2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
    Apr 21, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Education, Culture and Society, M.E.d.


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College of Education
ecs.utah.edu
801-581-8221

Minimum Degree Hours: 30

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application (February 1st):  Apply Yourself
  • A valid Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or College.
  • A 3.0 GPA
  • Letters of recommendation from 3 people providing an evaluative judgment concerning your academic or professional work. At least 2 references should be people who have direct knowledge of your academic performance (i.e., professors).
  • A personal statement of professional goals: Education, Culture & Society is committed to the study and pursuit of social justice in education using frameworks and methodologies that address class race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender in educational policies and practices. What are some of your goals, aspirations, and research interests, and how will these help develop, enhance, and define the ECS department? How do you envision contributing and affecting social justice in education?
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If admitted, official copies must be submitted to U of U Admissions Office for verification.
  • A current vita/resume
  • For additional licensure requirements click here

Core


Program Structure


The M.Ed. in ECS is structured to provide students with one core course (3 credit hours). M.Ed. students then select their area of emphasis (interdisciplinary inquiry or reflexive praxis with or without ESL endorsement). Based on their selected area of emphasis, students select the remainder of their courses as outlined below (24-25 credit hours). To complete the M.Ed. program, students are required to register for the M.Ed. Comprehensive Exam (3 hours, ECS 6961). The M.Ed. program consists of a total of 30 credit hours. For those seeking an ESL endorsement, the M.Ed. program will consist of a total of 31 credit hours. Those seeking to continue studies towards a Ph.D. after obtaining a M.Ed. must consult the Director of Graduate Studies after they have completed 18 credit hours of coursework.

Program of Study


Group 1


  • Reflexive Courses (6)
  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry Courses (12)
  • Electives (6) Choice of 2 courses. Elective hours may be taken either inside or outside the College of Education. Courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor to complement the rest of your program.

Group 2


  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry Courses (6)
  • Reflexive Praxis Courses (12)
  • Electives (6) Choice of 2 courses. Elective hours may be taken either inside or outside the College of Education. Courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor to complement the rest of your program.

Group 3


Comprehensive Exam


All M.Ed. students must complete a final comprehensive exam in order to graduate. The comprehensive exam is an open book, take home exam consisting of three questions. This examination will be based on your course work. You will be asked to review, synthesize, and analyze critically the content of your course work. Comprehensive exams are scheduled at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters. Students must be registered for three hours the semester they take the exam. Contact the Academic Program Specialist the semester before the semester you wish to take the exam. She/He will help you complete the paperwork you need to register for the exam and to receive your degree. (ECS 6961 )

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