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MAEd in Secondary Education


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Degree Awarded: MAEd in Secondary School Education (Teacher Certification)

A state-approved Alternative Teacher Certification program.

This concentration is designed for the adult who has completed a baccalaureate degree and wishes to pursue teaching certification. The program of study prepares aspiring teachers with the skills necessary to become effective teachers.

The education courses required for a teaching certificate are offered in an intensive study format at a graduate level. Students will earn their initial teacher certification and a master's degree at the completion of the program.

Most teacher education candidates apply for Kansas teacher certification along with Missouri teacher certification.

Teach High School in one of the following subject areas:

Program Highlights

  1. Earn initial certification at an advanced level within two years.

  2. Excellent reputation in teacher preparation

  3. TEACH Grant eligible program for those seeking certification in Biology or Chemistry. 
  4. Five-week, evening classes allow for students to continue to work while taking classes.

  5. Field experiences allow students to gain classroom experience in first semester.

  6. Flexible enrollment – attend part-time or full-time

  7. Several enrollment start dates throughout the year – start any semester


To see the full list of our Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education courses,  view courses.


Applicants for the Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education admission requirements,  view admissions.


Students in the Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education degree program can pay for each course as they enroll or explore additional payment options with our Student Financial Services office.

Costs are the same for students in Missouri or from outside the state.

To learn more about our Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education tuition, view tuition.

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