The Master of Science in Secondary Education requires 33 semester hours of graduate coursework beyond the bachelor's degree and successful completion of a comprehensive examination. The degree can be completed almost entirely online via distance learning from virtually anywhere in the United States. Students have the option of completing some coursework face-to-face on campus as well as via distance.

What kind of license will I receive?

Program graduates may be eligible to be recommended for the Class AA Mississippi Educator License.

What courses will I take?

Students completing the Master of Science in Secondary Education program will complete these courses:

  • EDF 8363 Functions and Methods of Research
  • EDS 8243 Advanced Planning and Managing
  • EDS 8613 Middle and Secondary School Curriculum
  • EDS 8653 Issues of Accountability
  • EDS 8663 Improving Instruction
  • EDS 8683 Dispositions and Reflection
  • RDG Elect. Any 3-hour RDG course
  • Education Electives 3-6 hours any EDE, EDS, EDX, RDG
  • Content Area Electives 6-9 hours

What subjects can I teach?

Degree program participants can select a K-12 or 7-12th grade concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English/Language Arts
  • (K-12) Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • (K-12) Physical Education
  • Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Other (See Advisor)