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Graduate Studies in Education

We are a team of experienced faculty who support the professional development of teachers in diverse learning contexts. Our Mission is to promote equitable learning spaces for all, encourage practitioner-researchers who fully participate in decision-making processes to resolve their school’s and students’ needs, and mentor educational leaders who transform schools and shape tomorrow’s society.

We value professional personal and community relationships, innovation and creativity, experiential learning, and inclusivity and equity.

How This Program Has Helped Teachers

"Our classroom community has boomed! Students were so excited to help [with my study] and were so supportive. The lessons we used helped students who normally would not share, willingly participate."

Xiomara Ruiz, Elementary 3-5 Teacher

"I feel I became so much closer and more invested in my students and their academic and emotional success!"

Elizabeth Wittwer, K-2 Teacher

Best Accredited College Best College 2023 Best Accredited Colleges has ranked Southern Utah University #10 for Best Online Master's in Education Programs. Visit their site for complete rankings. We are honored by this ranking, as hundreds of institutions nationwide are evaluated. Our quality of education, faculty, campus resources have led to this ranking. Congratulations to the entire program!


  • Evidence of current educational position (e.g. Verification of employment, current teaching license, or reach out to Tammy Lovell for other options).

  • For Pre-K12 teachers: All applicants must be currently teaching. Those applying for the M.Ed. with SPED Emphasis must hold a current Utah teaching license in order to be recommended for a Utah SPED license. Applicants from Utah may submit a screen shot of the Credentials tab of the CACTUS report. Valid teaching licenses from other states/countries can be submitted. Information may be faxed to (435) 865-8485.

  • One recommendation from a principal/administrator/other supervisor. When completing an online application, an email address for the reference is required. A recommendation form will be generated and emailed to that reference. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify SUU has received information from the reference.

  • Writing Prompt.

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Each masters degree has a practitioner research capstone study. This study is conducted in your work setting. For more insight into our programs check out examples of prior studies. Questions about this study can be directed to the Graduate Program Administrator or Director.