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Secondary Education

Master of Education | Initial Licensure

Make an impact on the next generation. 

We shape thoughtful leaders who are ready to make an impact on the next generation and help them understand the importance of education to better serve a local and global community. Empower youth to reach a deeper level of learning, acquire state licensure and leave with the confidence to lead a middle or high school classroom.

Designed for those who want to make a difference in the lives of students grades 7-12, our curriculum covers a wide base of topics within the education field, from foundational teaching methods to diversity and inclusion in the classroom. You’ll gain a thorough foundation of common and unique teaching pedagogy before teaching in a local classroom for a semester. By graduation, you’ll feel confident and capable of leading a middle or high school classroom and you’ll be prepared to take the state licensure exam.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
40 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$515 per credit hour

Sample Secondary Education Classes

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EDFD 603: Diversity, Equity and Social Justice

Examines issues in education pertaining to areas such as culturally and linguistical diverse education, special education, race and ethnicity, language, religion, socioeconomic status and ability or disability.

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EDSC 661-669: Secondary Methods

Studies curriculum, methods and strategies for teaching content-area specific subjects. Content areas include business, drama, English, art, foreign language, math, social studies, science or speech. 

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EDSC 670: Classroom Management

Explores the creation of a classroom that supports individual and collaborative learning, and considers current legislation related to management techniques to ensure inclusive learning environments. 

Program Details

Get all the details on our M.Ed. Secondary Education program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Regis has over 100 partner schools and will work to pair you with the right grade level in a supportive atmosphere for your student teaching experience. Students must pass the state-required licensing exam (PRAXIS) and complete a total of 200 field hours before applying to student teaching. Students should expect to complete 1-3 field hours per week while enrolled in the program.

As a part of the program, you must successfully take the state licensure examination to student teach in one of our partner schools. We will support and recommend you through this process. After completing your field hours in a Colorado school and upon completion of student teaching, you can apply for licensure in Colorado through the Colorado Department of Education with our recommendation.

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Licensure Content Areas

In addition to foundational coursework, you will work with your advisor to select a licensure content area that aligns with your bachelor's degree. Available content areas include:

| Business
| English
| World Languages
| Math
| Science
| Social Studies

How to Apply

To apply to the M.Ed. Secondary Education program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Resume
  • Teacher candidate interview
  • Criminal background check

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $515 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school
Total program credits: 40

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January and August.