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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:

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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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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;
  • Mass communication; or
  • Mathematics.

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 program guide and course descriptions.

Tuition discount

Students are eligible for Point Park’s tuition discount being offered for all certificate and master's degree education programs. This tuition discount is approximately 35 percent below the standard rate for master's degree programs and 28 percent below the standard rate for certificate programs.

New and returning education certificate and master's degree students will receive this lower tuition rate as follows:

  • Discounted cost per credit: $530
  • Discounted cost for a three-credit class: $1,590

For more details on tuition and fees at Point Park for 2014-15, please visit our tuition and fees page.

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