M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education - General Track

Secondary Education

M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education

General Track

We are currently seeking approval for a new “Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum” online degree. Until the approval process is complete, we will continue to accept applications for the residential (face-to-face) version of this degree.

Help students get on track for academic and professional success.

Students enter middle school ready to take on more intensive studies. At the same time, their minds and bodies are changing rapidly, affecting the ways they absorb, process, and retain information.

In this program you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to necessary to effectively teach students during this critical period in their emotional, intellectual, and biological development.

Prepare for a career as a classroom teacher, supervising teacher, or department chairperson in middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools.

  • Application Deadline
    FallMar 1Mar 1
    SpringNov 1Sep 1
    SummerMar 1Mar 1
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students only if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Our faculty are leading researchers in issues related to secondary education, including adolescent psychology and human development. We also place a strong emphasis on developing expert subject level knowledge and practical classroom experience.

All secondary education students are encouraged to consider joining our Community of Teachers seminar. This community of undergraduate and graduate education students explores common issues in a seminar setting.

As a participant, you'll also work with an experienced mentor teacher for additional field experiences.