Interested in a degree tailored to the needs of secondary school teachers?

Secondary Education: a course of study designed to further secondary teaching in any content area

A logical selection of courses both in the secondary content area in Curriculum and Instruction or Education.

36 Credits: 24 in the content area, 12 in Curriculum and Instruction or Education (recommended); program of study to be designed in consultation with an academic advisor in the content area, with assistance from a faculty member in Education or Graduate Education.


  • At least 9 credits of research seminars at the graduate level
  • One masters-level research/analysis project of at least one semester and a minimum of 3 credits
  • The program of study must be clearly and logically defined and must be approved by the relevant academic department and the coordinator of Liberal Studies.

A Sample Curriculum: Secondary Teaching (English)

Content Area: English (24 credits)

ENG 5450, Issues in British Literature and Culture 1750-Present: Novel and the City (Research Seminar)
ENG 5250, Issues in British Literature and Culture 750-1750: Tolkien and Medieval Lit (Research Seminar)
ENG 5240, Bible as Literature
ENG 5255, Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Children’s Literature
ENG 5010, Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
ENG 6240, Major Author—Shakespeare (Research Seminar)
ENG 6710, I/S: Research Seminar
ENG 6910, I/S: Masters Thesis

Secondary Teaching (12 credits)

EDU 5223, Differentiating Instruction, Assessment, and Special Education Law
EDU 5250, Literacy Development in the Content Area
EDU 6540, Advanced Studies in Learning Theory
EDU 6495, Tools of Educational Technology


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