School of Education
The Master of Education is a flexible degree enabling educators and future educators to develop their expertise in an area of interest. Students develop skills in the methods of teaching and deepen their understanding of crucial “why” questions in educational practice. Students research an area of interest through action research or a qualitative research project in order to improve their own practice as educators and contribute to the wider field of education.
Who It's For
Teachers of adults, corporate trainers, and leaders in higher education can hone their skills through the Adult Learning Certificate and MED.
Those seeking a Montessori credential can earn Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, or Administrator credentials as part of an MED.
Licensed K-12 educators can enhance their teaching effectiveness with an endorsement:
- Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement
- Special Education second license (K-12 Mild-moderate or Severe)
- Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and strong relationships with faculty and peers
- Unique graduate programs enable you to educate and lead more effectively in high-demand areas
- Dedicated professors facilitate your learning with cutting-edge content and engaging classes
- Class assignments connect to your own workplace and educational setting, enhancing understanding of course concepts and information
- Research project is focused on improving your own educational practice and contributing to the larger field
- Classes are offered at times convenient for working teachers, para professionals, and professionals.
How Long it Takes
Most students finish the program in two years, but schedules can be customized for a longer time frame.
Students pursuing the Adult Learning Certificate may start any semester.
Students pursuing Montessori credentials start in May/Summer.
Students pursuing a TESL Endorsement or Special Education second license may start any semester.
Accreditation Employers Trust
Westminster’s Montessori Programs are all accredited by the leading Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.
Licensure programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Other tracks are accredited by the Utah State Board of Education and/or the Northwest Accreditation Commission.