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. Verification of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credits of university coursework
  3. A successful interview with the School of Education Graduate Committee
  4. Three professional letters of recommendation


School Counseling Overview

  1. 51 credits of coursework, including practicum and internship
  2. Six-semester program designed with summer and evening coursework for working educators
  3. Competency-based practicum and internship experiences in elementary and secondary schools

Continuance and Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete all courses with a grade of B- or higher
  2. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Complete all program hours (51 total)
  4. Successfully complete all practicum and internship experiences required by UVU and the USBE
  5. Complete courses and project requirements within five years


Core Requirements

15 Credits
Research Methodology 
3 Credits
Applied Statistics for Education
3 Credits
Master’s Project: Internship
3 Credits
Masters Project 2: Internship
3 Credits
Project I
1 Credits
Project II
1 Credit
Project III
1 Credit

Program Requirements

36 Credits

Ethics & Professional Competencies
3 Credits
School Counseling Concepts and Principles
3 Credits
Theories of Counseling
3 Credits
Techniques of Counseling
3 Credits
3 Credits
Group Therapy
3 Credits
Career Counseling
3 Credits
Human Development
3 Credits
Interventions in Schools
3 Credits
College and Career Readiness
3 Credits
Diversity & Differentiation
3 Credits
Exceptional Students
3 Credits

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