College of Education, Health and Human Studies
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Professor in the Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education
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.
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
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.
The student must attain an overall GPA of 3.25 in order to graduate from the program.
SECONDARY EDUCATION – 30 hours – 3.25 GPA Required
- 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)
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What Can You Do with a M.A. in Secondary Education?
Teacher’s with a master’s degree in secondary education are often considered leaders in their school because of their specialized knowledge. What you learn can be used to improve your classroom instruction and prepare you to take on other roles in the district.
You’ll be prepared to take on roles such as:
- District Technology Director
- Curriculum Leader
- Program Leader
Those who choose 15 hours of content as their electives are also eligible to teach dual credit courses in their school.
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.