Top Universities in Salt Lake City for Education Degrees

Jan 02, 2019

School and Ranking Information

The three schools in the Salt Lake City area are either public, private, for-profit or private, not-for profit. Based on the small student-faculty ratio and graduate education program rankings, the following school is considered a top school for education:

  • Winner: University of Utah, a public school, is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It offers a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy with Prek-12 Teacher Leadership Emphasis and also a Master's of Education in Education Leadership & Policy with Prek-12 School Administration Emphasis.

Category University of Utah
Rankings #59 Best Education Schools**
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) $7,835 (in-state) $25,057 (out-of-state)*
Educational Leadership & Policy Degrees Offered Master's
Educational Leadership & Policy Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013-2014 38*
Most Popular Educational Leadership & Policy Degree Program Level in 2012-2013 Master's (30 awarded)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 60%*
Noteworthy College of Education has a wide variety of specialization, scheduling and licensing options***

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News & World Report, ***University of Utah

University of Utah

  • The Master's program emphasizes learning through empirically-based theory and research
  • Multiple administrative internships available to students
  • Evening classes offered to accommodate educators

Students have easy access to faculty and staff, as the University of Utah has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. As of 2014, it has a student population of 31, 515. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

It offers a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy with Prek-12 Teacher Leadership Emphasis - which is a 2-year professional program. A comprehensive exam is given in the final semester, and students must complete 18 credit hours in instructional leadership coursework, six hours of electives and 12 credit hours related to area of concentration. Subjects studied include leading schools, program planning and multicultural education.

A Master's of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy with Prek-12 School Administration Emphasis is available. This is also a 2-year program for licensed instructors. Subjects studied include understanding organizational change in schools, foundations of effective, equitable and democratic schooling and the politics of education. An internship is available to those who want a Prek-12 Administrative license. Students can also pursue a Masters-Only option after the first year.

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