The Alternative Path to Secondary Certification (Borderland Consortium) provides individuals interested in becoming teachers the opportunity to teach full-time while pursuing their certification and masters degree. In this two-year professional program, students will meet certification requirements and earn a Master’s in Secondary Education while they teach in middle schools and high schools that are part of the UA South Borderlands Consortium.
If you are interested in applying to the M.Ed. in Secondary Education program, Alternative Path option or need additional information, please complete an Interest Form https://slate.grad.arizona.edu/register/requestdistanceinfo. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the form.
UA South - the University of Arizona’s branch campus headquartered in Sierra Vista - extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs. UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. We partner with community colleges to offer bachelor degrees that are of high quality, low cost, and geographically accessible. In addition to traditional degree programs in education, computer science, humanities and the social sciences, UA South offers Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Master’s programs in education, and a variety of continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of regional industry.
International Students: Please note that this program does not meet the requirements for a student visa.
Applicants are required to pass the Arizona Certification Secondary Subject Knowledge exam (NES or AEPA) in the academic subject they plan to teach in order to enter the program. The link to the exams on the Arizona Department of Education website (ADE) is below.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Please refer to our website for financial aid opportunities.
The M.Ed. in Secondary Education program consists of 38 credits, including courses in the following areas:
A minor is not required for this degree.