Teacher Education: Graduate Program

Master of  Education

Teacher Education: Graduate Programs

Master of Education


The Master of Education (MED) Program is the oldest master’s program on the WSU campus.  It began in 1978 as collaboration between WSU and Utah State University; although, all the courses were taught by WSU Teacher Education faculty. In 1988, it became the first stand-alone master’s degree on campus, three years before Weber became a university.  The program caters to practicing teachers, on-campus personnel wishing to pursue a master’s degree, and to people in business and medical fields who teach as part of their jobs.
 
Contact Information
Dr. Peggy J. Saunders 
1351 Edvalson St., Dept. 1306
Ogden, UT 84408
McKay Education Bldg, Rm 224
(801) 626-7673

Graduate Certificates in Teaching

In an effort to help those who already had bachelor’s degrees and wanted to teach, the department added a licensure track for secondary education in 2007 at the post-baccalaureate level. This part of the program was immediately successful.  The following year, due to popular demand, an elementary licensing track and a special education (mild/moderate) licensing track began.  It is estimated that approximately two-thirds of the students admitted each semester are seeking a teaching license. By summer, 2015 all three post-baccalaureate licensing programs were accepted by the Utah Board of Regents as Graduate Certificate programs.
 
The licensing portion of the program gained accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) arm of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on May 21, 2015.  The program is also approved by the Utah State Office of Education.

Because the GCT is a licensing program, all assessment data will be reported in the Teacher Education Department’s annual report. These data are also part of the CAEP report.

Contact Information
Dr. Nadia Wrosch 
1351 Edvalson St., Dept. 1306
Ogden, UT 84408
McKay Education Bldg, Rm 224
(801) 626-7410