Master of Education

SUU's M.Ed. is an online program open to all individuals who are currently in a teaching capacity. Prospective students can enroll in the program in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, and required coursework can be completed in as few as three semesters.

We have multiple emphases available for you to choose from:

Please note: Courses that do not reach enrollment of 10 may not run, and students may be given the option to join another section, or take the course in the next semester the course is offered.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Provide official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended. If degree was from SUU, a copy of transcript is not required. Official transcripts must bear the institution's seal, registrar's signature, and (chose one):
    • Mailed directly from institution in sealed envelope.
    • Mailed from applicant in an envelope with sealed envelope from institution (the institution envelope may not be opened or tampered with).
    • Hand delivered in institution's sealed envelope without being opened or tampered with.
    • Submitted as electronic transcripts from Utah institutions through the Clearinghouse or Parchment
    • Faxed transcripts are NOT accepted
    • Copies of official transcripts are NOT accepted.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher calculated off the last 60 semester hours of course work.
  3. All applicants must participate in a program orientation.

    Master's Orientation 
  4. Evidence of Current Teaching Assignment (e.g. Verification of employment, current teaching license, or reach out to Tammy Lovell for other options)
    1. For Pre-K12 teachers: All applicants must be in a current teaching position. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Writing Prompt

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer semester - May 1
  • Fall semester - August 15
  • Spring semester - December 15

Elective/Transfer Credits

Based on SUU credit transfer policies, in some situations, graduate level coursework earned towards a teaching endorsement may be used as elective credit towards the M.Ed.

Review of transcripts and other documentation (Utah Cactus records, etc.) submitted during the application process is required to determine the number, if any, of credits accepted.

Twelve credits of a 5000-level completed endorsement may be considered towards the electives in the Master’s program. SUU administers, through its partners, the following endorsements:

  • ESL
  • Educational Technology
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Library Media (in partnership with the SUU Library)
  • STEM
  • Early Childhood

Please contact our K12 Director,, for more information on available endorsements. UEN administers other endorsements that may be considered, please contact program specialist for more information.

Other Important Information

Thesis: All M.Ed. students complete a Practitioner Research study. In order to complete this Study, students must be currently working in an educational setting. Example Theses from prior years are linked below, along with the program handbook.

Travel Funding: As part of your program, you are encouraged to share your research. The department and SUU has available funding to support travel to conferences or attendance at professional development opportunities related to the program. Reach out to a faculty member in the Education department or more funding opportunities from the Graduate Studies Department.

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