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ONLINE MAEd/TED-S DEGREE

Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education

ONLINE maed DEGREE

Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education

Master's degree

19 months

Approximate Program Length

39

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Dec 7, 2022

The best secondary teachers give young people the tools to succeed in life. The next generation is waiting for a person like you to help them in their educational journey. Our Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education degree is designed for adults who have no prior teaching experience or aren’t yet certified but have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline.

This degree program is designed to prepare you for teacher licensure and will help you build confidence as a single-subject secondary teacher. This master’s program includes a clinical component (field experience and student teaching), allowing candidates to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to positively impact student learning and development. The program aligns with national standards, ensuring candidates attain a quality degree that’s relevant to today’s classroom. View your state licensure requirements.

  • Classroom Management

  • Lesson Planning

  • Technology Integration

  • Differentiated Instruction

  • Cultural Responsiveness

  • Teaching

  • Professionalism

  • Leadership

  • Learning Strategies

  • Innovation

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Courses

Courses

1

Course at a time

2 to 6

Weeks per course

9

Courses per year

COE Central

College of Education students will find many helpful resources on COE Central. Program handbooks provide a wealth of information on topics such as professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more. Milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits are also available.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You'll learn how to:

  • Design and implement effective instruction in the secondary classroom to positively impact student learning.
  • Evaluate effective professional practice in a secondary classroom.
  • Apply professional dispositions and ethics to instructional practices among the various communities in a secondary school setting.
  • Evaluate educational principles and make use of various data sources necessary to differentiate instruction for the diverse learners in a secondary classroom.
  • Create innovative strategies to improve student learning through the use current research and technology.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your classes.

Plus, you’ll find support from our dedicated education program specialists who work with you 1:1 during your 100 required hours of clinical experience (or more if required by your state) and a minimum of 12 weeks of clinical practice (or more if required by your state). Our education program specialists also help you navigate your state licensure requirements for teacher certification, and can help with questions along the way.

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education (MAEd/TEd-S) is a graduate degree program intended for students with no prior teaching experience for initial teacher licensure. The program is designed for students who want to become secondary school teachers. Candidates for this program have already earned a bachelor’s degree. The program includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and student teaching above and beyond program coursework. There may be additional qualifications and/or disqualifications applicable in order to work as a teacher with any local, state or federal entity. View your state licensure requirements.

During your clinical practice experience — one of the final steps to prepare you to pursue employment in the teaching field — you’ll apply your instruction and classroom management skills full time. Working under the supervision of a classroom teacher and a University of Phoenix faculty advisor, you’ll develop lesson plans, apply instructional knowledge to your teaching, work with diverse student populations and incorporate technology into the classroom.

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education / Secondary Teacher Education?

A MAEd/TED-S can prepare you to be a:

  • Secondary teacher
  • English teacher
  • History teacher
  • Math instructor
  • Science teacher
  • Social studies teacher

8%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for high school teachers is projected to be as fast as average between 2020 and 2030.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix

Tuition

Tuition

Paying for school

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, Fixed Tuition

$540

Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

Need some help?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional Accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

54

Principals
 

85%

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Donna Lange

Faculty Spotlight

From the very beginning, I always try to make students feel comfortable and connect with them.

Donna Lange
Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Education

The following program educationally prepares students to apply for initial teacher certification in select states:

Master of Arts in Education/Teacher Education – Secondary (MAED/TED-S)

Educator/Principal licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates located in a state that does not provide a direct path to licensure will be required to obtain Arizona certification first, prior to seeking licensure in their home state as an out-of-state prepared teacher/principal candidate. Arizona certification requires candidates to pass all Arizona-specific licensure requirements, including any Arizona-specific exams (or home state equivalents if recognized by Arizona Department of Education.) After obtaining an Arizona teacher/principal certificate, candidates can then apply for licensure in their home state and may be required to complete additional testing and/or requirements at additional cost. Program requirements may change based upon your home state’s agency licensure requirements. Please visit the teacher licensure page or the principal licensure page for state specific requirements prior to reaching out to your state agency.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.