Graduate Student Options

Academic Advisor

Kaitlin LindseyKaitlin Lindsey
(801) 581- 4764



Graduate Programs

Master of Education with Licensure

Master of Science with Licensure

Master of Education without Licensure

Master of Education without Teacher Licensure Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Emphasis

Master of Science without Licensure

Master of Science without Teacher Licensure Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Emphasis

M.Ed. in Special Education with an Elementary Licensure


Ph. D Degree in Special Education


The Utah State Office of Education grants teaching licenses. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are recommended for licensure. The total credit hours to fulfill licensure requirements vary for each area. Each program requires completion of the teacher education core in special education and a sequence of specialization courses in the particular field of study. The teacher education core has been designed to provide the student with skills in essential areas of assessment, instructional design and management, behavior management, collaboration, curriculum, and legal issues in special education.

Specialization courses expand upon the skills and methods that have been introduced through the teacher education core. The courses introduce specific educational strategies that are effective for particular student populations. Each program has been structured to develop the required skills through hands-on, practical learning opportunities; therefore, the different programs provide multiple field-based experiences. Such experiences within each program area give graduate students the opportunity to observe, question, test, and modify different instructional techniques under the guidance of a trained cooperating teacher and department faculty.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are recommended for licensure to the Utah State Department of Education. They may then opt to complete additional requirements for a master's degree.


Last Updated: 3/13/18