Master of Education

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The Master of Education program allows students to pursue the prestigious National Board Certification or earn one of five endorsement options. Through this program, you will learn how to successfully address your students' needs and be equipped with the necessary tools to go into one of the most rewarding fields.

Who It's For

The MED program has a variety of options for both licensed K-12 educators and non-licensed prospect students.

For licensed K-12 educators:

Prestigious National Board Certification with or without an endorsement. Educators interested in earning one of the endorsements below without a National Board preparation can enroll in:
  • Basic Reading Endorsement
  • Advanced Reading Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Special Education second license (K-12 mild-moderate or severe)

For non-licensed prospect students:

  • Interested in earning a license for K-12 education: Check out our Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
  • Interested in teaching Adults: Check out the Adult Learning Certificate to learn about corporate training, professional development, or higher education.

The Montessori Teacher Education Program has credential programs at the Early Childhood and Elementary levels.

Students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to engage with classmates in the course material. The experience you bring and your ideas and insights are valuable resources for learning to you and your classmates. A general rule of thumb is to spend two hours doing homework for each hour of class time per week. This level of preparation is essential for the participatory nature of our classes.

Key Benefits

  • A MAT prepares you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.
  • You will have early and frequent hands-on experience in public school classrooms prior to student teaching.
  • We strongly believe that small class sizes and active teaching methods are the best way to prepare you for your future careers.
  • Starting salaries for teachers with a Master's Degree in the Salt Lake City area are about $ 4,000 higher than for teachers with a bachelor's degree.

How Long it Takes

Students finish the program in two to three years depending on how many courses they are able to take each semester. Many working adults are able to complete six credit of coursework per semester.

Accreditation Employers Trust

  • Students pursuing National Board Certification are encouraged to start the program in January.
  • Students pursuing an Endorsement usually start in May/Summer or Fall semesters, although arrangements can usually be made for a Spring start.
  • Students pursuing the Adult Learning Certificate or the Traditional MED may start any semester.

"At Westminster College our goal is to make sure every single one of the students in our program leave ready to teach a student from anywhere with any kind of skill level and meet their needs."

Peter Ingle, Interim Dean, School of Education at Westminster College

About the Program

What You'll Learn

National Board Certification

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification is a nationally-recognized honor awarded to teachers who successfully document their teaching effectiveness through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review.

Endorsement Options

  • Basic and Advanced Reading Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Special Education Endorsement

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Tuition and Fees

32 credits at $695/credit

$22,240 total tuition


Merit scholarships, alumni scholarships, and loans are available.

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Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Application Priority Deadlines

Summer 2017: March 1, 2017
Fall 2017: June 1, 2017

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