Masters Programs in Secondary Education

Compare 8 Masters Programs in Secondary Education

Master's degrees and their corresponding licenses might be necessary for certain careers. They might also be the gateway between undergraduate and doctoral studies.

What is a Master in Secondary Education? These programs most often are designed to prepare prospective teachers to instruct students in post-elementary grades. This typically involves completing courses in a specialization, such as arts, music, mathematics, humanities or sciences, and developing knowledge in the entire range of subjects explored during secondary education. Courses in ethics, pedagogical theory, sociology and assessment science are also usually part and parcel of this master's degree. Students should expect to spend somewhere between two and four years before they are awarded a master's degree in secondary education.

Many institutions offer preparation for the licensing examinations of a specific jurisdiction, and some even incorporate such coursework into the program. In addition to licensing preparation, these programs often seek to provide their graduates with the skills and knowledge required to succeed as a teacher, such as effective lesson planning and accurate student evaluation.

Look to the admissions department of your chosen institution for an accurate and updated estimate of tuition costs. This is often the most reliable source of such information.

The primary goal of most participants in a secondary education master's program is to become a teacher. In most jurisdictions, this position requires an extensive process of education, internship and licensure before candidates are considered for a permanent position. There is sometimes a waiting period before a teacher becomes tenured through board review and approval. Teachers are usually responsible for developing and creating unique classwork based on educational theory and institutional learning goals. They are also often held to account for the success of students under their guidance. Teachers tend to engage in activities in addition to leading classrooms, such as advising student clubs or coaching athletic teams.

The right secondary education program is likely out there waiting for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master Of Education In Secondary Education - Non-Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

The College of Education's Master of Education (MEd) in Secondary Education offers the instruction and practice to enhance your methodologies in teaching students in 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. [+]

Masters in Secondary Education. Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview 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 in 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. Degree Outcomes Learn to Manage and Engage Your Class The MEd in Secondary Education degree program includes the foundations for prepare 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... [-]

Master Of Education In Secondary Education - Initial Teacher Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Education in Secondary Education was designed to prepare you to become a licensed junior high or high school teacher. Offered through the College of Education, this regionally accredited and Arizona State Board of Education-approved master in education degree program prepares you for employment anywhere a licensure is required, including public and private schools. [+]

Initial Program – Leads To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview Advance Your Career with a Masters in Secondary Education Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Education in Secondary Education was designed to prepare you to become a licensed junior high or high school teacher. Offered through the College of Education, this regionally accredited and Arizona State Board of Education-approved master in education degree program prepares you for employment anywhere a licensure is required, including public and private schools. With emphases placed on technology and classroom diversity, you learn to combine sixth through 12th grade subjects (English, social studies, history and psychology) with a variety of 21st century teaching methods and strategies to improve student outcomes. Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from GCU. Degree Outcomes Gain the Skills to Lead a Junior High or High School Classroom With assistance from the Office of Field Experience, you gain access to a grade sixth through 12th grade classroom in order to complete the required practicum assignments for the observational field experience hours. This practical experience gives you a solid foundation and the classroom management skills needed to become a licensed secondary education teacher. Your final semester of the masters in teaching secondary education degree program includes a full-time, 15-week student teaching component. These learning, development and applied teaching opportunities are emphasized through a Christian worldview of values and ethics. What You Will Learn Review Course Topics for... [-]

Master of Teaching (Secondary) MMET

University of South Australia
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Adelaide

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) qualifies graduates to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts and with the professional capacities to be creatively and innovatively responsive to the changing and challenging demands of being educators of learners in the secondary school years from Year 8 to Year 12. [+]

Masters in Secondary Education. The Master of Teaching (Secondary) qualifies graduates to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts and with the professional capacities to be creatively and innovatively responsive to the changing and challenging demands of being educators of learners in the secondary school years from Year 8 to Year 12. UniSA is ranked in the World Top 150 for Education in the 2017 QS Subject Rankings. Overview The Master of Teaching is a two-year program at the University of South Australia. The Secondary specialisation can be completed in 18 months in an accelerated mode. The Secondary specialisation is taught at Mawson Lakes campus. Applicants require a three-year degree from a recognised tertiary institution and two learning areas in their undergraduate degree from the following learning areas: Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Media Arts or Visual Arts), English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship or Economics and Business), Languages, Design and Technology and Science. The specialisation prepares graduates to teach in two learning areas for Years Eight to Twelve. All students undertake at least 60 days placement in sites and schools which must be completed on a full-time basis. [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Specialist

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Adv. Methods of Teaching The Exceptional Student Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education or Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology or Human Development & Behavior [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

Masters in Secondary Education. It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Instructional Support Area (30 hours) COU 501 Introduction to Counseling (3) COU 502 Theory and Techniques of Individual Counseling (3) COU 503 Career Development (3) COU 509 The Helping Relationship (3) COU 523 Organization and Administration of the Guidance Program (3) COU 524 Introduction to Group Counseling (3) COU 526 Psychological Testing (3) COU 505 Pre-practicum in Counseling (3) COU 506 Practicum in Counseling (3) COU 528 Internship in Counseling (3) Research in Education (3 hours) EDU 512 Educational Research (3) Foundations of Professional Studies and Other Supporting Disciplines (12-15 hours) SED 500 The Exceptional Student (3) COU 507 Counseling Diverse Populations (3) COU 530 Family Counseling (3) EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior (3) EDT 574 Computer-Based... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in English Language Arts

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology Human Development & Behavior The Exceptional Student [-]

Master of Education in Elementary and Secondary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction)

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

The Master of Education program in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for elementary, middle level, and high school teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing student performance with respect to state and federal standards by focusing on the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and as an online program. A minimum of 33 credits is required. [+]

Masters in Secondary Education. General Overview of the M.Ed. Elementary and Secondary Education – Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Concentration The Master of Education program in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for elementary, middle level, and high school teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing student performance with respect to state and federal standards by focusing on the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and as an online program. A minimum of 33 credits is required. The College of Education and Human Development is the largest provider of undergraduate and graduate professional education programs and educational policy research in Maine. The College’s graduate programs prepare teachers and other specialists to apply research-based knowledge, field-tested experience and the latest technology to help address the changing needs of schools, colleges, children and families. As the home of statewide, regional and national research and professional development programs, the College’s work is informed and innovative. Graduate programs are designed to enrich and extend theory, practice and leadership. The hallmark of graduate work at the College is mentoring-working closely with a faculty advisor whose goal is to ensure that student programs meet unique needs. Small classes, led by widely recognized faculty, encourage debate, inquiry, and discussion based on real experiences and current issues. Flexibility is built into individual programs to allow the greatest impact in specific areas... [-]

Secondary Education (M.Ed.)

Marymount University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Arlington

Marymount’s teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Division of Teacher Education and Certification of the Virginia Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). [+]

Education (Licensure Program)

Marymount is one of the leading teacher education programs in the greater Washington, DC, area. Marymount alumni are teaching in public, private, Catholic, and independent schools. Marymount graduate students participate in dynamic field experiences in a variety of school settings and are prepared for the challenges in today’s classrooms.

 M.Ed. programs are offered in:

Elementary Education with teaching licensure for grades preK-6 English as a Second Language with teaching licensure for grades K-12 Special Education, General Curriculum, with teaching licensure for grades K-12 Secondary Education with teaching licensure for grades 6-12 ... [-]