In addition to the minimum requirements, applicants to the program must also submit the following:
Proof of two (2) years of paid full-time teaching experience;
Proof of current Utah level I teaching license or equivalent or undergraduate degree and current teaching position for non-public school applicants; and
Two (2) recommendations from most recent principal and education supervisor (Team Leader, Mentor Teacher, etc.).
Capstone Project Continuance
All core and elective courses must be completed prior to the Capstone Project.
M.Ed. candidates who do not successfully complete the Capstone requirements (thesis) by the end of the semester in which they registered for their Capstone course must continuously enroll in EDUC 6931 - Capstone Master of Education Seminar (1 Credit) until their Capstone Project has been accepted as complete by program faculty. Candidates should meet with their Thesis Committee Chair for advisement and request to enroll in EDUC 6933 - Practitioner Research II for the semester they will defend their thesis project.
Graduate students must complete their program within six (6) years of matriculation.
All required courses must be passed with a “B” (3.0) or better to be counted in the degree. If a student earns a “B-” (2.7) or below in a course, the course must be retaken. NO OTHER courses may be taken (even concurrently) until the grade has been raised to the minimum “B.” Failure to raise the grade in two (2) subsequent attempts will result in the student being dropped from the program. Students dropped from the program may apply for readmission after a period of five (5) years has passed.
Graduate students must earn a 3.0 GPA each semester. If the overall GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on probation for one (1) semester. At the end of the probationary semester, if the GPA is not at or above 3.0, the student will be dropped from the program.
Master of Education - English as a Second Language Curriculum Summary (33 Credits)
Please note that some students may ultimately earn more credits than listed above for the master’s degree. If the capstone cannot be completed within one (1) semester, students must be enrolled continuously in EDUC 6931 - Capstone Master of Education Seminar until completion.