3.0 GPA

Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Scholarships Available



No GRE required.

4-6 Semesters

Full-time - 4 semesters, Part-time - 6 semesters

30 Credit Hours

Cost of Attendance

$359/per credit hour. $10,770 Total

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.

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

You want to be an instructional coach.

You want to be a PLC facilitator.


  • Portrait of Anne PurcellI had been teaching for 15 years and wanted to pursue an instructional coaching position with my district. This degree helped me get the job I wanted and helped me learn how best to help teachers.

    I absolutely loved my professors. I felt the learning activities and assignments really prepared me well to be a mentor and coach. I also felt like I learned so much from my peers as I interacted with them in class.

    A lot of teachers want to go the easy route and get a master’s degree with online universities because it can be completed in a very short amount of time. I'm so glad I didn't do that! I really wanted to learn and UVU didn't disappoint. UVU is an excellent university and one I would recommend to anyone pursuing a higher degree in education."
    Anne Purcell

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.

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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