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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-3 years
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Help prepare students to enter the workforce or pursue higher education.
The Department of Teacher Education and Administration offers the Master of Education with a major in Teaching with EC-6 Core Subjects or Secondary Education Certification tracks. Specializations offered for EC-6 Elementary Education are ESL Supplemental and Bilingual Generalist.

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Why Earn a Secondary Education Teaching Master's?

The Master of Education in Secondary Teaching is designed for students who have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields but want to be teachers at the secondary level. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career in teaching at the secondary level.

This program examines the application of theory to instructional practice, classroom organization, curriculum development, public education and successful teaching practices for regular, special education and bilingual learners.

Marketable Skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • Use data and technology
  • Organize people, materials, and resources
  • Teamwork
  • Think critically to solve problems

Secondary Education Teaching Master's Highlights

Secondary program endorses the teacher candidate to teach specific subjects in Grades K-12th, 6th-12th and 4th-12th
Teacher candidates are prepared to be successful in all environments to meet the learning needs of children: public, private, and parochial
Gain a blend of content area expertise and secondary school pedagogy that will strengthen your knowledge of adolescents’ developmental needs, abilities, and interests.

Secondary Education Teaching Master's Courses You Could Take

Curriculum Development for Culturally Diverse Learners (3 hrs)
Knowledge and skills required for the development and organization of curriculum and instructional strategies in diverse EC-12 classrooms.
Maintaining Classroom Discipline (3 hrs)
Models and procedures for classroom management and discipline, as well as techniques for motivating and instructing diverse student populations. Human relations strategies are discussed in great detail and methods for increasing parental involvement are also addressed.
Literacy for All (3 hrs)
Provides a brief overview of relevant theory with emphasis on practical applications. Designed to help prospective and practicing middle and secondary school teachers in all content areas increase and enhance students’ learning, especially from printed materials. Also helps secondary teachers recognize and compensate for the variety of students’ ability levels. Includes cognition related to reading, Metacognition, schemata, constructivism, vocabulary learning, writing to learn, literacy strategy instruction, assessment of literacy, text analysis, academic diversity and the use of resources other than textbooks to enhance learning.
Studies in the Teaching of Literature (3 hrs)
Survey of current scholarly opinion concerning objectives and methods of teaching literature; supervised planning of the English curriculum, with special attention to problems related to the teaching of poetry, drama, prose fiction and prose non-fiction.
Successful Teaching in the Secondary School (3 hrs)
Provides preparation for successful teaching in the contemporary secondary school. Focus on instructional planning, teaching strategies, classroom management and other teacher competencies necessary in today’s diverse classrooms.
Everyone Can Learn: Applying Theory to Teaching Practice (3 hrs)
Processes of learning and development related to teaching in diverse EC-12 school settings. Cognitive, social, physical and moral development research is presented, and practical examples applied to teaching practice are demonstrated.

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