our programs, please call (801) 863-4911 or email

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Chelsey Beck, M.Ed. Grad 2019



"UVU School of Education's faculty provide a learning environment where you can truly learn concepts that apply to every classroom… The Masters of Education program is fun, challenging, stimulating, and gives you really important skills and tools that can be used in today's 21st century classroom. I felt like I got a program that was tailored to my skill level… The faculty care about their students, and I never felt like I was just a number that was being pushed through the system. I would recommend Utah Valley University's Masters of Education program to any teachers that are looking for chances to learn new skills that will help them be successful in the classroom."