Online Master’s Degrees in Secondary Education
Upon graduation from the master’s degree program, students may either seek employment in their chosen teaching subject or enroll in a doctoral degree program. Master’s-level graduates may seek employment as foreign language teachers, math teachers, English teachers, private tutors, history teachers, and in other teaching specialties.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 7% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for master’s level secondary education degree programs may include core education courses alongside elective courses in a chosen specialty. These courses may teach individuals how to design lesson plans geared toward young adults, evaluate the student’s learning capabilities, and supervise students both in and out of the classroom. Some of the required courses may include the following:
- Language and Culture
- Adolescent Psychology
- Theory and Practice in Secondary Education
- Secondary Teaching in Inclusive Environments
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Professional Communications
- Designing Instruction
Master’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities in public school systems, private schools, charter schools, private tutoring programs, and public magnet schools. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for secondary education teachers is projected to increase by 7% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- History Teacher
- English Teacher
- Private Tutor
- Mathematics Teacher
- Foreign Language Teacher
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree program in secondary education may have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling in a doctoral program. A doctoral degree program in secondary education may prepare students to become leaders in the educational system by designing and implementing innovative secondary education curriculum and teaching models. Employers may require students to hold a master’s degree and licensure for select teaching positions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
- MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
- MS in Education - Educational Psychology
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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.
- M.Ed Teaching and Learning-Middle Grades
- MA in Teaching - Secondary Education
- MA Teaching: Middle Grades
- And more...
Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program. You'll learn new strategies and techniques for your classroom while expanding your knowledge and skills as an educator.
- M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
- M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
- M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
- And more...