Graduate Program (MEd)

Master of Education in Secondary Education

The Master of Education degree in Secondary Education is based on a foundation of liberal arts education that enhances the knowledge base for currently licensed teachers and other education stakeholders. The degree can also be completed in conjunction with an initial teacher licensure program.

Admission

Applications are accepted throughout the year from students with a bachelor's degree and a solid academic background. You may begin the program in the summer, fall or spring term.

To apply, submit the following application materials to the Office of Graduate Admission.

  • The online graduate application
  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university of all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework to
    Xavier University
    Admission Processing Center
    3800 Victory Parkway
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5131
    OR
    Electronic transcripts to xugrad@xavier.edu
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The MAT is offered here at Xavier. For information about registering for the MAT, please call 513-745-3531. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.

Applications are processed immediately upon receiving all of the necessary materials, and you will be notified of your status as soon as possible. The admission committee considers all of the information contained in the admission application, including prior grades, test scores and evidence of potential for success in graduate study.

Test Waiver Option

Applicants to Graduate Programs in the School of Education Must Have:

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university AND
  • Admission test score test may be waived under one of the following conditions:
  • GPA:
    • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in undergraduate matriculation; or
    • 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA graduate (15 credit hours or more completed at the graduate level); or
  • Licensed teacher; or
  • Graduate degree

*International students may have additional application requirements. See International Graduate Admissions for more information.

**This applies to all Graduate Degree Programs in the School of Education, excluding Human Resource Development and Leadership Studies.

For questions regarding the application process, e-mail the Office of Graduate Admission at xugrad@xavier.edu.

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Curriculum

To discuss the course curriculum, please contact the office of the Secondary Education program (513-745-3485).

  • EDFD 500: History and Philosophy of American Education
  • EDFD 505: Organization of Education Systems in the U.S.
  • EDFD 507: Educational Research
  • EDFD 508: Educational Research Paper
  • 21 Credit Hours From Approved EDMS, EDSP, EDRE or Content Electives

Sample Courses

EDFD 500: - History and Philosophy of American Education

EDFD 505: - Organization of Education Systems in the U.S.

EDFD 507: - Educational Research

EDFD 508: - Educational Research Paper

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, per credit hour Cost
MEd and Non-degree Licensure/Endorsement Students $560
Catholic School Rate $345
Offsite $470
Student Fee, per semester
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking full-time $8
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking part-time $4

The amounts listed are for the 2018-19 school year, and include classes from Summer 2018 though Spring 2019. These amounts are updated to the most recent amounts available. For the full listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs.

99% of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.

99%

of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.

THIS PROGRAM

popular
POPULAR

The Department of Secondary and Special Education is the most popular of Xavier's education programs, but with about 700 students overall, it's still small enough to guarantee personal attention.

professional
PROFESSIONAL

The master's program in Secondary Education requires 30 credit hours of coursework, consisting of 9 credit hours of core and 21 credit hours of approved courses for the Secondary Education concentration.

experiential
EXPERIENTIAL

All students seeking licensure in Secondary Education experience at least 15 weeks in supervised student teaching in local classrooms.

Secondary Education Program Design

  • The Secondary Teacher Education program prepares students to become competent, professional beginning secondary or pre K-12 school teachers while meeting state licensure requirements.
  • Students gain a strong foundation in liberal arts education that emphasizes the importance of the individual, educational growth and professional development.
  • Licensure concentrations require additional course work and can be planned as part of the degree program.

Fields of licensure available:

Grades 7-12 (Adolescent to Young Adult)

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Integrated Language Arts (English)
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Life Science
  • Life Science/Physics
  • Life Science/Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences

Grades Pre K-12 (Multi Age)

  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Theater
  • Visual Art

Core education courses are offered at five Cincinnati area locations, making it even easier for students to take courses. The locations include:

  • Covington Catholic High School in Northern Kentucky.
  • Middletown Fenwick High School north of Xavier.
  • Wilmington High School, northeast of Xavier.
  • Oak Hills High School west of Xavier.
  • Amelia Middle School east of Xavier.
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Xavier by the numbers

$55,000

MEDIAN PAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS (BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS 2012)

41

NUMBER OF STATES RECOGNIZING OHIO'S TEACHER LICENSURE EARNED THROUGH XAVIER.

100%

OF STUDENTS RECEIVE ASSISTANCE WITH JOB SEARCH AND PLACEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT.