The master of education (M.Ed.) in teacher education prepares Marquette University graduate students to be exceptional teachers in middle school and high school in subjects including biology, chemistry, mathematics, English and more.
Our M.Ed. specializing in secondary education is designed to allow working professionals with a bachelor's degree in a variety of disciplines to earn an initial Wisconsin middle/secondary (early adolescence/adolescence - grades 6-12) teaching license.
Prospective students with a degree in biology, chemistry, economics, English, a foreign language, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology or sociology are encouraged to consider this program if teaching 6-12 grade students is their passion.
This program requires 39 credit hours of prerequisite and required course work, which includes one term of full-time student teaching.
Our education master's programs prepare educators to uphold the Jesuit tradition of care for the person, social justice and academic, excellence, ethical behavior and service to the urban community.
Through a systematic focus on the social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of education, the College of Education at Marquette University is committed to the development of professionals as agents of critical inquiry and social justice.
All our education graduate programs prepare educators to uphold the Jesuit tradition of care for the person, social justice and academic, excellence, ethical behavior and service to the urban community.
We help inspire and develop our graduate students to become:
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M.Ed. Program Outcomes
M.Ed. in Teacher Education, Secondary Education Course Work - 39 Credits
|Teaching Practice 1: Instructional Design and Teaching Models||3|
|Teaching Practice 2: Cultivating Relationships and Communities for Learning||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||6|
|Educational Inquiry 2: Advanced Topics||3|
|Teaching Practice 3: Assessment and Differentiation||3|
|Adolescent and Disciplinary Literacies||3|
|Advanced Teaching Practice in Middle and High School||3|
|Educating Exceptional Learners||3|
|Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|One additional Advanced Methods course:||3|
|Teaching Middle/Secondary Social Science|
|Teaching Middle/Secondary Science|
|Teaching English in the Secondary School|
|Teaching World Languages and Cultures|
|The Teaching of Mathematics|
or Advanced Methods in Journalism, Communication or Theatre
|Middle/Secondary Education Practicum||3|
|Three additional graduate-level course electives:||9|
|Introduction to Educational Inquiry|
|Sociological Foundations of Education|
|Learning and Curriculum Theories|
|Theories of Learning Applied to Instruction|
|Organizational Theory and Administration in K-12 Schools|
|Politics and Community in Educational Organizations|
|History of Education in the United States|
|American Law and the Educational Organization|
|Seminar in Analysis of Teaching|
|Philosophy of Education|
|Total Credit Hours:||33|
Application requirements and other important information to apply for the M.Ed. in teacher education graduate program at Marquette University are detailed below. We also encourage and welcome prospective students to visit us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and take a tour of the College of Education facilities on the Marquette University campus.
July 15- Applications should be received by to be considered for fall term admission.
1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.