M.Ed. Secondary Education: Certification   

We designed this academic plan to prepare you to be a teacher in grades 7-12. Coursework includes both education and content courses to prepare you to student-teach and complete this plan.


This plan meets the Arizona requirements for grades 7-12 teacher certification and provides you with an institutional recommendation that you can use to obtain grades 7-12 teacher certification in Arizona or other states. Please note that states may have other certification requirements such as the AEPA exam in Arizona; you should investigate the teacher-certification requirements for the state where you intend to teach.


Candidates in the M.Ed. with Certification Education program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the ECI 522, 540, 565, 595 and BME 631 or 537 classes as well as in content specific classes identified by each secondary content area program.


This plan leads to a terminal degree; you cannot apply the coursework for this plan to a doctoral degree.


For this 37-43 unit plan, complete:


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