Program Information


Applicants are expected to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent for international students.
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion of the GRE exam with scores acceptable to the admissions committee.
  • International students must complete the Test Of English as a Foreign Language.

Contact Information

Email Address
Telephone 801-863-8228
Office ME 116
Program Director Mary Sowder
Administrative Assistant Lauriejo Hansen

Kim Fale

Academic Advisor - Master of Education


Phone: 801-863-5184

Important Dates

The application deadline is March 31st for all programs except Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The ABA application deadline is January 31. 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.


Admission to the Master of Education program is a requirement for enrollment in the following courses.

Core Courses: 12 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
EDUC 6200 Master's Project 3
EDUC 6910 Project I 1
EDUC 6920 Project II 1
EDUC 6930 Project III 1

Emphasis I: Teachers as Leaders: 18 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6300 Curriculum Design 3
EDUC 6310 Assessing Educational Practices 3
EDUC 6320 21st Century Teaching & Learning 3
EDUC 6330 Diversity and Differentiation 3
EDUC 6400 Teachers as Leaders 3
EDUC 6410 Contemporary Issues in Education 3

Emphasis II: English as a Second Language: 18 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6340 Methods of Second Language Instruction 3
EDUC 6350 Theories of Second Language Acquisition 3
EDUC 6360 Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 6370 Assessment in English as a Second Language Learner 3
EDUC 6380 Literacy and Linguistics in English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 6390 Family and Community Involvement 3

Emphasis III: Elementary Mathematics: 18 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6500 Teaching K-8 Numbers and Operations 3
EDUC 6510 Teaching K-8 Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning 3
EDUC 6520 Teaching K-8 Algebraic Reasoning 3
EDUC 6530 Teaching K-8 Geometry and Measurement 3
EDUC 6540 Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving 3
EDUC 6550 Teaching K-8 Assessment and Intervention 3

Emphasis IV: Educational Technology: 18 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6080 Cognition, Education, and Technology 3
EDUC 6081 Instruction, Curriculum, and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age 3
EDUC 6082 Designing and Producing Media for Instruction 3
EDUC 6083 Digital Models of Instruction 3
EDUC 6084 Universal Design for Learning 3
EDUC 6085 Digital Course Design Capstone 3
Instruction with Literature and Informational Texts for Children and Young Adults 

Emphasis V: Reading I: 21 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6660 Reading Assessments and Instructional Interventions 3
EDUC 6661 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
EDUC 6662 Instruction Lit Inform Texts for Children and Young Adults  3
EDUC 6663 Content Area Literacy 3
EDUC 6664 Instructional Implications of Literacy Development 3
EDUC 6665 Reading Comprehension Instruction 3
EDUC 6666 Effective Writing Instruction 3

Emphasis VI: Elementary STEM: 18 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6750 Energy in STEM for Elementary Teachers 3
EDUC 6760 Force in STEM for Elementary Teachers 3
EDUC 6770 Matter in STEM for Elementary Teachers 3
EDUC 6780 Nature of Science and Engineering 3
EDUC 6790 STEM Practices 3
EDUC 6540 Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving 3


Emphasis VII: Applied Behavior Analysis: 18 Credits

Course # Course Name Credits
EDUC 6010 ABA Concepts and Principles 3
EDUC 6020 Ethics and Professional Competencies 3
EDUC 6030 Developing and Changing Behaviors 3
EDUC 6040 Measuring and Single Subject Design 3
EDUC 6050 Functional Behavior Assessment and Treatment 3
EDUC 6060 Advanced topics in ABA 3


Course Schedule

Year One

Core Courses (for all) EDUC 6100 Research Methods 3
Teacher Leader EDUC 6320
EDUC 6300
21st Century Teaching

Curriculum Design
EDUC 6340
Theories of 2nd Lang

Methods of 2nd Lang Instruction
Elem Math EDUC 6500
EDUC 6540
Numbers & Operations

Data Analysis

Ed Technology EDUC 6810
EDUC 6830
Instr Curr in Digital Age

Digital Models of Instr

Reading I EDUC 6660
EDUC 6661
Assess & Intervention

Literacy Cognition

Elem STEM EDUC 6540
EDUC 6780
Data Analysis

Sci & Engineering

Core Courses (for all except ABA) EDUC 6200
EDUC 6910
Master's Project
Project 1 (except ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

EDUC 6010
EDUC 6020

EDUC 6200

ABA Concepts, Principles
Ethics & Competencies

Master's Project (ABA)



Core Courses (for all except ABA) EDUC 6920 Project II 1
Teacher Leader EDUC 6330 Diversity Differentiation 3
ESL EDUC 6380 Multicultural Education 3
Elem Math EDUC 6510 Rational Numbers, Proportional Reasoning 3
Ed Technology EDUC 6840 Universal Design 3
Reading I EDUC 6662 Early Literacy Instr 3
Elem STEM EDUC 6750 Energy in STEM 3

EDUC 6030
EDUC 6040

EDUC 6910

Develop & Change Behaviors
Measurement & Single Subject Design

Project I (ABA)



Year Two

Core Courses (for all) EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics 3
Teacher Leader EDUC 6410 Contemporary Issues 3
ESL EDUC 6370 Assess Second Language Learners 3
Elem Math EDUC 6520 Algebraic Reasoning 3
Ed Technology EDUC 6820 Design Produce Media 3
Reading I EDUC 6663 Content Area Literacy 3
Elem STEM EDUC 6760 Force in STEM 3
ABA EDUC 6920 Project II ABA 1
Teacher Leader EDUC 6310 Assessment Educ 3
ESL EDUC 6380 Literacy & Ling in ESL 3
Elem Math EDUC 6530 Geo & Measurement 3
Ed Technology EDUC 6800 Cogn Ed & Tech i3
Reading I EDUC 6665 Reading Comp 3
Elem STEM EDUC 6770 Matter in STEM 3
EDUC 6050
Adv. Topics ABA 
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Project III ABA
Core Courses (for all) EDUC 693R Project III 1
Teacher Leader EDUC 6400 Teacher as Leader 3
ESL EDUC 6390 Family & Community 3
Elem Math EDUC 6550 Assess & Intervention 3
Ed Technology EDUC 6850 Digital Course Design 3
Reading I

EDUC 6666

EDUC 6664

Effective Writing Instr

Instructional Implication of Literacy Development



Elem STEM EDUC 6790 STEM Practices 3


Tuition and student fees are established by the Utah State Board of Regents. The most recent tuition information has been updated beginning Summer 2016 and is viewable on the link below.

Tuition and student fees are subject to change without notice and will be updated as new information is released. Should a tuition increase take place, it is usually applied beginning Summer semester. Historically, tuition increases have been approximately 3%.

We encourage students to take potential tuition changes into consideration when establishing resources for financial aid.

For additional information regarding tuition see

Latest Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Financial aid is available from the federal government to students who qualify. This aid is provided in the form of Unsubsidized Stafford Loans by submitting an application via the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Students may apply for this funding online at after they have completed taxes for the year prior to when they will start their program. For example, a student starting the program in Fall 2017 would complete the FAFSA with information from their 2016 tax return.

For additional information, contact the UVU Financial Aid Department at 801-863-8442.

Non-Resident Waivers

Recent legislation has provided new Non-resident Waivers to students that meet the academic qualifications.

In addition to unsubsidized loans, the federal Graduate PLUS loan is also available to students pursuing a graduate degree. However, before a Graduate PLUS loan can be originated for a graduate student, UVU must calculate the student's Stafford loan eligibility according to the annual and aggregate maximum amounts. We encourage graduate students to accept and maximize their unsubsidized Stafford loans before applying for a Graduate PLUS loan.

More information on Non-Resident Waivers

Additional Options to Help Cover Tuition

There are several resources available online which may provide additional options to help cover the cost of tuition. While UVU does not endorse any particular company, additional funding information may be found at one of the links below.

College Affordability Guide - Extensive financial aid guide including federal aid, public and private loans, payment plans, and more.

Go Grad - Financing Your MBA DegreeComprehensive list of scholarships and resources for writing a successful application.

Graduation Information

Completion of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree requires successful completion of 30 credit hours of coursework within the following restrictions:

  1. Completion of all program requirements within a five (5) year time period.

    Completion of at least 24 graduate credit hours at UVU. Students transferring to the M.Ed. program may only transfer core coursework from regionally accredited institutions in the area of statistics, although a case-by-case review by the School of Education’s Graduate Procedures Committee may provide for acceptance of three additional credit transfers.
  2. Students who already have completed requirements for, and have received an Educational Technology, ESL, Elementary STEM, Reading I, or Elementary Mathematics endorsement to their Utah teaching license, may apply a portion of these earned credits (12) toward a M.Ed. degree at UVU. An additional 24 master’s level core and elective credits are required for the M.Ed. degree.
  3. Completion of all courses with a grade of B- or better.
  4. Acceptance of Graduate project proposal by the student’s Master’s Committee, Master’s Project Oversight Committee, and the Graduate Coordinator.
  5. Completion, defense, and acceptance of a Master’s Project by your Advisory Committee, and approval by the Master’s Project Oversight Committee and the Graduate Coordinator. The culminating Master’s project will be evaluated according to the criteria on a rubric (see Appendix) developed by the Master’s Project Oversight Committee.
  6. Submission of two printed and bound copies of an approved Master’s project.
  7. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 - 36 graduate program credits, including successful completion of required courses (18 -21 credits) and successful completion of courses for either the Models of Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary STEM, Reading I, Elementary Math, or the ESL emphasis (12 credits).

GRE Information

The GRE is offered year-round and tests potential graduate students in four areas:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Skills

Test-takers receive three scores: one each for verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. It is primarily a computer-based test. It can be given on paper, however, if the computer-based test isn't available.

The test costs $205 (USD) worldwide.

Testing location and registration may be found at Test Center and Dates. Test results may be sent directly to UVU by using this school code - 4181.

Preparing for the GRE Exam

Many test preparation resources are available with some being listed below.

  • The official site for the GRE exam is at
  • Self-study with online help tools, or the Official GRE Super Power Pack, may work for motivated individuals who have a clear understanding of their weak spots.
  • Courses taught by skilled instructors are available in many locations. This may be a great option for students who do better in a classroom learning environment and may be completed over a few, short weeks.
  • Online resources provide a level of convenience for students needing additional flexibility in the schedules.