Secondary Education M.A.

To obtain a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education, candidates must complete a 39 hour program. The coursework is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful classroom teachers. Candidates may choose to only complete the coursework and hours needed for secondary certification, or they may continue their studies and earn a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education. Candidates seeking a Master of Arts degree must complete a comprehensive examination.

Lewis offers Type 09 Secondary Certification in the areas of: English/language arts; mathematics; science with designations in biology, chemistry or physics; and social science with designations in history or psychology. (For content area courses, see undergraduate catalog)

See complete admission requirements in College of Education introduction.

Degree/Certification Requirements

I. Certification Courses (33)

53-504Technology For Teaching and Learning

3

53-512Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Adolescents

3

53-513Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective 6-12 Instruction

3

Special Methods (content area)

3

55-521Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School

3

53-522Characteristics and Development of the Adolescent Learner

3

53-544Secondary Student Teaching

6

51-546Historical Foundations of American Education

3

54-557Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities

3

53-523Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

3

53-544: See course descriptions for prerequisites.

II. Degree Completion Courses (6)

53-535Methods and Techniques of Educational Research

3

or

52-575Practical Research for Learning Communities

3

One approved 3-hour class