Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for candidates seeking more in-depth knowledge and skill for classroom instruction. In addition to foundation courses, students may select from a variety of electives, including courses leading to license endorsements. Candidates will complete a classroom or school-based project as a culminating experience.
The Master of Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership is designed for candidates seeking administrative positions in K–12 schools and is focused on the Utah Educational Leadership Standards. After completion of an intensive administrative internship, candidates will be eligible to be recommended to the Utah State Board of Education for an administrative/supervisory license.
The Master of Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology is a professional program intended to support educators and educational specialists in schools, business, industry, and higher education by advancing educational technology's theoretical and practical applications. Students will be encouraged to acquire content and practical knowledge about K-12 coding, different educational technologies used in K-12 education in Utah, educative making and analysis of educative data.
Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care
The Master of Education with an emphasis in Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for all early childhood professionals working with diverse young children (birth-8 years), families, and communities. There is a focus on the change in systemic inequities by using emotionally responsive practices and creating learning communities in a relationship-based approach. Inclusive education is conceptualized as central to the work of all early childhood professionals, not only those who work with children with identified disabilities. Candidates will complete a thesis as a culminating experience.
Family Life Education
This Master of Education with an emphasis on Family Life Education is designed for candidates seeking careers in family life and community education, and those seeking a more in-depth study of the historical foundations, policies and psychology of education and the theory, research and structure of family life education and family systems in general. Candidates will also integrate the best practices for theory-based program delivery, management, evaluation, and research.
Higher Education Leadership
The Master of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership is designed for candidates seeking to work in a higher education environment to gain a deep understanding of the roles, mechanisms, and policies that impact higher education. Candidates can select an intensive internship or a site-based research project as a culminating experience.
Sport Coaching Leadership
The Master of Education with an emphasis in Sport Coaching Leadership is a professional program intended to provide sport coaches to acquire content knowledge, sport coaching methodologies and enhance their individual coaching in the area of sport. Students will be encouraged to grow and reflect on their perceptions of sport coaching and the importance of each subject matter in the coaching and learning of their future student-athletes. In addition, students enrolled in this program will be expected to demonstrate effective, entry-level sport coaching in each area. A concentration on “inclusionary” based development and implementation including race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity/gender expression, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, nationality, and athletes with disabilities will be included to build a foundation of skills to maximize learning and potential awareness as a leader in sport.