Online Master of Education in Secondary Education

All students deserve access to high-quality, well-prepared teachers. The master’s in secondary education online gives aspiring educators the opportunity to earn a graduate degree from a top-ranked college of education.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 13

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 32

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What is a master’s in secondary education?

This online master’s in secondary education degree is aimed at individuals with a bachelor’s degree who would like to further their knowledge in education for grades 6-12. The program builds strong connections between educational design and decision-making, professional growth and leadership, and scholarly, integrative knowledge.

As a student in the program, you’ll actively engage with faculty from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to identify and examine education challenges and enhance your research and application skills in the classroom.

Is a master’s in secondary education online worth it?

 

Yes! The master's in secondary education online is worth it if you have a bachelor's degree in any field and you’re looking to work with students in grades 6–12 but not seeking teacher certification. If you’re currently working or looking to work in a school or other type of learning environment engaging with students, then this program may be ideal for you.

In order to complete all coursework, you’ll need access to students in a professional or community setting throughout this program.

Is a master’s in secondary education an MS or MA?

 

The master’s in secondary education is a Master of Education (MEd). With an MEd degree, you can enter or advance your teaching career by gaining knowledge and insight into the current challenges facing educators, administrators and learners today.

What’s the difference between a master’s in secondary education degree and certification?

 

Formal teaching certification is required for aspiring educators to teach across grades 6-12. This degree does not lead to teacher certification. The ideal learner may already be working in a school or other type of learning environment. Others may be students or alumni from the teacher certification graduate certificate program or students enrolled in the MEd secondary education  – teacher certification program who no longer want to pursue certification.

Professional licensure and certification

This degree program does not lead to teacher certification; students will not receive an institutional recommendation. Students interested in certification should pursue this degree with the teacher certification concentration.

Online courses for the Master of Education in secondary education

You’ll take a variety of courses to prepare you to educate children in grades 6-12. This includes a series of educator scholar community courses designed to enhance your teaching strategies with new skills and abilities in your areas of interest as an educator. You’ll also complete a final applied research project in which you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate and identify an education challenge and design an intervention within the classroom.


Required

Instructional Design, Planning and Assessment


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Research and Evaluation in Education


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Instructional Thought and Action Environment and Management


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Exploration of Education: Child/Adolescent Development and Foundations of Special Education


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Literacy Across the Disciplines


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General Methods and Assessment


Required

Families, Comm and Cultures: Cultivating Networks of Culturally Responsive Relationships


Required

Educator Scholar Community I


What can you do with a master’s in secondary education?

The master’s in secondary education prepares students who want to work as non-certified educators with children in secondary education (grades 6-12). After completing this program, you'll be prepared to fulfill school-based educator roles. These include:

Educator in non-school settings

Instructional assistant

Teacher aid

Teacher assistant

Tutor

Youth development specialist

Youth director

Study with award-winning faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Study with award-winning faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Master of Teaching secondary online admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. View the graduate program’s application deadlines.

Please note: This program has an earlier application deadline than other online degrees offered by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Application requirements

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Study at the #1 college for curriculum and instruction

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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