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.


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

This Program

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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.

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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.

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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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