Master of Education in Secondary Education Initial Program - Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure

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Become a licensed secondary education teacher

You can move closer to becoming a licensed junior high or high school teacher with a Master of Education in Secondary Education degree. This regionally accredited and Arizona State Board of Education approved education degree program is designed to prepare you for employment anywhere a licensure is required, including public and private schools.

With emphases placed on technology and classroom diversity, you'll learn to combine 6-12 grade subjects (English, social studies, history, psychology) with a variety of 21st century teaching methods and strategies to ultimately improve student outcomes.

With assistance from the Office of Field Experience, you must gain access to a grade 6-12 classroom to complete program and practicum assignments toward the requisite 120 hours of observational field experiences before becoming a licensed secondary education teacher. Your final semester of this education degree program includes a full-time, 15-week student teaching component, and you are responsible for contacting your state's department of education for licensure requirements and program approval.

These learning, development and applied teaching opportunities will be emphasized through a Christian worldview of values and ethics.

Note: This program was recently revised. Disclosure statistics on this program before it was revised indicated 80% of students graduated on time (within 30 months) and graduated with a median loan debt of $42,316.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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