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Secondary Education

Master of Education | Initial Licensure

Make an impact on the next generation.

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.

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.

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Statement of Purpose

The Division of Education at Regis University prepares educators who are committed to our Jesuit values, including social justice, anti-racist teaching, inclusive, culturally sustaining, multilingual education and building a compassionate community. We are committed to preparing empowered, resilient educators who work with their students, schools and communities to advocate for change.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
24 - 36 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in August and January

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Specialized content areas for licensure
10%
Tuition discount offered for teachers and paraprofessionals
100+
Schools that Regis partners with for student teaching opportunities
Student Teaching

Students complete 200 field hours while completing their course work, gaining valuable hands-on experience and skills along the way. Student teaching requires full-time enrollment in the program and must be completed at an accredited institution within the state of Colorado. Some student teaching programs will help offset the cost of student teaching or pay you to student teach. Regis has over 100 partner schools and will work to pair you with the right grade level in a supportive atmosphere.

Initial Licensure

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

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

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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.

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

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended universities and colleges
  • Resume
  • Interview

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Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $589 per credit hour
Total program credits: 42
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school.

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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The Master of Education in Secondary Education is offered by the Division of Education within Regis College.