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Teacher Licensure - Secondary Education

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Why a Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education?

The Master of Arts in Education in Teacher Licensure is designed for individuals wishing to seek initial teaching licensure through a graduate studies program in secondary education. Candidates in the program examine current educational theory and practice and explore a variety of viewpoints to reflectively develop their professional competence and teaching style. They explore social issues affecting students and expand their awareness of and respect for the unique development of each student. During their course work, they consider effective collaboration with and accountability to students, parents, colleagues, and the community. Reexamining the development of values and professional ethics, students gain greater intellectual and ethical insight.


Curriculum Requirements


EDL 620 - School Law (3 Credits)

EDU 5xx - Methods of Teaching in Content Area (3 Credits)

SPE 505 - Instruction of Diverse Learners (3 Credits)

EDU 510 - Foundations of American Education (2 Credits)

EDU 512 - Methods of Teaching Reading/Writing in the Content Area (3 Credits)

EDU 600 - Professional Educator Seminar (0 Credit)

EDU 610 - History and Philosophy of Education (3 Credits)

EDU 611 - Curriculum Theory and Design (3 Credits)

EDU 612 - Instructional and Curriculum Design and Evaluation (3 Credits)

EDU 613 - Field Practicum II (0 Credit)

EDU 614 - Field Practicum III (0 Credit)

EDU 641 - Educational Research & Statistics (3 Credits)

EDU 645 - Action Research Planning (2 Credits)

EDU 650 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3 Credits)

EDU 695 - Student Teaching and Seminar (6 Credits)

EDU 598 - Portfolio Review (1 Credit)

EDU 599 - Teaching Performance Assessment (0 Credit)

EDU 697 - Action Research Project (2 Credits)


EDU 699 - Action Research Thesis (4 Credits)

Total Credits = 41-43





The MAED in Secondary Education Program requires students to complete 32 hours (including content area methods) in their chosen content area (Mathematics, Social Science, Science and English Language Arts). At least 16 of the 32 hours must be upper division coursework.




Students in all teacher licensure programs are required to complete field practicum hours throughout the program in local school districts. All field practicum and student teaching placements require students to be available during the school day to accommodate these placements.




Admission Requirements

McKendree welcomes applications from students holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution who seek a challenging educational experience in a stimulating and friendly environment. Applicants are considered on an individual basis without regard to sex, race, disability, nationality, or religion.

The following documentation and/or components are required for consideration for admission:

1. A completed graduate admission application. See application deadlines below (no fee).

2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are those that are mailed from institution to institution.

3. A current vita or resume.

4. A minimum 3.0 G.P.A. on a four-point scale in undergraduate studies. Applicants with a G.P.A. below 3.0 may be conditionally admitted.

5. Three professional references (name and contact information).

6. Applicants for MAT and MAED Licensure programs must pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or have a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT with a score of at least 6 in Writing or have a score of 1110 or higher in critical reading and math on the SAT with a 26 or higher in writing and Language Arts.

7. Applicants may be required to participate in a personal interview to assess readiness for graduate studies.


In order to meet the licensure application deadline, all material must be received by the Office of Graduate Admission on or before the application deadline. Incomplete applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis by the Office of Graduate Admission and may not be reviewed, which will delay the start date until the next term. The timely submission of the admission material is the student’s responsibility. As a general rule, the earlier the materials are received, the better the chances for full consideration.



Admission Deadlines

Start Dates

Fall (1st Eight Weeks) - Application Deadline: August 15

Fall (2nd Eight Weeks) - Application Deadline: October 1

Spring (1st Eight Weeks) - Application Deadline: December 15

Spring (2nd Eight Weeks) - Application Deadline: March 1

Summer - Application Deadline: May 15




The MAED program is offered on the Lebanon campus. This program is formatted for the working professional. Each course meets one night a week.



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Director of Graduate Programs
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