Master of Arts in Education

The USU College of Education offers degree and certification programs that prepare students for successful careers in education and teaching. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, social science, music, physical education, Spanish or English can complete a teaching credential in little over a year. Students who have already earned a teaching credential and a bachelor’s degree – and would like to advance their careers into school administration – can pursue a Master of Arts in Education.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Write and present scholarly essays on policy, programs and issues relating to education and education leadership.
  2. Apply quantitative and qualitative research to practical problems in education.
  3. Effectively gather, analyze and integrate information to guide practice.
  4. Critically analyze the historical, social, economic, and political influences on education institutions and practices.
  5. Identify and analyze social, legal and ethical issues that arise in education practices and institutions.
  6. Analyze research and theories exposing inequities in educational access, opportunities and practices; propose solutions to enhance rather than restrict opportunities.
  7. Collaborate in a community of practice.
  8. Develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery in the area of education and include 21st century knowledge and skills.

In order to secure admission to to the Master of Arts in Education degree program, prospective students must:

  • Have earned the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Submit official transcripts from the bachelor degree-awarding institution(s), and any post-bachelor degree institution including any master’s degrees or credits. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a University acceptable agency.
  • Have a Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.

MAED students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (Cumulative GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a standard 4.0 scale) at the end of each semester.


3 semesters/12 months*

*Dependent on course load

Core Requirements
24 Credits
Specializiation Requirements
12 Credits
Master of Arts in Education: Total
36 Credits

Specialization in Effective 7-12 STEM Education – Computer Science and Technology Requirements