The Master of Education in Secondary Education (Not Eligible for Credential) is a program designed for any individual interested in the education of children in the Grade 7-12 setting, but who must postpone student teaching or who does not choose to seek a teaching certificate. The format and courses of the regionally accredited program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner and to maximize the content knowledge that the student already possesses. Courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of educational psychology, reading strategies, teaching methods and curriculum development. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research throughout the program. Assignments within each course guides students through observational and practice based experiences. Students must have access to a Gr. 7-12 classroom to complete the program and practicum assignments. Graduates of the program are prepared to become informed educators in the home, church, private schools and other settings not requiring a teaching credential. If the student wishes, he/she may move into a student teaching/credentialing component with Grand Canyon University at a later date. Students must have a minimum of 24 units in a content area commonly taught in public Gr. 7-12 schools to be admitted to the program.
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