Secondary Education (Teacher Certification) (MEd)

This program is for those who want to become certified to teach grades 6-12 in the public schools and already have a bachelor's degree in any field.

ASU's secondary education program builds strong connections between theory and practice through quality classroom instruction paired with extensive clinical experiences.

Students gain a strong foundation in teaching and content knowledge from experts in the field of education. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty actively engage in the educational research community and embed this vital knowledge throughout the program. This connection further empowers our students to engage in their own research through the culminating action research applied project.

A series of clinical experiences or field placements are designed to assist our students in developing a thorough understanding of teaching and learning as they apply knowledge from their coursework in varied school settings. Individualized guidance through our clinical framework provides our students with the support they need to be successful in today's rapidly evolving educational environment.

The MEd in secondary education with teacher certification offers three formats for students to earn a master's degree and Arizona teacher certification:

Masters and Arizona Certification (MAC) — A traditional format where students take classes at an ASU campus two nights a week and are required to do a field experience one day per week for at least two semesters.  During the last semester of the program, students complete a full-time student teaching experience in their content area.

Induction, Masters and Arizona Certification (InMAC) — Provides an alternative pathway to teacher certification for full-time teachers on an intern teaching certificate. To qualify, individuals must secure a full-time teaching position. Participants take classes one night per week and must be continuously enrolled in apprentice teaching coursework.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars program  — An option for U.S. residents with a bachelor’s degree or work experience in a field related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics, and who aspire to teach middle-school mathematics or science. Students attend evening classes at an ASU campus and complete student teaching in grades 6-8. Only a limited number of seats are available. Learn more about the Noyce program.

Degree Offered

Secondary Education (Teacher Certification) (MEd)

Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, West

Plan of Study

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