MA in Secondary Education
The MA in Secondary Education is designed for secondary teachers interested in an advanced professional degree. Candidates and their advisors will plan a program of advanced study in the teaching field that includes coursework in high school programs and practices, content area studies, and interdisciplinary teaching strategies.
To qualify for graduation, candidates for the Master of Arts in Secondary Education degree must meet a residency requirement and demonstrate significant scholarly ability. This demonstration will typically involve the development and completion of a thesis or the completion of a comprehensive written examination at the end of the individual's coursework.
The residency requirement is fulfilled by taking at least 12 semester hours on the Mt. Pleasant campus or in a CMU off-campus course taught by a Teacher Education and Professional Development tenure or tenure-track faculty member.
The program requires 30 semester hours of credit for the Plan A (thesis) option or a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit for the Plan B (capstone seminar) option. Course descriptions can be found under the Graduate Bulletin.
At least one-half the credits earned toward the degree must be taken at the 600 and 700 levels. All credits must be completed in the seven-year period immediately preceding the granting of the degree.