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Master's in Secondary Education

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Pursue a Master's Degree in Secondary Education in Downtown Pittsburgh

Point Park University's Master of Education degree in secondary education leading to Pennsylvania certification is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in a content area or related field and seek initial secondary certification (grades 7 through 12) in one of the following areas:

Alumni Profile

Pictured is Chris Colonna, who earned a master's degree in secondary education is a seventh grade life science teacher.
Master's degree in secondary education paves alum's path to teaching science.

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Student Profile

Pictured is Michelina Pollini, Point Park graduate education student, Pittsburgh Schweitzer Program Fellow and Programming Assistant for the Pittsburgh International Children's Theater. | Photo by Jim Judkis
Secondary education graduate student Michelina Pollini was named a Schweitzer Program Fellow. 
  • Biological sciences
  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Secondary Education Graduate Courses

Some of the courses in the master's in secondary education program include:

  • Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers
  • Special Education Inclusive Practices
  • Human Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Technological Applications
  • Student Teaching Program

Classes are offered on Saturdays, evenings and in summer institutes. The program also includes a student teaching semester. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats including traditional, online and blended approaches.

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the degree requirements and course descriptions.

Tuition Information

For details on Point Park University tuition and fees for 2017-18, please visit our tuition and fees page.