Secondary Education (MED)
Graduate Program (MEd)
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.
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
Admission Processing Center
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5131
Electronic transcripts to email@example.com
- Official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required starting in Summer 2020. 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 score may be waived under one of the following conditions:
- State licensed teacher
- Pursuing a M.Ed. or M.S.Ed. without licensure
- Pursuing a principal or administration license
- Pursuing a second license or endorsement
- Pursuing a Montessori teaching credential only
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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||$570|
|Catholic School Rate||$360|
|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 2020-2021 academic year, and include classes from Summer 2020 though Spring 2021. For the full, official listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs. Xavier University reserves the right to correct any computational or clerical errors.
99% of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.
of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.
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.
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.
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)
- Integrated Language Arts (English)
- Integrated Mathematics
- Integrated social-impact-impact Studies
- Life Science
- Life Science/Physics
- Life Science/Chemistry
- Physical Sciences
Grades Pre K-12 (Multi Age)
- 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.
Xavier by the numbers
MEDIAN PAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS (BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS 2012)
NUMBER OF STATES RECOGNIZING OHIO'S TEACHER LICENSURE EARNED THROUGH XAVIER.
OF STUDENTS RECEIVE ASSISTANCE WITH JOB SEARCH AND PLACEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT.