Master of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education program focuses on the needs and subject areas of today’s secondary school students. Geared toward college graduates and working professionals with undergraduate degrees outside of education, this graduate program prepares graduates to teach grades nine through twelve in the content area such as Biology and Mathematics.

Why Choose an M.Ed. Program in Secondary Education?

Our program is designed for secondary school teachers to gain advanced skills in research-based practices for teaching subject matter to diverse learners. 

In our increasingly interdependent world, there is a need to prepare teachers to be global educators who internationalize schools through curriculum development, instructional design, action research and teacher leadership. As such, we welcome local teachers as well as teachers from around the world.

Our Accreditation

The Master of Education is a program within the CAEP (Formerly NCATE) accredited College of Education and is approved by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.

What Will You Learn?

In this program you will learn from supportive faculty members recognized for their contributions to the field as teachers, scholars and advisers. The M.Ed. in secondary education prepares you to:

  • Develop advanced competencies in curriculum development, instructional design and evaluation of curriculum and instruction.     
  • Understand the diverse nature of learners, society, and the implications for learning.    
  • Assume leadership roles in curriculum and instruction in the education profession.     
  • Use technology and media to enhance learning.
  • Understand and use appropriate assessment and evaluation.     
  • Engage in scholarly activities to promote student achievement.   
  • Think and reflect critically about the educational processes and professional practice.

What Concentrations Are Available?

  • Biology Specialty Area
  • Mathematics Specialty Area

Program of Study

Secondary Education, Biology Specialty Area, M.Ed.

Secondary Education, Mathematics Specialty Area, M.Ed.