Program Information

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is a 30 credit-hour, two-year program of study, designed primarily for those who want to develop an interdisciplinary framework for understanding contemporary questions of educational policy and practice in primary, secondary, and postsecondary settings. It considers education in its social, cultural, and institutional context, inclusive of districts, schools, teachers, administrators, parents, students, community organizations, community leaders, tribes and nations.

The M.Ed. program in the Department of Education, Culture, and Society seeks individuals with an interest in equity and diversity issues in educational settings inside and outside of schools at the primary, secondary, or postsecondary levels. This includes students who plan to pursue doctoral studies as well as practicing teachers and administrators. The ESL Endorsement through this degree program is intended for students who already have their teaching certification or plan to obtain it. This is because this degree does not include a teaching certification which is required to teach in K-12 settings.

The M.Ed. with Secondary Licensure is a joint program between ECS and the Urban Institute of Teacher Education, designed to prepare and work with teachers to be effective educators for the increasingly diverse classrooms of the Salt Lake region. The required coursework in the program focuses on areas such as family and community partnerships, the meaning and art of teaching and learning in urban contexts, and linguistically diverse classrooms and communities. The goal of this joint program is to provide practical and conceptual frameworks that teachers can use in the classroom to create equitable and academically challenging learning spaces.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) programs are 36-credit hour thesis degrees aimed more toward the acquisition of research skills. "Research" covers a broad range of activities in various kinds of study, including experimental methodology, qualitative or ethnographic methodology, and/or including conceptual or theoretical natures.

The Master's Plus Program for Current Canyons School District teachers with 2+ Years experience.

The Master's Plus Program for all other prospective applicants.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in education is a 69 credit-hour academic degree designed primarily to provide students with the intellectual background and research skills of a scholar. The average period of completion is 5 years. It emphasizes disciplinary training and research methodology, culminating in a dissertation, and is a degree that connotes advanced study in theoretical and research issues.

For information on our degree programs, please contact Amy Wright at 801-587-7814 or amy.wright@utah.edu