Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure
Offered By: College of Education
Prepare for Your Future as a Private Secondary Teacher
The College of Education's Master of Education (MEd) in Secondary Education offers the instruction and practice to enhance your methodologies in teaching students from sixth through 12th-grade classrooms. Through a combination of theory and applied practice, gain the knowledge to effectively lead in today's diverse classrooms middle and high school classrooms.
In the MEd in Secondary Education program, you learn strategies to promote student mastery of learning objectives and research ways to improve school outcomes. Core coursework emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills, increasing your readiness for adolescent teaching. Although this master's program does not lead to credentialing, it includes field experiences to prepare you for promotion, future certification or teaching in institutions that do not require a license.
Note: This program was recently revised. Disclosure statistics on this program before it was revised indicated 66% of students graduated on time (within 20 months) and graduated with a median loan debt of $32,200.
Learn to Manage and Engage Your Class
The MEd in Secondary Education degree program includes the foundations for preparing you to act as an outstanding educator. The master’s in secondary education program also includes a focus on classroom management and engagement. Study methods to enrich, evaluate and assess student learning. You also review secondary content, technology in the 21st-century classroom and curriculum planning and design in addition to working with English language learners.
What You Will Learn
Study Our MEd in Secondary Education Curriculum
In this program, you examine:
- Lesson planning, development, assessment and methods to engage diverse learners.
- Advanced methods for teaching English language learners elementary subjects.
- Sixth through 12th-grade classroom management.
- Serving students with exceptional needs.
- Adolescent growth and development.
- Research and analysis of evidence-based science learning concepts.
Discover Your Career Options in Education
The Master of Education in Secondary Education program provides the necessary framework for an advanced career in teaching. Graduates of this master's of education program will have the training to pursue a career in middle school, junior high or high school teaching at a private or community education center, academic support organization or other education-focused enterprises.
Note: This program was recently revised. Disclosure statistics on this program before it was revised indicated 59% of students graduated on time (within 19 months) and graduated with a median loan debt of $31,664.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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Last updated August 13, 2018