School of Education
Who It's For
The MED program has a variety of options for both licensed K-12 educators and non-licensed prospect students:
For licensed K-12 educators:
Prestigious National Board Certification
with or without an endorsement. Educators interested in earning one of the endorsements below without a National Board preparation can enroll in:
- Basic Reading Endorsement
- Advanced Reading Endorsement
- English as a Second Language Endorsement
- Special Education second license (K-12 mild-moderate or severe)
For non-licensed prospect students:
- Earn a license for K-12 education check out our Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
- Interested in teaching Adults? Check out the Adult Learning Certificate if you are interested in corporate training, professional development, or higher education.
The Montessori Teacher Education Program
has credential programs at the Early Childhood and Elementary levels.
Students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to engage with classmates in the course material. The experience you bring and your ideas and insights are valuable resources for learning to you and your classmates. A general rule of thumb is to spend two hours doing homework for each hour of class time per week. This level of preparation is essential for the participatory nature of our classes.
The Master of Education program allows students to pursue the prestigious National Board Certification or earn one of five endorsement options. Through this program, you will learn how to successfully address your students' needs and be equipped with the necessary tools to go into one of the most rewarding fields.
- A MAT prepares you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.
- You will have early and frequent hands-on experience in public school classrooms prior to student teaching.
- We strongly believe that small class sizes and active teaching methods are the best way to prepare you for your future careers. \
- Starting salaries for teachers with a Master's Degree in the Salt Lake City area are about $ 4,000 higher than for teachers with a bachelor's degree.
How Long it Takes
Students finish the program in two to three years depending on how many courses they are able to take each semester. Many working adults are able to complete six credit of coursework per semester.
Accreditation Employers Trust
Students pursuing National Board Certification are encouraged to start the program in January.
Students pursuing an Endorsement usually start in May/Summer or Fall semesters, although arrangements can usually be made for a Spring start.
Students pursuing the Adult Learning Certificate or the Traditional MED may start any semester.