Director: Peggy Saunders
Location: McKay Education Building, Room 235
Telephone Contact: Lynda Goucher 801-626-6278
Web site: weber.edu/meduc
The mission of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) program is to extend the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes of educators in schools, business, industry, and higher education through advancing the theoretical and practical applications of curriculum and instruction. The program is approved the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The MEd program with the organizing theme of Teacher as Reflective Practitioner is practice-oriented, and the purposes, processes, outcomes, and evaluation are explicated by a model represented by the acronym TREC: Teachers Reflecting, Engaging, and Collaborating. The components, reflecting, engaging, and collaborating, serve as a framework for organizing course work and program development. The goals of the curriculum reflect an emphasis on preparing master educators who:
- are reflective of their own practices and their impact on students;
- engage students through a variety of strategies to ensure growth in knowledge and learning processes that they might become independent life-time learners;
- collaborate with peers and students in learning communities;
- engage in research to improve educational practices and those of peers.
In cooperation with the university, the program provides avenues for continuing professional development and continual learning for university faculty as well as students and encourages the university values of teaching, scholarship, and service.
ProgramsMaster of Education