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Masters of Education, Family Life Education (MEd)


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This Master of Education with an emphasis on Family Life Education is designed for candidates seeking careers in family life and community education, and those seeking a more in-depth study of the historical foundations, policies, and psychology of education and the theory, research, and structure of family life education and family systems in general. Candidates will also integrate the best practices for theory-based program delivery, management, evaluation, and research.

  • Program Code: 5056MED with 5059 Emphasis in Family Life Education
  • CIPC: 190704

Admission Requirements

Family Life Education: This Master of Education with an emphasis on Family Life Education is designed for candidates seeking careers in family life and community education, and those seeking a more in-depth study of the historical foundations, policies, and psychology of education and the theory, research, and structure of family life education and family systems in general. Candidates will complete a project or thesis as a culminating experience. The following items are required:

  1. Admission to Weber State University and application for the GSE Program.
  2. Payment of the GSE program application fee.
  3. Verification of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  5. Recommendation forms (3).
  6. Minimum GPA of 3.00 either cumulative or on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of approved undergraduate/graduate coursework.
  7. Writing proficiency assessment with a minimum score of 4 out of 6.
  8. Interview with Graduate Studies in Education faculty members with a score of 4 out of 6.

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 or Duolingo 120.
  • 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.

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 foundation 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


The 36 credit-hour program of study consists of 9 credit-hours foundation requirement, 18 credit-hours professional core requirement, and 6 credit-hours to complete a master’s project/thesis.

Elective (3)


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.

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