Designed for certified teachers, the Master of Education with a specialization in Secondary Education focuses on the unique needs of teachers interested in studying advanced topics in secondary education, educational leadership and classroom strategy for high school students.
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The junior-high and high-school years are an amazing time of growth and change for students. A Master of Education Degree with a specialization in Secondary Education may help you refine your skills and give you the knowledge it takes to reach students in grades 7 through 12. An advanced degree may also position you to take on more leadership within your grade or subject specialization.
AIU’s Master of Education degree with a specialization in Secondary Education is among the few M.Ed. programs to integrate adaptive learning throughout the entire curriculum. With a Master of Education in Secondary Education, teachers study up-to-date methods of instruction and assessment to gain a deeper understanding of how to develop classroom strategies targeted to students in grades 7 through 12. This one-year M.Ed. program is designed to help teachers get the in-depth, specialized knowledge they want—compressing their studies into a shorter time-frame, but still providing the knowledge and credentials they're looking for.
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American InterContinental University’s Master of Education degree is not designed to meet state educator licensing requirements; however, it may assist students in gaining licensure in their state of residence depending on those requirements. If you’re interested in teaching certification, please contact your state board of education for requirements.
Total Credit Hours: 48
Designed for licensed teachers, AIU’s advanced degree in Secondary Education is designed to help educators enhance the classroom experience, as well as prepare to take on more leadership. With a Master of Education in Secondary Education, teachers can study up-to-date methods of instruction and assessment and gain a deeper understanding of how to develop classroom strategies that are better targeted to today’s secondary-age students.
At AIU, you can take more courses devoted to your field of interest, on average than at other similar schools For a Master of Education with a Secondary Education specialization, your classes can include:
The student will learn how to relate to secondary school students and facilitate their education as they grow and mature through the secondary school years.
The course guides students to effective application of learner diversity in creating and carrying out education in the secondary class.
In this course, students will learn how to identify and use appropriate data for planning and conducting effective secondary instruction.
Students will learn methods for time, technology and resource management as they plan for the conduct and administration of secondary school classes.
The student develops a concept of professional behavior and performance appropriate to teachers through an in-depth study of contemporary leadership issues and leadership theories.
The student recognizes and discriminates among events and issues in education that may call for different actions based on the educator's understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines.
This course will examine ways and means to augment learning and teaching resources in the classroom through effective use of both monetary and non-monetary resources.
The student will summarize studies in elementary or secondary education, and demonstrate competency in the specialization requirements.
Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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