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This Master of Education in Secondary Education program is designed for students interested in the education of children in grades 6-12 who are also seeking initial teaching licensure. The format and courses of this regionally accredited and Arizona-approved program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner and to maximize the content knowledge that the student already possesses. Graduates of the master‛s in secondary education program are prepared to become informed educators in public and private schools and other settings requiring a teaching license.
In this program, students study topics such as: Philosophical and social issues in education, classroom engagement and management, educating learners with diverse needs, English as a second language, structured English immersion, adolescent literacy, reading and literacy strategies for middle and secondary schools, secondary theory, methods and data-driven pedagogy, and secondary curriculum development and assessment.
Students must have access to a grade 6-12 classroom to complete the program and practicum assignments, which guide students through 130 hours of observational experiences. The final semester of the master‛s in secondary education program includes a full-time, 16-week student teaching component. Teacher candidates are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.