Due to the cancellations and/or postponements of the GMAT and GRE exams in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Graduate School is waiving the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 for some programs. This program will be waiving the GRE. To see the list of programs that are still requiring the GRE, please visit the Office of the Graduate School’s Test Score Requirements Notice.

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The Master of Science in Secondary Education is an online degree program designed to provide new and veteran classroom teachers with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and vision of education in terms of theory, research and practice.

Program highlights:

  • The program is 33 credit hours
  • Graduates may be eligible to for the Class AA Mississippi Educator License. Check with the state department of education where you plan to teach for licensing requirements as they vary by state.
  • Areas of concentration for K-12 or 7-12th grade teachers include:
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • English/Language Arts
    • (K-12) Foreign Language
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • (K-12) Physical Education
    • Reading
    • Social Studies
    • Other (See Advisor)
Who should pursue this degree?

Teachers who want to enhance their teaching skills with advanced training and/or specialize in a certain subject area. If you do not already have a bachelor’s degree in education and are looking to make a career change, the Secondary Teacher Alternate Route program may be just right for you.

"MSU Online allows me to embark on my graduate degree journey without the tether of traditional campus courses. As a military wife, I move often, and MSU's online course format provides the flexibility I need to be successful at the graduate level. I am very grateful for the opportunities that MSU has given me.”"

Hannah Thompson, Gulfport, MS

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