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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 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).
  7. Writing proficiency assessment.
  8. Interview with Teacher Education faculty members.
  9. Attendance at a new-student orientation session prior to beginning the MEd program.
  10. Provisional admittance (first 21 hours).

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

Requirements for Licensure Candidates

  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 university.
    • For Secondary Licensure Candidates: the degree must be in a recognized content major (or equivalent coursework) in a discipline taught in Utah secondary schools and for which WSU can recommend you for licensure.
    • For Elementary and Special Education Licensure Candidates:  A Content Course Eligibility Checklist must be completed by the director or administrative assistant of the MED program, and all deficient undergraduate coursework must be completed prior to beginning the licensure program.
  4. Official transcripts form all institutions attended.
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from all institutions attended.
  5. Completed MEd recommendation forms (3).
  6. Take and pass the Praxis II [subject-area test(s)] as required by the Utah State Office of Education [USOE].
  7. Take and pass a background check through USOE and obtain a CACTUS number.
  8. Participate in and pass the group interview process conducted by the Teacher Education Dept.

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, 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 145 and 152 respectively on the Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning 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.  Coursework in which Ds, Es, or UWs are earned is unacceptable and could result in removal from the program if the problem persists.

  • Program Code: 5006MED
  • CIPC: 131202

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*


Secondary Licensure Track


MEd Course Requirements for Secondary Licensure


Note:

At least one content-area methods course is required!

If methods course(s) is/are available in your content major, you are required to take and pass it. It is recommended that students take a graduate level content methods course in their content major; however if no graduate level courses are offered, then the undergraduate courses must be taken. Please meet with the MEd Director for credit accommodations if the courses are undergraduate courses. If certain conditions are met, the undergraduate courses can count towards elective credits in the MEd program.

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 Secondary License.

Course Requirements for Completing MEd Degree (after completing the Secondary Licensure Track)


The 36 hour program of study consists of 17 hours of licensure courses, 15 hours of additional professional MEd core requirements and 4 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 (15 credit hours)


Electives (4 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.  Content methods courses completed for license and taken at the graduate level will count as electives for the degree.

Elementary Education Licensure Track


MEd Course Requirements for Elementary 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 course work and field work will result in recommendation for the Utah Level 1 Elementary License.

Course Requirements for Completing MEd Degree (after completing the Elementary Licensure Track)


The 37 hour program of study consists of 20 hours of licensure courses and 17 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


(Due to extensive redesign of coursework/program during Fall Semester, 2015, this licensure track will offer only minimal coursework during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Please see the special education advisor or the MEd program director for advisement.)

Professional Education Core Requirements (16 credit hours)


(Only available to those who completed their special education license through the MEd program prior to spring, 2015.)

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