Secondary Education

Students in class

Welcome to the Secondary Education Program at the University of Memphis. We are a part of the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department (ICL) in the College of Education. We offer both an Undergraduate (BSEd), Graduate (MAT) Secondary Education degree, Master of Science degree with an emphasis in secondary education (M.S.), and Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) with an emphasis in secondary education.

The ICL Department offers an Integrative Studies, Secondary Math Concentration degree: The objectives for a B.S.Ed. in Integrative Studies/Secondary Math are: (a) to understand how learning occurs, how students construct knowledge and acquire skills, and knows how to provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development; (b) preparing, through intensive clinical experiences, highly qualified math teachers grades 6-12.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the mathematics you will teach
  • Work collaboratively with mathematics and education faculty
  • Learn how to teach effectively in urban schools
  • Spend a full year “in residence” in a local school (observing, tutoring, and teaching)
  • Earn a teaching license upon successful completion of the program

MAT Secondary Education Program

This course of study leads to initial certification in Secondary Education (6-12). The program prepares students to educate adolescents in a group setting. The program includes coursework in adolescent development, learning theory, and social foundations of education and teaching methods. Field hours are associated with this program.

Master of Science Program

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree with an emphasis in secondary education is available to individuals who are already licensed and want to expand their work in their teaching areas. It is also available to individuals without licensure who desire to work in education-related settings but do not need teacher licensure. This degree is directed toward the development of competencies necessary for leadership and advancement in K-12 settings and fields related to education.  This degree is completed online.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree extends knowledge and skills from a Master's degree by preparing students to conduct reality-based research that focuses on secondary education. This degree can be completed online. The program coordinator can assist you with any preliminary questions you may have about a doctorate program.

The University is awarded the 2019 Best Online Colleges Master's Secondary Education  award.

Best Value MS SCED Award