As a current or prospective middle or high school teacher enrolled in this program, you’ll gain intensive professional development in pedagogy, curriculum, foundations of education, educational technology, multicultural education, and educational research. You’ll explore theoretical concepts that will directly impact your instructional effectiveness, helping both you and the students you teach.

The completely online program provides you with intensive professional preparation by offering four concentrations:

  • Concentration in the Education Core
  • Concentration in Secondary Teaching License
  • Concentration in Teaching of a Content or Special Area
  • Concentration in Dual Credit Teaching Credential (for limited content areas)

The program enables practicing and prospective teachers to explore theoretical concepts that relate directly to improving instructional effectiveness.

Questions?

Contact Becky Druetzler, who can answer questions you might have about our program.

Course Requirements

The master of arts in secondary education is a 30-credit degree. For a full list of program requirements and courses, see the course catalog.

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  • EDCU 601 Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development (3 credits)
  • EDTE 650 Technology (3 credits)

Select one pedagogy course from the list below:

  • EDJH 512 Instructional Strategies for Middle School and Junior High Classrooms (3 credits)
  • EDJH 534 Classroom Management (3 credits)
  • EDSE 695 Dynamics of the Secondary Classroom (3 credits)

Select one foundations of education course from the list below:

  • EDFO 620 Social Foundations of Education (3 credits)*
  • EDFO 621 Educational Ethics
  • EDFO 631 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 641 History of American Education (3 credits)
  • EDFO 651 Sociology of Education (3 credits)

*Students pursuing a secondary teaching license must take EDFO 620.

Select one multicultural education course from the list below:

  • EDMU 660 Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools (3 credits)
  • EDMU 670 Social and Cultural Minorities in American Education (3 credits)

Select one research course from the list below:

  • EDCU 673 Curriculum Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDST 671 Evaluation of Educational Programs (3 credits)
  • EDST 676 Research on Impacting Student Learning (3 credits)

Concentrations

Choose one concentration from below:

 

Select one curriculum course from the list below:

  • EDCU 620 The Secondary School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDCU 630 The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum
  • EDCU 640 The Alternative School Curriculum
  • EDST 680 Staff Development to Strengthen Curriculum (3 credits)
Select one program elective from any of the curriculum, educational technology, pedagogy, foundations, multicultural education, or research courses listed above (3 credits).

Select six additional hours from the courses listed above or in other related disciplines as electives.
  • EDJH 585 Principles of Teaching in the Middle School (3 credits)
  • EDPS 600 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDSE 560 Student Teaching: Secondary School (3 credits)
  • EDSE 580 Principles of Teaching in the Secondary School (3 credits)

Select three program electives from any content area or education department (9 credits).

  • EDJH 585 Principles of Teaching in the Middle School (3 credits)
  • EDPS 600 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDSE 560 Student Teaching: Secondary School (3 credits)
  • EDSE 580 Principles of Teaching in the Secondary School (3 credits)

Select three program electives from any content area or education department (9 credits).

Select six courses, or 18 credit hours, of courses from a content area (e.g., Technology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, etc.)

FAQ

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Ready to Apply?

You will first want to check if you meet the admission requirements for the Ball State Graduate School. Then you may apply.

No GRE is required.

Application

Admission to Ball State is selective, and we carefully evaluate all application on an individual basis. Applying for admission is easy. Use our convenient, comprehensive, and secure online application.

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.

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