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Elementary STEM, Endorsement

Requirements

 

The Utah Valley University endorsement program for Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is geared to providing professional development and best practices for practicing teachers in grades K-8. The goal of this program is to enhance educators’ understandings of key concepts in STEM areas so that they may better serve the needs of their students in the 21 st century.

Total Program Credits: 18

 Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  EDUC 5750 Energy in STEM for Elementary Teachers  3
or EDUC 6750 Energy in Elementary STEM Education (3.0)  
  EDUC 5760 Force in STEM for Elementary Teachers 3
or EDUC 6760 Force in Elementary STEM Education (3.0)  
  EDUC 5770 Matter in STEM for Elementary Teachers   3
or EDUC 6770 Matter in Elementary STEM Education (3.0)  
  EDUC 5780 Nature of Science and Engineering 3
or EDUC 6780 Science and Engineering in Elementary STEM Education (3.0)  
  EDUC 5790 STEM Practices with a Focus on Technology and Problem-Based Learning 3
or EDUC 6790 Technology and Problem-Based Learning in Elementary STEM Education (3.0)  
  EDUC 5540 Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving for Practitioners (3.0) 3
or EDUC 6540 Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving (3.0)  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italiciz ed. 365体育比赛投注

Suggested sequence of courses: Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 5750 Energy in STEM for Elementary Teachers  3
or EDUC 6750 Energy in Elementary STEM Education   
EDUC 5760 Force in STEM for Elementary Teachers 3
or EDUC 6760 Force in Elementary STEM Education  
EDUC 5770 Matter in STEM for Elementary Teachers 3
or EDUC 6770 Matter in Elementary STEM Education   
EDUC 5780 Nature of Science and Engineering 3
or EDUC 6780 Science and Engineering in Elementary STEM Education  
EDUC 5790 STEM Practices with a Focus on Technology and Problem-Based Learning 3
EDUC 6790 Technology and Problem-Based Learning in Elementary STEM Education   
EDUC 5540 Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving for Practitioners 3
or EDUC 6540 Teaching K-8 Data Analysis and Problem Solving   
  Degree total: 18

Department

  • School of Education
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    • Interim Dean:  Vessela Ilieva
    • Office: ME 117b
    • Telephone: 801-863-5183
    • Associate Dean: Stan Harward
    • Office: ME 112a
    • Telephone: 801-863-6571
    • Assistant to Dean: Wendi Hillman
    • Office: ME 117
    • Telephone: 801-863-6543
 
 

Education Graduate Programs

  • Coordinator of Endorsement Program: John Allan
  • Office: ME 131b
  • Telephone: 801-863-7614
  • Email:  john.allan@fishncamp.com
  • Graduate Administrative Assistant:  LynnEl Springer
  • Office: ME 131b
  • Telephone: 801-863-5468
  • Email:   LSpringer@fishncamp.com

 

Master of Education

365体育比赛投注The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at Utah Valley University is an applied master's degree aimed at building the instructional skill and professional competency of teachers, clinicians and administrative leaders in K-12 and higher education. The goal is to enable participants to become more proficient in selecting optimum, research-based, curriculum design strategies that best apply to specific teaching situations.

There are currently eleven emphases in the Master of Education Degree:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Elementary STEM
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Reading I
  • Secondary Teaching
  • Teacher Leadership

365体育比赛投注The M.Ed. requires 30-33 semester hours of graduate course work and completion of a culminating applied instructional project tailored to the particular interests of program participants. Participants enter the M.Ed. program in cohorts and progress through the degree program in a group. While the culminating applied instructional project is unique to each student, some course work and many class activities are done in collaboration with fellow students.

  Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching

The Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teaching is designed for individuals who would like to receive a Utah Secondary Teaching License, and have earned a bachelor’s degree in one of the teaching major subject areas for secondary education approved by the Utah State Board of Education. This program will include the basic coursework and field experiences required of all teacher candidates for an initial teaching license, ensuring that competencies in both subject knowledge and pedagogy are met.  Students completing this certificate may transfer the credits earned in this program toward an emphasis in Secondary Teaching in the Master of Education degree.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

The Graduate Certificate for Educational Leadership in UVU’s School of Education (SOE) is designed to align with the current Ed Leadership emphasis in the M.Ed. The certificate will meet the needs of candidates who have previously completed a master’s degree (M.Ed) and now wish to prepare as potential administrative and instructional school leaders for Utah’s schools. Curriculum for this option will be based on the standards for administrative/supervisory endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). The grad certificate program will be formatted to meet the needs of adult learners, with courses offered in the evenings and in blended and online formats, but will not require them to retake core courses previously completed. The administrative/supervisory certificate will prepare leaders for 21st century schools in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and human resource administration. Course objectives will emphasize performance of school and classroom leadership functions, functional knowledge of local, state, and national educational agencies and regulations, demonstrated competencies in administrative skills, and applied understandings of current research around effective teaching, theories of learning, and educational policy. Candidates will be required to complete supervised internship work that is required by Utah code.

Admission & Retention

Application to the Program

Admission to graduate programs or permission of the Dean of the School of Education is required for enrollment in the Master of Education and Graduate Certificate courses.

Applicants should complete an online graduate application by following the application link on the UVU Web site and follow all instructions for graduate application and admission. Applications and application fees must be received by January 10 for consideration for summer semester. Students in the M.Ed. program begin with full-time coursework in the summers and part-time enrollment in the fall and spring semesters. Applicants to the K-12 Leadership emphasis will need a letter of support from their school administrator.

365体育比赛投注Required support materials received after the application deadline will delay processing of the application. The School of Education Graduate Screening Committee reviews applications and schedules interviews for applicants meeting minimum admission requirements. The Program Director of Graduate Studies for the School of Education notifies all applicants in writing of the admission decision. The University cannot guarantee a response on or before a specific date. All admission materials become the property of UVU and will not be returned to the applicant.

Reapplication

If an applicant is not admitted, s/he may reapply. All current admission requirements at the time of application must be met in order to be fully admitted to the program.

Satisfactory Progress

Continuation in the Master of Education program is determined by: (1) satisfactory progress (B- or higher) in all courses and (2) satisfactory completion 

Academic Probation

365体育比赛投注A student can be recommended for academic probation for the following reason(s): (1) Failure to meet the scholarship requirements of the Graduate Program of an overall GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher, with no individual course grade lower than B-; (2) Failure to complete prescribed courses; and/or (3) Failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Dismissal from the Program

A student can be dismissed from the Master of Education program for the following reason(s):

      1. Academic dishonesty;
      2. Continued failure to meet academic standards; and/or
      3. Continued failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.
 
 
2020-21 Base Graduate-Tuition and General Fee Schedule
Resident     Non-Resident
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total   Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 146.00 18.00 164.00   0.5 445.00 18.00 463.00
1.0 292.00 36.00 328.00   1.0 890.00 36.00 926.00
1.5 438.00 54.00 492.00   1.5 1,335.00 54.00 1,389.00
2.0 584.00 72.00 656.00   2.0 1,780.00 72.00 1,852.00
2.5 730.00 90.00 820.00   2.5 2,225.00 90.00 2,315.00
3.0 876.00 108.00 984.00   3.0 2,670.00 108.00 2,778.00
3.5 1,022.00 126.00 1,148.00   3.5 3,115.00 126.00 3,241.00
4.0 1,168.00 144.00 1,312.00   4.0 3,560.00 144.00 3,704.00
4.5 1,314.00 162.00 1,476.00   4.5 4,005.00 162.00 4,167.00
5.0 1,460.00 180.00 1,640.00   5.0 4,450.00 180.00 4,630.00
5.5 1,606.00 198.00 1,804.00   5.5 4,895.00 198.00 5,093.00
6.0 1,752.00 216.00 1,968.00   6.0 5,340.00 216.00 5,556.00
6.5 1,898.00 234.00 2,132.00   6.5 5,785.00 234.00 6,019.00
7.0 2,044.00 252.00 2,296.00   7.0 6,230.00 252.00 6,482.00
7.5 2,190.00 270.00 2,460.00   7.5 6,675.00 270.00 6,945.00
8.0 2,336.00 288.00 2,624.00   8.0 7,120.00 288.00 7,408.00
8.5 2,482.00 306.00 2,788.00   8.5 7,565.00 306.00 7,871.00
9.0 2,628.00 324.00 2,952.00   9.0 8,010.00 324.00 8,334.00
9.5 2,774.00 342.00 3,116.00   9.5 8,455.00 342.00 8,797.00
10.0 2,920.00 360.00 3,280.00   10.0 8,900.00 360.00 9,260.00
10.5 3,066.00 360.00 3,426.00   10.5 9,345.00 360.00 9,705.00
11.0 3,212.00 360.00 3,572.00   11.0 9,790.00 360.00 10,150.00
11.5 3,358.00 360.00 3,718.00   11.5 10,235.00 360.00 10,595.00
12.0 3,504.00 360.00 3,864.00   12.0 10,680.00 360.00 11,040.00
12.5 3,650.00 360.00 4,010.00   12.5 11,125.00 360.00 11,485.00
13.0 3,796.00 360.00 4,156.00   13.0 11,570.00 360.00 11,930.00
13.5 3,942.00 360.00 4,302.00   13.5 12,015.00 360.00 12,375.00
14.0 4,088.00 360.00 4,448.00   14.0 12,460.00 360.00 12,820.00
14.5 4,234.00 360.00 4,594.00   14.5 12,905.00 360.00 13,265.00
15.0 4,380.00 360.00 4,740.00   15.0 13,350.00 360.00 13,710.00
15.5 4,526.00 360.00 4,886.00   15.5 13,795.00 360.00 14,155.00
16.0 4,672.00 360.00 5,032.00   16.0 14,240.00 360.00 14,600.00
16.5 4,818.00 360.00 5,178.00   16.5 14,685.00 360.00 15,045.00
17.0 4,964.00 360.00 5,324.00   17.0 15,130.00 360.00 15,490.00
17.5 5,110.00 360.00 5,470.00   17.5 15,575.00 360.00 15,935.00
18.0 5,256.00 360.00 5,616.00   18.0 16,020.00 360.00 16,380.00
18.5 5,402.00 360.00 5,762.00   18.5 16,465.00 360.00 16,825.00
19.0 5,548.00 360.00 5,908.00   19.0 16,910.00 360.00 17,270.00
19.5 5,694.00 360.00 6,054.00   19.5 17,355.00 360.00 17,715.00
20.0 5,840.00 360.00 6,200.00   20.0 17,800.00 360.00 18,160.00
20.5 5,986.00 360.00 6,346.00   20.5 18,245.00 360.00 18,605.00
21.0 6,132.00 360.00 6,492.00   21.0 18,690.00 360.00 19,050.00
21.5 6,278.00 360.00 6,638.00   21.5 19,135.00 360.00 19,495.00
22.0 6,424.00 360.00 6,784.00   22.0 19,580.00 360.00 19,940.00
22.5 6,570.00 360.00 6,930.00   22.5 20,025.00 360.00 20,385.00
23.0 6,716.00 360.00 7,076.00   23.0 20,470.00 360.00 20,830.00
23.5 6,862.00 360.00 7,222.00   23.5 20,915.00 360.00 21,275.00
24.0 7,008.00 360.00 7,368.00   24.0 21,360.00 360.00 21,720.00
24.5 7,154.00 360.00 7,514.00   24.5 21,805.00 360.00 22,165.00
25.0 7,300.00 360.00 7,660.00   25.0 22,250.00 360.00 22,610.00
For each credit hour over 25, $292 per credit hour will be assessed for residents and $890 per credit hour for non-residents

Faculty

Lorilynn Brandt(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.Ed., Reading and Literacy, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Utah State University.

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Debora Escalante(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Theatre and Cinematic Arts, M.A., Theatre, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Sandy Jay(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Elementary Education, Florida State University.

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Mi Kang(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., M.Ed., Korean Language and Literature Education, Chonbuk National University; M.S., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Michael Patch(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Communication, M.Ed., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nevada.

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Nancy Peterson(1997)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Old Dominion University; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Virginia.

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Makenzie Selland(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., English, Spanish, Social Work, Northern Arizona University; M.Ed., Secondary English Education, George Washington University; Ph.D.(ABD), Instruction & Curriculum, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Elaine Tuft(2006)

Professor

Department: Elementary Education
Department Chair

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Elementary & Early Childhood Education, M.A., Elementary Education, Utah State University; Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Policy, Michigan State University.

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Bryan Waite(2007)

Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Department Chair

Department: Education Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Spanish, University of Texas; M.A., Spanish Education, Ph.D., Social Multicultural and Bilingual Education, University of Colorado.

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Trevor Warburton(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Faculty

Department: Education Graduate Studies

B.A., Mathematics and Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Education, Culture, and Society, University of Utah.

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