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Master of Arts in Secondary Education: Educational Studies

Masters of Arts in Secondary Education 

The Master of Arts with a major in Secondary Education is designed to serve the need for advanced study at the graduate level by middle, junior and senior high school teachers and is built upon the Model of the Teacher as Competent Professional Educator.  The objective of the degree is to enhance the teaching and organizational ability of the candidate and thus improve classroom instruction. 

Admission Requirements

A student will be admitted to graduate study when he/she has satisfied the following admission requirements:

  1. Holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Has an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (except when superseded by specific program requirements which require a higher g.p.a.)
  3. Applicants who are denied admission have the opportunity to appeal to the College of Education Admission Appeals Committee, which is composed of one representative from each program offering a graduate program.

Graduation Requirement

The student must attain an overall g.p.a. of 3.25 in order to be graduated from the program.  The Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education consists of two options:

Educational Studies 

The Master of Arts in Secondary Education: Educational Studies program now offers several different content options to choose from.


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Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701