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M.Ed. in Secondary Education

The Master of Education in Secondary Education (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation) program at Grand Canyon University is designed for students interested in careers in 7-12 grade education, but who are not seeking certification. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Secondary Education program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Secondary Education (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation)

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Education in Secondary Education program is intended for individuals who are interested in learning about education in grades 7-12. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Secondary Education program at Grand Canyon University provides students with the opportunity to study adolescent literacy, data-driven pedagogy, and teaching methods for the Structured English Immersion (SEI) model for language instruction. Additionally, students may learn about techniques for teaching special needs students who are in the general classroom, the development and assessment of secondary curriculum, and strategies to enhance reading and literacy in middle and secondary schools. The program requires 130 hours of observation and practicum in a 7-12 grade classroom setting. The program does not include a student teaching internship because the program is designed for students who are not seeking certification and it does not lead to initial teacher licensure.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

34 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Secondary Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Secondary Education

  • EDU 576: Philosophical and Social Issues in Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 536: Classroom Engagement and Management (4 credits)
  • SPE 526: Educating Learners with Diverse Needs (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • ESL 523N: SEI English Language Teaching: Foundations and Methodologies (3 credits)
    • Requires 10 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance
  • ESL 533N: Advanced Methodologies of Structured English Immersion (3 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance
  • SED 535: Adolescent Literacy (4 credits)
    • Requires 30 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance
  • SED 553: Reading and Literacy Strategies for Middle and Secondary Schools (4 credits)
    • Requires 30 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance
  • SED 541: Secondary Theory, Methods, and Data-Driven Pedagogy (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance
  • SED 544: Secondary Curriculum Development and Assessment (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum and fingerprint clearance

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Secondary Education program are not eligible for certification. However, they are still prepared to pursue positions at private or independent schools, churches, or non-profit organizations.

Some possible positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Private middle school teacher
  • Private high school teacher
  • Private school principal
  • School administrator

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