Jan 27, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog

Master of Education - Educational Foundations and Policy Emphasis (M.Ed.)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Department of Teacher Education

Skip to Program RequirementsSkip Icon
Person IconAssociate Dean/Department Chair
Nichole Wangsgard – ED 325 – (435) 865-8295
Faculty IconFaculty & Staff
Person IconEFP Program Director
Brianne Kramer – ED 308 – (435) 586-7801
Website IconWebsite
Admin Assistant IconProgram Specialist
Tamara Lovell – ED 316 – (435) 865-8759

Program Overview

Supplemental Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements, applicants to the program must also submit the following:

  • Proof of current Utah level I teaching license or equivalent or undergraduate degree and current teaching position for non-public school applicants;
  • Two (2) recommendations from most recent principal and education supervisor (Team Leader, Mentor Teacher, etc.); and
  • Educational Vision Statement of not more than 250 words.

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.

Program Information

  • 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.

Bridge Master’s Elective Credit Option for Undergraduate Students

Up to 12 credits of graduate endorsement coursework may be used as M.Ed. electives. Any of the Bridge coursework must be completed prior to admission into the M.Ed. program. Transfer credits for an endorsement require official transcripts and evidence that the endorsement has been accepted by the USBE.

Any 4 of these 5 courses
EDUC 6600 - Sociology of Education   Fall 3
EDUC 6610 - Educational Policy and Politics   Spring 3
EDUC 6620 - Critical Pedagogy   Spring 3
EDUC 6630 - Democracy and Education   Summer 3
EDUC 6640 - Comparative Education   Summer 3
Total Allowable Credits 12

* All bridge coursework must be taken BEFORE starting the admittance process in the Master’s. Learners fulfill the Master’s admission requirements of two (2) years of teaching and “Currently Teaching” by maintaining a 3.0 GPA through all Bridge coursework. All coursework for the Master’s must be taken within a six (6) year window from the first class taken in the Bridge program to the M.Ed. completion.

Program Requirements

Master of Education - Educational Foundations and Policy Curriculum Summary (33 Credits)

Capstone Requirements (6 Credits)

Educational Foundations and Policy Emphasis Requirements (12 Credits)

Select 12 credits from the following:

Total Credits, M.Ed. Degree: 33


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.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Department of Teacher Education