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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)


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Admission Requirements

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

The following items are required for the MEd only:

  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 attended.
  5. Completed MEd recommendation forms (3).
  6. Minimum GPA of 3.25 either cumulative or 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 400 on the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) or 152 on the Verbal Reasoning and 145 on the Quantitative Reasoning portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  Students with GPAs below 3.00 will not be considered for the program.
  7. Writing proficiency assessment.
  8. Interview with Teacher Education faculty members.
  9. 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 International Students

  • Please seek advisement/assistance from WSU’s International Student and Scholar Center at 801-626-6853 or sis@weber.edu
  • TOEFL score of 223 (computer-based) or 85 (internet-based) or IELTS 6.5.
  • Oral language proficiency assessment.
  • Weber State University-accepted bachelor’s degree.
  • Courses evaluated into the equivalent of American credits and letter grades.
  • Contact WSU International Student Services Office and submission of a WSU International Student Application and a Graduate Financial Guarantee form.
  • If the overall GPA is lower than 3.25 but better than a 3.0, or if 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 145 on the Quantitative Reasoning, 152 on the Verbal Reasoning, and 4 on the Analytical Writing portions.  Students with GPAs below 3.00 will not be considered for the program.  All degree requirements must be completed within a six-year timeline based on the first semester of coursework.

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 classes.  Coursework in which Ds, Es, or UWs are earned is unacceptable and could result in removal from the program if the problem persists.

Course Requirements for MEd


The 36 hour program of study consists of a 22-hour professional core requirement and 14 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/thesis, which is an application of knowledge and skills.

Professional Education Core Requirements (22 credit hours)


Electives (14 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, gifted and talented, ESL, or ESL/dual language. 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.

Optional Electives for the Early Childhood Coaching Credential*