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Teacher Education

Application Deadline

  • Summer (even years only): Feb 1
  • Contact Information

    205 MCKB
    Admission Requirements
    Additional Requirements

    1. 3.0 total GPA
    2. One year teaching experience as a licensed teacher (preferred)
    3. Departmental Letter of Intent (see department website for details)
    4. Resume required
    Program Requirements
    The BYU Masters in Teacher Education is a research-based program that will help you meet your potential as an educator through:

    *Educational opportunities and mentoring to support your development and expertise in teaching and learning
    *An introduction to educational research with exploration of literature to understand and critically think about complex educational issues
    *Cultivation of a deep understanding of educational processes, practices, and issues that connect to advocacy, equity, and a development of content expertise
    *Working toward becoming producers of knowledge through the research process"

    The master's program is a two-year, evening and summer-intensive program for the working professional. Students move through their course work as a cohort and complete course work on the BYU campus.

    The curriculum is both theory and practice based. The teacher education core provides teachers with an understanding of the theories and practices related to their professional assignment and space for considering their role as educators. The research core includes courses in research methods, statistics, qualitative data analysis, and culminates in a thesis.

    Requirements for Degree

    • Credit hours: 33: 27 hours plus 6 hours of thesis (T Ed 699R)
    • Core: T Ed 610611612613
    • Required research courses: T Ed 694, 695
    • Electives: T Ed 603, 604, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 640, 642, 643, 644, 653R, 654R, 660, 661, 663R, 665, 680, 681, 682, 683, 685693 or approved graduate level courses in other departments.
    • Thesis: T Ed 699R
    • Examinations: oral defense of course work and oral defense of thesis (consult the department for details)
    Program Outcomes
    Effective Analysis and Problem Solving
    Candidates analyze complex educational issues, apply new knowledge, and utilize resources and evidence in meaningful inquiry.

    Effective Communication
    Candidates make sound arguments grounded in relevant literature and evidence.

    Research Ethics
    Candidates can identify and address ethical and equity concerns related to conducting and applying research in ways that are inclusive and culturally appropriate for all populations.

    Education and Lifelong Service
    Candidates can identify and articulate the links between education and civic engagement, including attention to issues of equity, diversity, participation in public institutions, and access to community resources.

    Professional Development
    Candidates can identify changes they have made or actions they have taken during the program to improve schools or their own practice.

    Program Stats
    Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
    Total Students 42.0
    International 3.0
    Male 8.0
    Female 34.0
    LDS 42.0
    BYU Undergraduate 23.0
    Five Year Average of Graduated Students
    Average Years to Degree 1.89
    Graduated Per Year 18.6
    GMAT Quantitative Percentile 67.5
    Five Year Average of Admitted Students
    Applied Per Year 13.2
    Admitted Per Year 9.8
    Percent Admitted 74.24
    Average GPA 3.4