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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)


Admission Requirements

The MEd program is selective with a limited number of openings available for qualified students. Admission deadlines are January 15 for Summer and Fall Semesters, and September 15 for Spring Semester. For additional information contact the Master of Education office, (801) 626-6278.

The following are required:

  1. Admission to Weber State University and application for the MEd Program.
  2. Payment of the MEd program application fee.
  3. Verification of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions.
  5. Completed MEd recommendation forms (3).
  6. Minimum GPA of 3.25 on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of approved undergraduate/graduate course work.
    or
    Minimum GPA of 3.00 to 3.24 on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) and a minimum score of either 396 on the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) or 480 each on the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  7. Interview with Teacher Education faculty members.
  8. Writing proficiency assessment.
  9. Technology proficiency assessment.
  10. Attendance at a new-student orientation session prior to beginning the MEd program.
  11. Provisional admittance (first 21 hours).

Note: It is recommended applicants have an equivalent of one year’s full-time professional teaching experience.

Additional Requirements for Licensure Candidates

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. (For Secondary Licensure Candidates the degree must be in a recognized content major—a discipline taught in Utah secondary schools and for which WSU can recommend you for licensure).
  2. Praxis II [subject-area test(s)].
  3. Fingerprinting and background check.

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) or IELTS 6.0.
  • Oral language proficiency assessment.
  • Weber State University-accepted Bachelor’s degree.
  • Courses evaluated into the equivalent of American credits and letter grades.
  • If the overall GPA is lower than 3.25, and the evaluated transcript cannot be calculated for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of course work, the Graduate Record Examination must be taken with a minimum score of 480 each on the Quantitative and Analytical portions.

GPA Requirements for all MEd Students

Following admission to the MEd program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Students must earn at least a B- in all core and licensure classes.

Course Requirements for MEd


The 36 hour program of study consists of a 21-hour professional core requirement and 15 hours of graduate committee-approved professional education electives and/or courses in the student’s discipline. A portion of the core requirement is the completion of a Master’s project, an application of knowledge and skills.

Professional Education Core Requirements (21 credit hours)


Electives (15 credit hours)


Electives must be graduate level (i.e. 6000 level credit) and may be selected from offerings in professional education, discipline areas, or specialized courses leading to endorsements in reading, special education, gifted and talented, ESL, or ESL/bilingual. At the present time Weber State offers graduate level content courses in English, HPHP, math, history, science, NTM, and foreign language. The graduate office has listings of approved elective courses and endorsement requirements.

Secondary Licensure Track


MEd Course Requirements for Secondary Licensure


Note:

If a methods course is available in your content major, you are required to take it.

Field Experience with Supervision


(These credits do not count towards a master’s degree, but are part of the requirements for licensure.)

If currently teaching on a provisional license

OR

If not currently teaching

Note:

Successful completion of the above coursework and field work will result in a recommendation for the Utah Level 1 Secondary License.

Course Requirements for MEd (Secondary Licensure Track)


The 36 hour program of study consists of 16 hours of licensure courses, 14 hours of additional professional MEd core requirements and 6 hours of graduate committee-approved professional education electives and/or courses in the student’s discipline. A portion of the core requirement is the completion of a Master’s project, an application of knowledge and skills.

Professional Education Core Requirements (14 credit hours)


Electives (6 credit hours)


Electives must be graduate level (i.e. 6000 level credit), and may be selected from offerings in professional education, discipline areas, or specialized courses leading to endorsements in reading, special education, gifted and talented, ESL, or ESL/bilingual. The graduate office has listings of approved elective courses and endorsement requirements.

Note:


If a methods course is available in your content major, you are required to take it.

It is recommended that students take a graduate level content methods course in their content major. WSU offers methods courses in English, HPHP, math, history, science, and foreign language.

Elementary Education Licensure Track


MEd Course Requirements for Elementary Licensure


Mentoring and Supervision


These credits do not count towards a master’s degree, but are part of the requirements for licensure.

Option 1 (If currently teaching on a provision license)

  • EDUC 5860 - Practicum in Education (1-4) (2+2)
  • (Mentoring, supervision, and coaching support will be given for two semesters: 2 credits each semester with a minimum of 4 credit hours)

Option 2 (If not currently teaching)

Note:


Successful completion of the above course work and field work will result in recommendation for the Utah Level 1 Elementary License.

Course Requirements for MEd (Elementary Licensure Track)


The 37 hour program of study consists of 21 hours of licensure courses and 16 hours of additional professional core requirements. A portion of the core requirement is the completion of a Master’s project, an application of knowledge and skills.

Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Licensure Track


MEd Course Requirements for Special Education Licensure


Field Experience with Supervision


(These credits do not count towards a master’s degree, but are part of the requirements for licensure.)

Note:


Successful completion of the above coursework and field work will result in a recommendation for the Utah Level 1 Special Education (mild-mod) License.

Course Requirements for MEd (Special Education Licensure Track)


The 44 hour program of study consists of 30 hours of licensure courses and 14 hours of additional professional MEd core requirements. A portion of the core requirement is the completion of a Master’s project, an application of knowledge and skills.