Secondary Education (Licensure Program)

Vanderbilt University

24 months
1828 USD/credit
1828 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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In this program, you will engage in rich coursework focused on critical perspectives and goals connected to the use of education for the creation of a more equitable society. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on current research and gain invaluable experience teaching at the middle and high school levels.

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The master’s degree in Secondary Education will prepare you to teach in grades 6–12 across all curriculum areas.

You will deepen your understanding of subject matter for teaching through this program, focusing on eliciting students’ ideas about subject matter and connecting students’ ideas to that subject matter, all while partnering with schools as a member of a teaching team.

Our Secondary Education program attracts students who want to take on the challenges and rewards of teaching diverse, historically marginalized learners, however, you will be prepared to work in any school and with any student population.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Teaching of Social Studies in Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Teaching in Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Transcript(s) from prior undergraduate and graduate work. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, three preferred for our master's programs. Three letters of recommendation are required for our Ed.D. programs.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the following M.Ed. programs only.
  • Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the M.E.d. in Leadership and Organizational Performance. 
  • International applicants must submit all of the above, plus the following:
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1828 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1828 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1828 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1828 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition per credit hour.


Every on-campus professional student applicant is considered for merit aid (information is listed below). There is no separate application to complete and students will be notified in their admissions letter if they have been awarded merit aid.

Peabody College also provides awards from the Dean’s Endowed and Special Award Funds. These funds are awarded based on demonstrated eligibility and may require a separate application. 

In addition, there are a variety of awards and assistantships available to Peabody students. A full description of these can be found via the links on the left-hand side of this page. Please note that none of our professional programs guarantee an assistantship, but many Peabody students secure positions across Peabody and Vanderbilt University.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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