MA in Teacher Education

The BYU Teacher Education master’s program prepares teacher leaders. Students in our program gain skills in effective analysis, problem solving and communication. The BYU Teacher Education master’s program is specifically designed to accommodate working professionals.

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Teacher Education Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teacher Education is a two-year program tailored to the working professional, with most classes scheduled during the summer or in the evening. Courses are theory and practice based. Coursework is completed on the Brigham Young University (BYU) campus.

This program prepares teachers to improve their practice as teachers, become teacher leaders in schools, districts, and other educational settings, and pursue doctoral studies or other advanced scholarship. The courses enhance candidates' abilities to work with both children and teachers and to promote democracy in schools, while also preparing candidates to conduct original research in educational settings.


How to Apply

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or above

Degree requirements

  • Accredited bachelor’s degree in area of early childhood, elementary or secondary education, or related field

Teaching Experience

  • One year of teaching practice, preferred

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

  • Submit scores for the GRE exam.
  • Average scores for the 2014 cohort: Quantitative: 149, Verbal: 154

Application Deadlines

  • Apply now for the 2020 cohort.
  • The MA in Teacher Education Program admits applicants only during even-numbered years. The deadline for the program beginning summer term of 2020 is February 1, 2020.

Graduation Requirements

  • 33 credit hours (minimum)
  • Thesis required
  • Final Oral Examination
  • College and Graduate Studies ETD Approval

Careers in Teacher Education