Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education

Follow your dream; make a difference in students' lives.

Educationally prepare for teacher licensure while learning skills that can help you become an effective secondary education teacher. Our Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education degree is your first step in becoming a content-specific high school teacher.

Earn Your Master's Degree in Secondary Education

If you've always thought about teaching, but your work experience and bachelor's degree is in a completely different field, you can earn a Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education degree to prepare educationally for your licensure.

No previous teaching experience is required, just the desire to make a difference.

Through course work, field experiences and student teaching, this degree program prepares you to competently lead your own classroom and develop the skill-set that school administrators appreciate.

Skills that Transfer to the Classroom

The goal of the master's degree in Secondary Education is to encourage future educators to become responsible, engaging classroom teachers. Our courses are designed to give you the skills that help lead students to academic success.

The curriculum in this graduate-level degree program:

  • Provides practice in using content-specific teaching and assessment methods.
  • Prepares you to use effective classroom management strategies.
  • Addresses diverse student populations, including special education and English language learners.
  • Fosters your professional growth by putting the theories and practices you learn into action through the student teaching component in secondary school settings.

Get Hands-On Teaching Experience

Our Secondary Education degree program provides you with real-world experience through required field experiences and our student-teaching component. Both combine to help ensure that, when you graduate, you'll have the tools and practical experience to teach in your own classroom.

Start your Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education degree today. Your classroom leadership can help build tomorrow's leaders.

More Master's in Education Degrees

Our education programs are designed to serve the needs of initial and experienced teachers, and adult educators who want to enhance their knowledge and practice of adult learning theory.

What program is best for you?


University of Phoenix initial degree programs lead to teaching certification (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary and Special Education) in certain states. The College of Education offers state-approved initial programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. University of Phoenix advanced degree programs (Administration & Supervision, Curriculum & Instruction/Reading, and Teacher Leadership) may lead to certification in some states. The College of Education offers state-approved advanced programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Individual programs vary by state, and not all programs are available at all locations or in both online and on-campus modalities.

Candidates may request an institutional recommendation upon successful completion of their program (academic and program requirements). Candidates should check with their state agency for any state-specific requirements, including the acceptability of the University's initial programs in any state in which they intend to seek licensure or certification. Program requirements are subject to change based on state certification requirements. Please speak to a campus representative for a listing of programs available at each campus location.

The Master of Arts in Education program, with options in Elementary Teacher Education and Secondary Teacher Education, has been approved for initial accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) from December 20, 2007 to December 20, 2013. For additional information, visit teac.org.

University of Phoenix initial degree programs lead to teaching certification (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary and Special Education) in certain states. The College of Education offers state-approved initial programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. University of Phoenix advanced degree programs (Administration & Supervision, Curriculum & Instruction/Reading, and Teacher Leadership) may lead to certification in some states. The College of Education offers state-approved advanced programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Individual programs vary by state, and not all programs are available at all locations or in both online and on-campus modalities.

Candidates may request an institutional recommendation upon successful completion of their program (academic and program requirements). Candidates should check with their state agency for any state-specific requirements, including the acceptability of the University's initial programs in any state in which they intend to seek licensure or certification. Program requirements are subject to change based on state certification requirements. Please speak to a campus representative for a listing of programs available at each campus location.

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