Secondary Education by the Numbers
Successful Outcomes Rate
Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for instructional coordinators is $66,970.
Training and Development Specialists
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for training and development specialists in education is $64,610. Training and development specialists create programming around professional development and training.
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Secondary Education Curriculum
The time it takes to earn a degree will vary based on factors such as dual enrollment, remediation, and summer enrollment. Students meet with an academic advisor each semester and use Degree Works to monitor their progress.
In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following:
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
International applicants must also have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 OR TOEFL score of 95. This requirement is for non-United States citizens who are not native English speakers. Students from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are exempt from English proficiency verification.
Probationary admission will be considered by the Office of Admissions if the applicant presents a GPA that is 2.5 to 2.749. The applicant must complete six hours of graduate level course work in the core area of study with a grade of ‘B’ or higher to continue in the program.
Applicants who are denied admission can appeal to the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies Admission Appeals Committee, which is composed of one representative from each program offering a graduate program.
- GR691 Methods of Research (3)
- SE600 Multimedia in Education (3)*
- SE638 Improvement of Instruction & Assessment (3)
- SE641 Teaching in a Multicultural Society (3)
- SE642 Secondary Curriculum Development (3)
- GR698 Master's Final Comprehensive Exam (0)- Must be taken during the last semester
*May not be required for Educational Studies option, depending on content area chosen
Educational Studies Option:
15-18 hours in subject specialty area**
- SE500 Technology in Instruction (3)
- SE602 Effective Literacy Instruction at the Middle and Secondary Level (3)
**Specialty area to be chosen from: Art, Autism, English, Science
Educational Technology Option:
- SE500 Technology in Instruction (3)
- SE617 Foundations of Educational Technology (3)
- SE618 Assessment Using Technology (3)
- SE683 Instructional Design and Technology (3)
- SE685 Planning for Tech in the School District/Organization (3)
College of Education, Health and Human Studies
This degree is housed within the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. The college boasts programs that train students in mind, body, and soul. So, whether you want to teach, to care, to support, or to fix, we have a program to get you there.
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Getting the Job
Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.
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