3.0 GPA

Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Hybrid Classes

Limited basis, majority of courses are offered in person.


No GRE required.

TOFEL iBT 80; IELTS 6.5+

Four Semesters

30 Credit Hours - Teacher Leadership
38 Credit Hours- Secondary Teaching

Cost of Attendance

$981/credit hour
$29,340 - Teacher Leadership

$37,278  - Secondary Teaching

Why This Program Is For You

UVU’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership is designed for practicing teachers who want to enhance their practice at the school, district, and community levels. This program reviews innovative instructional strategies, effective use of assessments for and of learning, and responsive curriculum design. It also prepares teachers to develop a broader understanding of the educational landscape that will help them advocate for effective and responsible policies for PK-12 education.

UVU's Master of Education in Secondary Teaching provides qualified teacher candidates support, supervision, and evaluation. Students will be able to demonstrate the competencies required by the the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) for secondary teacher licensure in one of 17 content areas approved by USBE. Individuals already holding an earned Bachelor’s degree in one of these content  areas may earn a teaching license while pursuing their Master's degree.

You want to be a mentor to new teachers, interns or student teachers.

You want to be an instructional coach or a PLC facilitator.

You want to be a Secondary Education teacher.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

To be considered for admission, 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.

Cost of Living in UT - $14,000 per year; About $20,000 for four semesters.

Teaching License in Utah – If you have a valid teaching license in your home country, you can transfer it to a Utah teaching license.

Transfer Credits: 1/3 of courses (9 credits) from any accredited graduate programs in your home country may be transferred.

Residential Requirements: 2/3 of courses (21 credits) must be taken at UVU. You must take three courses (9 credits) for two consecutive semesters to secure your visa status as an international student.

All requirements for international admission.

About the Curriculum

The Teacher Leadership Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. offers a comprehensive curriculum to enhance their teaching and mentoring at the school, district, and community levels. This emphasis reviews innovative instructional strategies, effective use of assessments for learning, and responsive curriculum design. 

Students have the flexibility to choose either a full-time (4 semesters) or a part-time (6 semesters) schedule, typically starting the program in Summer.  For the full-time track, coursework is typically offered three days a week (TWR) at 5-8 pm. For the part-time track, students take one or two courses each semester. The curriculum aligns with the AAQEP accreditation learning standards and the Utah Effective Teaching Standards.

About the Master's Project as a Capstone

Near the end of the program, students complete a Capstone Project to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they've gained in the program and illustrate how prepared they are to lead their professional learning communities and to become a teacher leader/mentor.   

Students have three options for their master’s project:

  1. A learning segment designed to advance teaching and learning
  2. A professional development addressing/intervening an educational issue
  3. A typical action research in education.

For more information contact Graduate Studies Academic Advisor:

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