Elementary Education: MEdDepartment: School of Teacher Education and Leadership
College: Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
The graduate program in elementary education is designed for people who desire to improve their competencies as educators. The curriculum consists of core principles in teacher education, such as theories of teaching and learning, classroom management, diversity in education, and more.
USU’s elementary education program ranked in the top 10 among teacher education programs for faculty scholarly productivity in 2007's Academic Analytics. The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services ranks in the top 2% of all graduate colleges of education nationwide, and the college is also ranked third in the nation in total research dollars received, according to “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report.
While the MS and the MA (which includes a language requirement) are traditional master’s degrees, ideal for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, the MEd is designed for students who desire to work in the field of education. This includes school personnel as well as individuals who are involved in education-related activities in industry and other areas.
Note: The MA and MS are not available at this location.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.
Graduates generally continue on in their teaching careers in schools across Utah and the nation. In addition, graduates have also taken leadership positions in private and public K-12 organizations.