The Fast Track pathway to an M.Ed. in Secondary Education enables individuals who have a bachelor's degree to meet Arizona secondary teacher certification requirements and earn an M.Ed. in as little as twelve months. The program integrates educational theory and methodology into pre-service teaching practice. In lieu of a thesis, an action research project documents mastery of key program outcomes. Students may begin taking classes as early as the summer after graduating with a bachelor's degree. The program accepts new students in both summer and fall. Courses are taken online and students are placed in a middle school or high school classroom during fall and spring semesters. A twelve week student teaching internship in a 6th - 12th grade classroom takes place during the final spring semester.
If you are interested in applying to the M.Ed. in Secondary Education program Fast Track 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.
Applicants are encouraged 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.