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Enrich Future Generations

There is a growing need for well-educated teachers in Texas. Youth deserve excellence in education, whether in the private or public-school setting. You can provide them with the best through our master’s degree in secondary education. Become familiar with designing curriculum that not only engages the mind but the person. Learn what it means to teach well and show others how to do the same. You’ll not only educate students, you’ll transform lives.

Where It Is Offered Online

1.5 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Secondary Education(MED/MS) :: Big easy links

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SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE in secondary Education

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Secondary Education (MED/MS) :: Focus Your Passion

Focus Your Passion

Our department offers two different tracks for secondary education to meet your research interests and career goals.

Master of Education (MEd) Non-thesis

Already have a Texas teaching certificate? We recommend our Master of Education program. Improve student engagement and retention by sharpening your classroom management and content delivery skills. Design an individualized degree plan that prepares you for developing classroom instruction and curriculum for at-risk learners.

Master of Science (MS) Non-thesis

Are you ready for a career change? Interested in becoming an educator but don’t have a teaching certificate yet? Our master of science program is designed for you. Earn your teaching certificate along the way through our post-baccalaureate certification program. Upon graduating, you’ll be well-prepared to improve student engagement, classroom management and teaching effectiveness.

Study What Interests You

Earn a certificate or specialization as part of your graduate curriculum. These recognitions provide career benefits like higher salaries and job opportunities.

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What You Will Learn

A master’s degree in Secondary Education will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Teach young learners to think critically in the modern world
  • Design specialized secondary education curriculum for a diverse community
  • Address the needs of at-risk learners
  • Incorporate current pedagogical principles to the middle and high school classroom
  • Explore the philosophical and social forces that affect their development and understanding
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Secondary Education (MED/MS) :: Careers


Gain the recognition you deserve by earning your master’s degree in secondary education. Many ISDs reward educators who pursue higher learning with salary increases and job openings. Our graduate program also opens opportunities to make a difference at the administrative level.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

High School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Instructional Coordinator
Middle and High School Principal

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Potential Employers

Local ISDs often seek after our graduates. Job placement and satisfaction is ranked highly in our education program. These are just a few examples of districts where our students found employment. Now’s your chance to discover where you belong.

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Secondary Education (MED/MS) :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Secondary Education (MED/MS) :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Our flexible program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. We offer fully online, face to face and hybrid courses at our main campus. Design a degree that interests you with 18 hours of electives.

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Graduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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Secondary Education (MED/MS) :: Domestic Program Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Domestic Student Required Documents

  • Apply Texas application
  • $50 (USD) application fee
  • All official transcripts
    • All transcripts used towards a bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
  • One of the following
    • Valid teaching certificate
    • Passing PPR, ExCet, or TExES scores
    • Official General Test GRE scores

Application Packet Submission Deadline

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.
Note: This program is not available to international students.

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