Secondary Education Masters and Certification Program for Second Career Individuals

Begin a new career as a teacher

Do you have an undergraduate degree major in the fields of Biology/Chemistry, Communications, English, Mathematics, Social Studies/History or Foreign Language? It's possible that you could complete your certification courses and requirements in just over a year. Our streamlined program includes one fulltime residency semester.

Educational Foundations | 6 credits for certification and degree with certification
  • ED 500 Foundations of Education | 3 credits
  • ED 502 Advanced Psychology of Instruction | 3 credits

Accommodations and Adaptations | 12 credits for certification or 6 credits for degree 
  • ED 515 Foundations of English Language Learner Education | 3 credits
  • SE 500 Foundations of Special Education | 3 credits
  • SE 522 Remedial Techniques in Reading and Writing | 3 credits
  • SE 526 Content Access for Students with Learning Differences | 3 credits

Major Courses | 25 credits for certification or 9 credits for degree
  • ED 528 Data Driving Assessment and Instruction | 3 credits
  • SC 519 Secondary Education Principles and Pedagogy | 3 credits
  • SC 5220 Secondary Education Clinical Field Experience | 1 credit      

 SC 519 and SC 5220 (90 hours) are to be taken together 

  • SC 524 Secondary Education in Subject Area (4 weeks) l 3 credits
  • SC 525 Secondary Education Clinical Field Practicum (80 hours) | 3 credits

         SC 524 (4 weeks) and SC 525  (80 hours) are to be taken together 

  • SC 550 Pre-Service Teaching in Secondary Education: Professionalism & Classroom | 6 credits
  • SC 551 Pre-Service Teaching in Secondary Education: Planning & Instruction | 6 credits 

         SC 550 (6 weeks) and SC 551  (6 weeks) are to be taken together (12 credits/12 weeks altogether) 

M.Ed. Degree Courses | 9 credits for degree

  • ED 504 Philosophy & Ethics in Education | 3 credits
  • ED 501 Educational Research | 3 credits 
  • ED 600 Critical Issues and Research Seminar (Capstone Course)  | 3 credits

 

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