The U of U's teacher education program, in partnership with public education, provides the foundation and experience to work with Utah's students in communities from urban to rural, across age and ability levels, and from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Because our teacher education program is part of a research university, students will learn from and be challenged by some of the leading educational scholars in the world. Our location in a diverse metropolitan provides excellent opportunities for real-world field experience.
Graduate Secondary Program
The U of U offers licensure in the following secondary subject areas:
TEACHING MAJORS k-12
TEACHING Majors 6-12
TEACHING MINORS 6-12
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY BS/MED STEM PROGRAM
The BS/MEd degree in Secondary Level Science Teaching is designed to provide students with rigorous scientific training and the skills and qualifications to teach in today’s rapidly diversifying middle and high schools. The program streamlines requirements for a bachelor’s of science (BS) degree, a master’s of education (MEd) degree, and a State of Utah Teaching License into a combined program that allows students to become a licensed secondary teacher in as little as 5 years. This program is for students seeking a Bachelors's degree in Biology Teaching, Chemistry Teaching, Physics Teaching and Earth Science Composite Teaching.
Educational Leadership and Policy
This program option combines the secondary licensure program in the Urban Institute for Teacher Education with a Master’s of Education degree through the Department Educational Leadership and Policy. The focus of the Teacher Leadership M.Ed. program is to support educators in developing the knowledge and skills essential for effective teacher leadership within schools and to develop a knowledge base in becoming educational change agents. The coursework required will help develop both conceptual and practical understandings in teacher instructional leadership. The mission of the Teacher Leadership master’s program is to develop teacher leaders who have the appropriate knowledge and skills to raise student achievement, to close the achievement gap, and to create democratic and just school communities.
Education Culture and Society
This program option combines the secondary licensure program in the Urban Institute for Teacher Education with a Master’s of Education degree through the Department of Education, Culture, & Society. The M.Ed. program in the Education, Culture, & Society Department is designed to prepare and work with teachers to be effective educators for the increasingly diverse classrooms of the Salt Lake region. The required coursework in the program focuses on areas such as family and community partnerships, the meaning and art of teaching and learning in urban contexts, and linguistically diverse classrooms and communities. The goal of the Education, Culture, & Society master’s program is to provide practical and conceptual frameworks that teachers can use in the classroom to create equitable and academically challenging learning spaces.
World Languages Master's of Arts Program Summary
The WLMA program combines the secondary licensure program in the Urban Institute for Teacher Education with a Master's of Arts in World Languages degree through the Department of Languages & Literature. This program is designed to offer licensure in a wide variety of foreign languages.
Graduate Elementary Program
The Master of Education in Educational Psychology with Elementary Licensure program is designed to effectively prepare teacher candidates to work with students across various age and ability levels and from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students will work with both the Department of Educational Psychology (ED PS) and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) to complete this program.
The Masters of Education in Special Education with Elementary Licensure program is designed to prepare teacher candidates to work with students across various age and ability levels and from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students will work with both the Department of Special Education (SP ED) and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) to complete this program.