Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree with a Specialization in Secondary Education

Master's in Secondary Education Online Degree

Designed for certified teachers, our accredited Master's in Secondary Education online program focuses on the unique needs of teachers interested in studying advanced topics in secondary education, educational leadership and classroom strategy for high school students.

        

Master's in Secondary Education Online Program Details

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Master's in Secondary Education Online Program Outline

Our Master's in Secondary Education online program can help you learn how to:

  • Analyze research findings to respond to academic, physical, social and cultural differences in educating students and recommend method modifications based on research results
  • Design educational programs that effectively address objectives integrating the appropriate use of various instructional media and technologies for learning
  • Develop educational programs that use the appropriate criteria for selecting curricular content, organization of content and methods of curriculum evaluation
  • Create a plan for implementation of learning content in various educational settings
  • Evaluate the opportunities and challenges involved in the organizational development and delivery of learning programs using formative and summative instruments
  • Evaluate educational situations and problems in order to develop and substantiate solutions using leadership and management strategies
  • Demonstrate advanced discipline, appropriate communication skills in written and presentation formats

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American InterContinental University’s Master of Education degree is not designed to meet state educator licensing or advancement requirements; however, it may assist candidates in these approvals in their state of residence depending on those requirements. Contact the state board of in applicable state(s) for requirements.

Master's in Secondary Education Online Courses

Degree Requirements

Division Core
Credits
EDU601 The Education Leader 6
EDU603 Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards and Ethics 6
EDU605 Research Resources for the Classroom 6
EDU625 Educational Specialty Capstone 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
Secondary Education
Credits
EDU671 Development of the Secondary Student 6
EDU676 The Diverse Secondary Classroom 6
EDU677 Data Applications for Secondary Educators 6
EDU679 Managing the Secondary Learning Environment 6

Total Credit Hours : 48

 

AIU's Master of Education (M.Ed.), is programmatically accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

Master's in Secondary Education Online Classes Overview

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 pursue leadership roles within the secondary education field . With a Master of Education in Secondary Education, teachers can study up-to-date methods of instruction and assessment and work to build a deeper understanding of how to develop classroom strategies that are better targeted to today’s secondary-age students.

For a Master's in Secondary Education online degree, your classes may include:

The Development of the Secondary Student

The candidate will study how to relate to secondary school students and facilitate their education as they grow and mature through the secondary school years.

The Diverse Secondary Classroom

The course is designed to guide candidates to effective application of learner diversity in creating and carrying out education in the secondary class.

Data Applications for Secondary Educators

In this course, candidates will study how to identify and use appropriate data for planning and conducting effective secondary instruction.

Managing the Secondary Learning Environment

Candidates will study methods for time, technology and resource management as they plan for the conduct and administration of secondary school classes.

The Education Leader

The candidate will have the opportunity to work to develop a concept of professional behavior and performance appropriate to teachers through an in-depth study of contemporary leadership issues and leadership theories.

Legal, Regulatory, Educational Standards and Ethics

The candidate will have the opportunity to recognize and distinguish among events and issues in education that may call for different actions based on the educator's understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines.

Research Resources for the Classroom

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.

Educational Specialty Capstone

The candidate will summarize studies in elementary or secondary education, and demonstrate competency in the specialization requirements.

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Accreditation & Affiliations

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American InterContinental University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Master of Education program has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026.

AIU is a proud member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners.

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"The online option attracted me to AIU. The online atmosphere was great. AIU provided the tools and all the different resources to help me be successful in my degree."

- Anthony Wheatley
  MBA 2018

BBA 2015

Classes Start July 22, 2020

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