Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Master of Education with Administrative/Supervisory License (M.Ed. LEAD)

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Program Summary

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development’s Graduate Studies in Education programs have been tailored to meet the needs of practicing educators who desire to advance their educational training and expertise. The programs provide multiple distance, face-to-face, and blended learning opportunities for individuals who desire to obtain a Master of Education Degree and/or an Educational Leadership License. The College’s Leadership in Education and Administrative Development (M.Ed. LEAD) Program has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) through October 2022. For a non-degreed licensure program of study, see Administrative/Supervisory License Leadership in Education & Administrative Development (LEAD) .

Program Learning Outcomes


  • Establish high and measurable expectations for all students and educators.
  • Facilitate a process of creating a shared vision, mission, and goals.
  • Sustain strong organizational commitment to vision, mission and goals aimed at continuous improvement.


  • Sustain strong organizational commitment to vision, mission and goals aimed at continuous improvement.
  • Require all educators to know and use Utah Core Standards, and current Utah Effective Teaching Standards.
  • Implement appropriate systems of assessment and accountability.


  • Distribute responsibilities and supervise ongoing management structures and practices to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Strategically allocate and align human, fiscal, technological, and physical resources.
  • Protect the well-being and safety of students and staff.


  • Collaborate with families and diverse community stakeholders to extend programs, services, and outreach.
  • Respond and contribute to community interests and needs.
  • Maximize shared school and community resources to provide essential services for students and families.


  • Demonstrate appropriate, ethical, and legal behavior expected by the profession.
  • Examine personal assumptions, values, beliefs, cultural competencies, and practices in service of a shared vision, mission, and goals for student learning.
  • Perform the work required for high levels of personal effective leadership performance, including acquiring new capacities needed to fulfill responsibilities.


  • Demonstrate active participation in the school’s local community.
  • Contribute to the larger arena of educational policy making.
  • Increase the effectiveness of the school community’s efforts to improve education.

Program Information

  • Master’s degree and Licensure programs must be completed within six (6) years of beginning coursework after admission. Credits earned before admission to the program may be no older than 10 years at the time of program completion.
  • 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 semester. At the end of the probationary semester, if the GPA is not a 3.0, the student will be dropped from the program. A “B-” grade or below is considered a failing grade. If a student earns a “B-” 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” grade. 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 five-year period has passed.
  • Graduate students must display professional dispositions, including, but not limited to, academic integrity, throughout their course of study. Student performance reviews occur routinely during graduate faculty meetings, where concerns regarding student dispositions are discussed. If warranted, concerns will be addressed through various means that may require action from the student before continuing in the program.

Education with Administrative/Supervisory License Curriculum (36 Credits)

Track A - Utah Administrative/Supervisory Program

Total Credits, M.Ed. Degree: 36

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